MN03 Erik Paulsen Crushing the Devastating Death Tax

When Frederick Trump Sr. died in 1999, the estate tax rate was 55% for estates worth more than $650,000 … and watchers of the Republican Presidential debates remember the comment that Donald Trump inherited over $100 million … so somehow Donald J. Trump, Sr. was able to survive despite the “Devastating Death Tax” which imposes […]

MN02 : Jason Lewis Stands Alone on Colon Cancer

The Power of the Tweet is undeniable in the Age of Trump … after all, is there any better way to communicate with your constituents (of course there is, it’s called an open public town hall meeting.) Sometimes they can be direct … like this one Thank you to all the brave men and women […]

Fear Mongering Aside, Jason Lewis Wants To Own Healthcare Reform

Minnesota’s Second District Congressman Jason Lewis has responded to the Star Tribune of Minneapolis warning to “Minnesota’s Republican House Members (including me) that they would have ‘ownership’ of any ill-fated plans to overturn Obamacare” concluding that his position may “not please a few editorial writers on the left, but it’s one that puts my constituents […]

4,850,555 Say THANKS to Al Franken and the ACA

If you have followed the rants of Republicans from President Donald Trump to Representatives Jason Lewis (R-MN-02), Erik Paulsen (R-MN-03) and Tom Emmer (R-MN-06), you know the problem — “Obamacare’s skyrocketing premiums“. Hopefully, you have now seen the report MNsure Premiums Set to Level Out in 2018 Minnesotans that purchase health insurance on the individual […]

7/28 Erik Paulsen Correspondence Corner : Weak Russia Response

PREFACE : Erik Paulsen regularly issues a video Correspondence Corner in which he responds to constituent questions. It is a great ploy — Congressman Paulsen determines what question is to be answered … thus, providing him an opportunity to portray himself as effectively responding to issues that he wishes to address as if they are […]

Is Breast Cancer Patient Protection a Partisan Issue ?

Hard to believe that the House is once again being asked to consider requiring that health plans provide coverage for a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies, lumpectomies, and lymph node dissection for the treatment of breast cancer … but it is. For a little background, when a breast cancer diagnosis sent me to the hospital […]