Sessions is calling on Republicans to change their ways. If the GOP hopes to have any success in the upcoming budget debate, he says, it needs to modify how it approaches debate over financial issues, particularly with respect to the poor. In short: more offense, less defense.
“We need to emphasize, first and foremost, that not only are we concerned that we’re not creating enough jobs to reduce unemployment and raise wages, but the reason we’re very concerned is that it’s hurting Americans, in particular poor Americans, and we are determined to do something about it,” he says. “And we need to make clear that the stated tax-and-spend policies of the Left are a major cause” of that harm.