Lee: GOP Must Champion Middle Class

In an op-ed, Sen. Mike Lee says the GOP can rebrand itself as the party of the middle class by confronting the problem of crony capitalism. 

Writes Lee in the Washington Examiner:

Democrats have won three of the last four election cycles by successfully branding the Republican platform as one giant tax breakfor the rich. And we have every reason to expect the same campaign strategy in 2014.

As the Wall Street Journal reported recently, the Left’s “overarching argument” this election season will be the same as it was in 2012: “Democrats support policies to bolster the middle class, while the Republican economic agenda would benefit the wealthy.”

Like it or not, these are the terms of the debate and they will remain so — at Republicans’ peril — until the GOP gets serious about dismantling the intricate, bipartisan web of special interest privilege that has woven its way into our government.

This is the crisis of crony capitalismcorporate welfare, and political privilege that has corruptedour government and our economy, and Republicans must confront it head-on.