by OPOVV, ©2019

(Jan. 3, 2019) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome back. That’s right, I’m Roving, as in (RR), your host for this episode of ‘Pulse of the Nation.’ For you longtime viewers, I’m sure you’ve noticed that we’re in Professor’s Zorkophsky’s office here at the university, about to interview a beltway lobbyist who wishes to remain anonymous.”

“No, no, Roving, I don’t have to remain anonymous or anything else. Look, deep-staters don’t watch your show, savvy? And as far as reading the transcript in The P&E, they don’t read, either: they watch CNN and MSNBC, so I’m safe.”

“Have it your way. You said you were going to tell us how it all works; very well, then, how does it all work?”

“Look, I’m not giving a history lesson, okay with you? All I’m going to explain is how it works today. To start, the word ‘benefit’ means money. The job of a lobbyist is to give a benefit to people who do what the lobbyist is paid to do.

“Let’s say you own a trucking company and for you to make a higher profit, you need to get a variance from certain states that you want to operate in. Let’s say you want your tandem trailers to be longer, or be able to carry wider loads or more weight. What to do? You hire a lobbyist to sweet-talk the people who can get the results you want. Here’s a tidbit for you: most of the benefits we distribute are to bureaucrats and not to politicians.”

“I didn’t know that. Excuse us while we take a commercial break.”

The Sweetheart Tree” (3:24)

“Okay, we’re back. The last I said is that I didn’t know that.”

“Which is why the staff of a longtime and powerful politician are in the catbird’s seat: they reap the rewards; they’re the ones driving Porsches.”

“So it’s the government employees who are the deep state and who are the beneficiaries from countries imposing high tariffs; is that about right?”

“Right on. The ‘tariff’ is the same as ‘benefit,’ you know.”

“How so?”

“Let’s say country ‘X’ imposes a tariff on wood from the USA. That tariff is distributed all over the place, and some of it goes back to the USA in the form of what’s called a ‘kickback.’ Kickbacks are paid to the people who set up the trade deal — or contract – in the first place. Usually a specific politician takes the credit, although the largest percentage of the kickback goes to us lobbyists and a chosen few bureaucrats. Most — well, 99.9% of the population — don’t get any of the benefits from such shady deals. To tell the truth, everybody suffers from crooked deals, especially with tariffs, because that’s where the big benefits are: tariffs; shady trade deals, call them what you want, as long as I get a piece of the pie.”

“So this has nothing to do ‘what’s good for America?’”

“Get real: it’s all about money. Look, I was going to say in these trade deals that are fostered by the deep state, 99.9% of the population is left out, which means they’re the ones that suffer.”

“So, what are you saying? That the people who oppose Trump are getting the raw end of the deal? That if they would support Trump they’d be better off, is that what you’re saying, by getting rid of, what did you say, ‘shady deals?’”

“Only if Trump succeeds in the zero tariffs, to start.”

“There’s more?”

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are ‘race-baiters,’ which means whatever they say is all made up. Matter of fact, Affirmative Action has really hurt this country, the whole country, because when you’re speaking of the GNP there’s no color involved: money has no color, get it?”

“We get it. So these anti-wall hucksters are, what, ‘race-baiters,’ too?”

“You nailed it, Roving. You see, people like Pelosi and Schumer don’t have anything going for them, so they have to grab onto whatever they can sell at the time. So what if they were for the wall six years ago: it sold then. And because they think against the wall sells now, well, what can you say, except We have to pass the bill to see what’s in it(0.09). You know what that was, don’t you? It wasn’t Obamacare; it was the first big step to Socialism, that’s what. I’ll say this:  Socialism would be the end of my job.”

“Why’s that?”

“Because some sleazy politician would take my place, that’s what.”

“I see that our time has expired, and so let me thank you for giving us some insight on how the deep state is taking us to the cleaners and why so many bureaucrats are against Trump’s attempt to clean it up, and that most citizens are out-to-lunch and don’t even know it. How do you tell somebody they’re being used? Also, all these people who are anti-Trump never got a piece of the pie from selling out our country and never will get a slice, ever. I think I’m right. And so, on behalf of the crew, I’ll be wishing you all a goodnight: Goodnight.

“Good show. Let’s go grab a burger and a vanilla malt: my treat.”

Nobody But Me” (2:23)


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