The degree to which the extreme right-wing is out of touch with reality is well represented here, in this following clip:
What Ben Stein is arguing for is Austerity, and I do not necessarily agree that we need to cut spending (some government spending actually grows the economy significantly, some government spending is wasteful, you can't paint it all with the same brush).
But the fact that Ben Stein is called a "communist" for saying that taxes need to be raised slightly on the richest among us, is just proof of how totally out of touch the right-wing is. Their economic policies are a matter of religion-- not science.
And now the cult of "small government" is eating it's own.