Paulsen Psyched About Tax Cuts; Average Americans, Not So Much

This week, the House released the text of its tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.), who helped craft the bill, has come out in full support of it, calling it a “Once-in-a-Generation” opportunity in a press release and defending it vigorously in an op-ed published in the Eden … Continue reading Paulsen Psyched About Tax Cuts; Average Americans, Not So Much

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

Erik Paulsen’s Chances In 2018 Look Slim

In a recent piece for Alpha News, conservative writer John Gilmore argues that Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) is vulnerable in next year’s midterm elections. Paulsen, Gilmore says, is in “a permanent, defensive crouch.” As evidence, he points to the fact that Paulsen bailed on a Fourth of July appearance and hasn’t held a town hall … Continue reading Erik Paulsen’s Chances In 2018 Look Slim

Will Someone Please Tell Erik Paulsen That Reaganomics Is Dumb

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) and his Republican colleagues have begun work on a tax reform bill that they hope to pass by the end of the year. But the reforms threaten to grow the federal deficit and lighten the tax burden on corporations and the upper class. Tax reform -- like all major legislative initiatives … Continue reading Will Someone Please Tell Erik Paulsen That Reaganomics Is Dumb