On the same day that Barack Obama said that the private sector is "doing just fine", R.T. Rybak, Mayor of Minneapolis and Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee called Mitt Romney "disconnected" for saying that we don't need more teachers, firefighters, and police officers.
The point Governor Romney was trying to make is that Americans want smaller government, not bloated bureaucracies. No one is going to argue that we need fewer firefighters or police officers. Romney was simply rebutting the idea that the key to fixing the economy is to hire more government employees.
It seems as if every bill that Obama signs into office creates another bureau, agency, commission, department, or administration. The federal government has become such a labyrinth that you need a separate dictionary for all of the acronyms.
The American people want a more streamlined government that helps to improve the quality of life, not stand in the way with red tape.
Barack Obama is the one who is out of touch with the American people. The unfortunate thing is that people buy in to his propaganda. Everything that Obama tries to give us, whether is be free health care, student loan forgiveness, or free contraception is just another attempt by the left-wing machine to control another aspect of our lives.
Christopher Gadsden had it right when he created a flag with the words "Don't Tread on Me". The government should be a silent partner in the success of the American people. It should not dictate or regulate our daily activities, such as what we eat or where we send our children to school every morning.
Republicans and Democrats have opposing views of what the role of government is. Disciples of Barack Obama believe that government is an end product of worker production. They believe that we all wake up to go to work in the morning to support the government. In turn, the government then supports us.
Republicans on the other hand believe that government is there to provide a framework for our success and provide those services that would otherwise be proved less efficiently, such as roads and the military.
Which scenario sounds better to you?
In this election season, we must ask ourselves who is really out of touch with the American public. Who shares the same views on government vs. individual responsibility as we do?
If you think long and hard about it, you will find that President Obama is the one who is disconnected.