ALMOST always. In the USA, the rich run the country. Our elected "representatives" do not work in congress, but instead spend their time getting re elected. They draw obscenely large contributions from the ultra rich. They take care if these contributors interests. The voters have no voice or value, to them. Since the midst of the Romney campaign, they have freely admitted to this. Just as the RNC publicly stated at that time, "If we tell a lie enough times, it becomes the truth". This was publicly stated policy during the Romney campaign. It hasn't gotten any better. The best fund raiser usually wins.
Time for a change?