U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) is blasting Democrats and his fellow Republicans over inflation and the poor economy.
Brooks spoke with Accuracy in Media this week and discussed how special interest money corrupts today’s politics in Washington.
“There is no way to know for sure why Washington so badly interferes with and mismanages the American economy,” Brooks said. “It’s either total economic ignorance or a desire to subvert our economy when there is political gain to be had.”
The outgoing congressman warned the country’s current trade deficit is already damaging the economy and could allow the Chinese Communist Party to take advantage of the situation.
“We are empowering foreign nations,” he said, “in particular Communist China, to buy up American land and businesses, and slowly but surely to make America addicted … to what Communist China now produces.”
Brooks believes a lot of these bad policies are pushed by members from both sides of the aisle, and thinks a lot of it stems from too much special interest money.
“Now you have to understand the mindset of elected officials in Washington,” he said. “To gain political power in Congress, you have to buy it. You have to have hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. To get hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars, you have to do what special interest dictates.
“And China, in particular, is very adroit at persuading special interests to successfully put pressure on Washington politicians to do the wrong thing rather than the right thing.”
He also discussed where much of the special interest money comes from and how a great deal of it has roots in China.
“Maybe it’s Chinese money from various special interests to promote the Communist Party agenda,” he said, “it might be the big ag political unions, it might be Walmart that profits from selling Chinese products or other retailers who do the same thing, it might be transporters who transport Communist Chinese products, it might be entities like Boeing that wants to sell their airliners in China, or it might be longshoremen; or oceanic shippers who profit from the importation of Communist Chinese products.
“These special interests, and a lot more, who then profit from China, to the detriment of America I might add, do their utmost to ensure that candidates who are weak on fair trade policies with China are the ones who win elections.”
Brooks is not optimistic Congress will do what’s necessary to get inflation under control and create a positive economic environment for a growing economy.
“There is the proverbial ‘snowball’s chance’ that this Congress or this White House is going to do what is necessary to get inflation under control long term,” he said.