Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Saturday that a Democratic infrastructure bill contains language and provisions that will direct the lion’s share of taxpayer funds toward blue cities and states regardless of need elsewhere.
“When we start to look at it, no one’s against roads and bridges working for them, but what they are against is the Washington, D.C., establishment actually spending their dollars on their behalf, but not necessarily their priorities,” Meadows told Newsmax TV.
“The problem is about those priorities: Most of the money that they’re talking about, actually will go to major metropolitan areas,” Meadows added.
“So the viewers, if you’re not in Washington, DC., Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York, Boston or Chicago, you won’t see the majority of this money for as much as five to six years,” he said.
And because the spending is so politically slanted, Meadows added: “I don’t know that it gets done.”
“Some of these senators are just saying, ‘Well, we want to do it; it sounds good, but it’s really not going to hit the target,’” Meadows, who was a GOP lawmaker from North Carolina before joining the Trump White House, continued.
“So for me, it’s about making sure that we have a different priority and that we don’t spend money on the Green New Deal or some kind of human infrastructure,” he said.
“We’ve got a new definition for infrastructure that, when I was a member of Congress, we never heard.”
In addition to major cities, all Democrat-run, being infrastructure priorities for the massive spending, middle-Americans are going to be hit with even more inflation that will act as a tax, he warned.
“It is the failed policy of the Biden administration that’s actually making us pay more at the grocery store, at the gas pump, on really anything that we’re looking at,” Meadows said.
“You look at those inflation indicators, it’s all because they’re printing money. And what are the Democrats want to do? They want to print more of it,” he told Newsmax TV.
“Eventually you run out of other people’s money. We’re at that point, and it’s time to say enough is enough.”
The former lawmaker and Trump ally also called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, accusing the California Democrat of politicizing a committee to look into the origins of the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.
“She’s going to continue to do it and suggest that it’s in the best interests of the country for her to advance this political agenda,” Meadows said.
“That actually is not about seeking the truth. It’s about advancing a political agenda, and so you’ll see that go on,” he added.
“They will continue to have their hearings, but I also think that you’ll see another narrative,” he predicted.
That appeared to be a reference to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who vowed this week that Republicans would conduct their own investigation after it became obvious to him that Pelosi was not interested in a legitimately bipartisan committee.
“We will run our own investigation,” the Republican leader said during a news conference. “We have law enforcement, we have military, we have doctors, we have people from all walks of life.”
“You want to know the answer? The American people deserve that. They don’t deserve politics. They don’t deserve destroying the institution,” he added.
A week ago, Meadows predicted that the infrastructure deal would fall apart.
Syndicated with permission from USA Features News.