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

Paulsen Supports Draconian Budget Cuts

In a new piece for City Pages, Susan Du takes aim at Minnesota’s Republican Representatives and their concerted attack on our nation’s already threadbare social safety net. According to Du, Paulsen and his GOP counterparts are poised to enact tax reform legislation that enriches the wealthiest Americans while leaving the middle class with little or … Continue reading Paulsen Supports Draconian Budget Cuts

Erik Paulsen’s Spending Priorities Make No Sense

Back in May, the House passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, an omnibus appropriations bill. The legislation provided discretionary funding for the federal government through the 2017 fiscal year, which ends in October. Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) welcomed the bill. “Funding our government and keeping it running,” Paulsen explained, “is an essential duty of … Continue reading Erik Paulsen’s Spending Priorities Make No Sense

Trump Budget Would Devastate Native American Communities

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget makes dramatic cuts to what little remains of the social safety net. If the budget is approved, many will suffer. But Native Americans will be among those hit hardest by the budget’s extreme austerity. To really understand the abject cruelty of this budget, you have to understand that tribal communities are … Continue reading Trump Budget Would Devastate Native American Communities