If Politicians Were Honest, Here's What They'd Say
"I voted for this farm bill because farmers are a concentrated, highly organized and well-funded interest group. Of course, I know that the overall benefits of this bill fall far short of its costs. But those benefits are concentrated on a tiny percentage of the population, while the costs are spread out over all 300 million Americans. So those who pay the costs don't feel their burden enough to complain."
~George Mason Economist Don Boudreaux