Awaiting the Victory Vaccine, MN06 Tom Emmer begrudgingly votes to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on programs unrelated to combating the coronavirus (What are they ?)

Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (Party of Trump PA-13) spoke on the House floor during the debate on Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act noting that “The President has declared a national emergency. If government is forcing them to shutter their doors, then our responsibility is to help them out.” Other members from the […]

MN01 Hagedorn Coronavirus Report focuses on Millionaires (while ignoring rural health)

On Friday, March 20th, Minnesota’s First District Congressman Jim Hagedorn sent an email reporting “steps we are taking at the federal level to combat this disease”. A cursory reading of “THE HAGEDORN REPORT:  Response to Coronavirus”  hypes the message that he wants voters to know … that Congressman Hagedorn is “Fighting for Taxpayers”, pressuring President Trump […]

MN01 : Is Hagedorn Phishing With Coronavirus As Bait ?

On Tuesday, my bride received an unsolicited email from Minnesota’s First District Congressman Jim Hagedorn marked as “THE HAGEDORN REPORT *SPECIAL EDITION*:  Coronavirus Update” asking her two questions : Is the current Federal response to the coronavirus adequate? Yes No   Do you agree with President Trump prioritizing the development and manufacturing of test kits […]

Fight For The Policy Not The Person

The laborious process of finding the nominee seems to be down to two candidates – Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. Yes, they have differences in what they want to do. Yes, they have long histories of sometimes controversial stances in the past. But the bottom line goals are pretty much identical. And if we all work together and get one of them elected, then, and only then, will we have the opportunity to start the policy process.

MN06 Emmer on MPR : Taking the Trump Train to Fantasyland

On Friday, March 6th, MPR’s Kerri Miller featured Minnesota’s Sixth District Congressman Tom Emmer … and it was an interesting session … worthy of every American taking the time to listen since he is also the National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman. The session touched on a number of issues : the coronavirus, healthcare, prescription drugs […]

MN01 : Hagedorn MRA = Free Money

QUERY : What would you do with $210,668.38 ? The irony of Erik Paulsen proclaiming that “Washington must do more with less” was apparent when the House Administration released the Members Statement of Disbursements, and the taxpayers would see how much money that Congressman Paulsen spent on Franked Mail. { FYI Franked Mail … a […]

The Coronavirus – Panic? or No Big Deal?

Restaurants and recreation venues will be hit hard….and airlines could be severely damaged. What I find even more curious is that gold – normally an investment haven – is getting hammered as well. We are sitting on a precipice with a President who is basically “winging it”.

MN01 : Jim Hagedorn advocates for Beagle Brigades funding while speaking out against funding school lunch and Medicaid programs

“People should fend for themselves.”  That’s the takeaway from Minnesota’s First District Congressman Jim Hagedorn’s Fillmore County townhall event. That comment was in response to a constituent’s question about SNAP and 782 Fillmore County children getting kicked off the hot school lunch program. “We don’t want anyone to starve, we don’t want anybody to live […]