I would also suspect that the various support staffs get together and write most of the bills. So not only do they not read the bills, they don’t write then so it’s no wonder we get the “deer in the headlights” look when we ask them questions at town hall meetings.
Most Congressmen I know simply don’t want to be bothered with all the minutia unless it involves a photo op. Also see way too much of this in our local government. Politicians come and go but the staff remains forever - they never give up on a pet issue and never seem to go away unless they finally retire.
I am in agreement with you. This is going to sound crude, but I honestly have seen more ‘losers’ in those staff positions who seem bent on righting some perceived wrong.
Maybe the sunlight needs to shine on that underbelly one of these days.
Guess it’s always been that way, but the difference now is the people who are led around by the media and/or are just plain indifferent. There doesn’t seem to be a common cause with the majority of Americans these days. Thanks barry, the great uniter! What a joke.