Why Doesn’t Life Time Fitness Want You Watching The News?

Life Time Fitness, the popular health club chain, has banned four news stations from playing on the televisions that are mounted on the walls and built into some treadmills and other cardio workout machines. Effective 1 Jan., company policy now forbids Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and CNBC from being shown. Now only USA, A&E, Discovery, HGTV, … Continue reading Why Doesn’t Life Time Fitness Want You Watching The News?

Repealing The Medical Device Tax Could Lead To $20 Billion Budget Shortfall

Reps. Erik Paulsen (R.-Minn.) and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), both of whom sit on the influential House Ways and Means Committee, introduced a bill last month to extend the temporary ban on the medical device tax for five years. The tax places a 2.3 percent sales tax on gross receipts for medical devices like X-ray and MRI … Continue reading Repealing The Medical Device Tax Could Lead To $20 Billion Budget Shortfall

The Paulsen Tax Cuts Are For The Ultra-rich, Not The Middle Class

In their first major victory of the year, the Republicans' tax cut bill was passed in both houses of Congress Wednesday along a party-line vote. The president signed the bill Friday morning before heading to Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort. Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) has touted the tax bill as a “once-in-a-generation” achievement. Indeed, it is … Continue reading The Paulsen Tax Cuts Are For The Ultra-rich, Not The Middle Class

The Third Congressional District Is Fed Up With Erik Paulsen

A couple of recent letters to local publications illustrate how Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District is losing faith in its Representative, Erik Paulsen (R). Earlier this month, Heidi Strommen took Paulsen to task in a letter published in the Lakeshore Weekly News. Strommen criticizes the way in which Paulsen has long positioned himself as a champion of fiscal … Continue reading The Third Congressional District Is Fed Up With Erik Paulsen

Paulsen Votes To Allow Gun Owners To Take Weapons Across State Lines

Earlier this week, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) and his Republican colleagues in the House voted in favor of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, a bill that allows someone who obtains a concealed handgun permit in one state to travel with a concealed handgun to another state that allows concealed carry. All but 14 … Continue reading Paulsen Votes To Allow Gun Owners To Take Weapons Across State Lines

Edina Seniors Oppose The Paulsen Tax Bill

Under the guise of “tax reform” legislation, the Senate voted Saturday to pass a massive suite of tax cuts for corporations and the 1 percent. Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) took a leading role in developing the House version of this tax bill, which eliminates deductions for medical expenses, state and local sales and income taxes, … Continue reading Edina Seniors Oppose The Paulsen Tax Bill