This is pretty much how it works. “Crony business” makes sure people in government are paid, then the people in government make sure the folks in crony business are paid. It’s a nice little circle that works well for those who are a part of it. For the rest of us it doesn’t work at all.
(From The Washington Free Beacon)
“The Podesta Group earned $590,000 from General Motors in 2010 and 2011, including major advocacy work on vehicle emissions standards. Podesta met with Obama Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein on July 21, 2011, just eight days before the administration announced new regulations mandating 54.5 miles-per-gallon cars by 2025.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) soon initiated an investigation into the meeting to see if the administration developed the policy “in secret” to benefit the government-owned automaker.”