Ashdod saidpeople dont know that???
Crazy as it sounds... Most Americans don't - and that's much of the problem here.
It's one of the reasons many politicians, especially on the Right, begin their public policy pronouncements with: "The American people want..." Or with similar words, that are peppered throughout their statements.
It's amazing how the prescient American people already want things they likely have never even heard about before. The ones who DO want these things are the lobbyists and special interest groups, who actually proposed & promoted these specific policies & legislation, in some cases even writing the bills themselves that the elected politicians submit. But it's important for the politicians to convince Americans that the ideas and desire for them come from the people themselves, not from large campaign contributors.