The problem is that no politicians want to address the issue.
Politicians aren't in the business of addressing issues or fixing problems. They are in the business of getting re-elected.
Because the conservative based has embarked on a multi-decade drive to reduce, if not eliminate, education among their core, they now find themselves in a position where the people who voted them in are mad, opinionated, and have LITERALLY NO IDEA WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!
25% of Conservatives believe that they are in the top 5% of earners.
That's despite the ability to LOOK UP the numbers.
These are people who literally can't tell if their income ($50,000 a year) is MORE or LESS than someone making $25 million a year.