Everyone wants a piece of the crony pie. Some groups are better than others at getting their piece. “Farmers” historically have been very good.
(From The Washington Times)
“Farmers are a protected class in America, and they have a strong voting bloc behind them,” said former Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican who worked closely on farm bills. “It’s a matter of everyone involved doing what’s best for their careers, but not what’s best for taxpayers.”