This is so true. The fact is, all problems have very simple sources and very simple solutions. Ask any politician. [Problem] is obviously caused by the policies of [competing political party] and the answer is to elect [my political party].
The REAL fact is that all the easy problems were taken care of hundreds of years ago. Now we have all the hard problems -- the "non-low-hanging fruit". And the problem with hard problems is that they're, well, hard. They don't respond to a nice simple solution like "reverse the blecketron polarity" or "saturate the area with bogon particles". Specifically, hard answers aren't 100% certain, they do have downsides, they won't benefit everyone and may actually be bad for some. Unfortunately the public wants simple-to-understand answers that are 100% certain to work, don't cost anything, don't have a downside, are immediately effective, and won't require any effort on their part. So that's what politicians promise.
In retrospect, "Let's get the goat drunk"
should have been my cue to leave the party.