Reagan's presidency began a deliberate erosion of the public's right to a trial by jury. 20 years later his political heirs continue to feed the myth of "tort reform" and ignore the Constitution in favor of corporate interests.
The public get's it! America's survival depend on services like quality schools and healthcare and funds are needed to pay for that good stuff. The solution is having those who've benefited the most from our unbalanced system pay their fair share.