Paulsen Still Avoiding Town Hall Events

According to his critics, it’s been at least seven years since Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) has held a proper town hall event. Instead, the Republican congressman hosts “tele-town halls” in which as many as 50,000 households can listen in as Paulsen responds to constituents’ queries. Paulsen says the tele-town halls are “just a great way to use technology … Continue reading Paulsen Still Avoiding Town Hall Events

When Will Paulsen Stop Touting The Terrible GOP Tax Bill?

Speaking before the Joint Economic Committee on Wednesday, Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) reiterated his support for the Republican tax plan that was approved last year. “Consumer confidence is up, Americans are seeing more take-home pay, many will spend less time preparing their taxes next year, and businesses are paying special bonuses, giving their employees a raise, … Continue reading When Will Paulsen Stop Touting The Terrible GOP Tax Bill?

Paulsen’s Movement On Guns Is Too Little, Too Late

Last week, in the wake of yet another school shooting, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) finally moved to support stronger gun control measures. Paulsen expressed support for a ban on bump stocks, the trigger modification device that allows shooters to transform their semi-automatic weapons into fully automatic weapons. Last year, a shooter armed with a bump … Continue reading Paulsen’s Movement On Guns Is Too Little, Too Late

How Does The Government Shutdown Affect Minnesota?

Having failed to attain the necessary votes Friday for a continuing resolution that would keep the federal government funded, Congress began Monday without a deal to reopen the government. The process has been complicated by President Trump’s interference. The GOP’s original plan was to offer reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six … Continue reading How Does The Government Shutdown Affect Minnesota?

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