In general our leaders seem to be cut from different cloth from the rest of us. Gaffes made by Presidents and high-level government officials often reveal their complete dissociation from the reality that most of their constituents (us) inhabit. This is not a modern-day phenomenon.
Former President Calvin Coolidge speaking from the throes of the Great Depression: “When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.”
Who exactly was this gem of wisdom meant for? Surely not the millions of people displaced by the Great Depression who could easily associate not working with unemployment.