After Mike Lee unveiled his pro-family, pro-middle-class tax plan, Republican Senator Jeff Sessions gave a speech focused on the struggles of the middle-class and workers who are struggling to find jobs. Sessions was one of the few members of Congress from either party to examine the Senate’s immigration bill from the perspective of America’s current population of low-skill workers. That doesn’t mean I necessarily agree with everything in Sessions’ speech. I wonder if the Manhattan Institute’s Scott Winship might find Sessions’ description of the economic conditions of the middle-class a little too pessimistic. In any case, Lee and Sessions are using their status as senators from strongly Republican-leaning states (in federal elections) to shift their party’s concerns in the direction of the middle-class and those struggling workers who aspire to join the middle-class. Good for Lee and Sessions.
Friday, September 20, 2013, 4:24 PM