This is the kind of stuff that happens because it is in no one’s best interest for it not to happen. Business pays big bucks for political campaigns and they expect to earn money on their investment.
Politicians have only one job and that is to get re-elected. They will take care of the hand that feeds them. Otherwise there would be an integrity and common sense built into the process that would guard against this type of corruption and abuse.
Somewhere in the last two days, I read that the states had overpaid unemployment by some 18 billion dollars. This is real money and no one will take action to correct it because of the fear of reprisal at election time. In essence, these are votes being bought.