Big government and big business aren’t as opposed as they seem.

For more: http://www.libertarianism.org/media/free-thoughts/big-business-loves-big-government-cronyism-american-politics

Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through history, mankind has been bullied by scum. Those who lord it over their fellows and toss commands in every direction and would boss the grass in the meadow about which way to bend in the wind are the most depraved kind of prostitutes. They will submit to any indignity, perform any vile act, do anything to achieve power. The worst off-sloughings of the planet are the ingredients of sovereignty. Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy the whores are us.
—  P.J. O'Rourke

Interest groups give money to campaigns to make sure they stay in favor of politicians and subsidies.

Prof. Ben Powell explains why politicians don’t cut spending: http://bit.ly/21qAnpT