Boys, have you been following those appropriations? Well, the Secretary of the Treasury has asked Congress to please wait before passing any more appropriations. But Congress says: No! We are going to divide it up now. What do you suppose we are in Congress for, if it ain’t to split up the swag? Please pass the gravy.Will Rogers (1879-1935) American humorist
The Autobiography of Will Rogers, 1 Jan 1928 [ed. Donald Day (1949)]
Often paraphrased as "What do you suppose they are in the Congress for, if it ain't to split up the swag?"