Erik Paulsen’s Long War Against The Medical Device Tax

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) has made a name for himself in Congress by working on two big legislative areas: health and taxes. More than half of all the bills he’s sponsored have dealt with taxation, and 28 percent of the bills he’s sponsored have dealt with health. One of his biggest policy projects in both … Continue reading Erik Paulsen’s Long War Against The Medical Device Tax

What Does Erik Paulsen Think Of The Iran Deal?

President Donald Trump vowed this week to decertify the international deal that froze Iran’s nuclear weapons program. "As I have said many times, the Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into," Trump said at the White House Friday. “We will not continue down a … Continue reading What Does Erik Paulsen Think Of The Iran Deal?

Erik Paulsen Puts The Lives Of Disabled Kids At Risk

A powerful article published this week in City Pages takes aim at Rep. Erik Paulsen’s healthcare record, and the portrait it paints is troubling. The article, written by Cory Zurowski, describes the plight of Hilary and Lemar Gilbreath, whose son Logan was born six weeks early and weighed less than three pounds. As he grew, … Continue reading Erik Paulsen Puts The Lives Of Disabled Kids At Risk

‘A Certain Hypocrisy’: Erik Paulsen And Disaster Relief Funding

In the wake of three major hurricanes-Harvey, Irma, and Maria-America’s disaster relief management (or mismanagement) mechanisms are being closely scrutinized. How does Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen’s own voting record on disaster relief and funding measure up? In 2009, Paulsen voted in support of H.R. 1746, the Predisaster Hazard Mitigation Act of 2010. The bill reauthorized … Continue reading ‘A Certain Hypocrisy’: Erik Paulsen And Disaster Relief Funding

There Is No ‘Democrat Party’

When Sen. Thurston Ballard Morton became chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1959, he made a strange pledge: to refer to the party of his political opponents as the Democratic Party. This was, on the one hand, unremarkable; the party was, after all, called the Democratic Party. But in calling the Democratic Party by … Continue reading There Is No ‘Democrat Party’

The Paulsen Tax Reform Plan Is A Tax Cut For Corporations And The Super-rich

In a recent interview, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) said that the new GOP tax plan will be “geared absolutely toward middle-income folks. ” But independent analyses suggest that the big winners are the super-rich, not the middle class. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found this week that the biggest beneficiaries would be the richest 1 percent … Continue reading The Paulsen Tax Reform Plan Is A Tax Cut For Corporations And The Super-rich

This Is What Hypocrisy Looks Like

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) published an editorial last month in support of David Stras, President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Paulsen condemned his fellow Minnesotans, Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, for holding up the confirmation process. As Paulsen explains in his editorial, “Neither senator has … Continue reading This Is What Hypocrisy Looks Like