Desperate To Improve Paulsen’s Image, GOP Leadership Appoints Him Chairman Of Joint Economic Committee  

Earlier this month, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) appointed Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) to chair the Joint Economic Committee (JEC). The JEC is responsible for analyzing economic conditions and recommending economic policy improvements. Both House and Senate members sit on the Committee. Paulsen said that as chair, he’ll work to improve job creation and salary growth. “The JEC … Continue reading Desperate To Improve Paulsen’s Image, GOP Leadership Appoints Him Chairman Of Joint Economic Committee  

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

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

America Doesn’t Need More HSAs

Most of the conversation surrounding the healthcare legislation currently under debate in the Senate focuses on how it will leave over 20 million people without insurance over the next decade. Less attention has been paid to what the bill will add -- namely, an inducement to invest more in health savings accounts, or HSAs. HSAs … Continue reading America Doesn’t Need More HSAs

Trump Begins Returning The CIA Torture Report To The Senate

Earlier this month, the Trump administration began returning copies of the Senate’s shocking 2014 report on the CIA’s torture program. The decision could mean that the report will be locked away for an indefinite period or destroyed altogether, leaving future generations unable to learn the lessons of one of the darkest periods in modern U.S. history. … Continue reading Trump Begins Returning The CIA Torture Report To The Senate

Even Trump Admits The AHCA Is Garbage

President Donald Trump has reversed himself on his party’s healthcare bill this week, calling it “mean” and emphasizing the need for something “more generous.” At a lunch meeting with Republican senators at the White House Tuesday, Trump suggested the Senate needed to “add more money” to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in order to … Continue reading Even Trump Admits The AHCA Is Garbage