Buying Frenzy and Paulsen Medical Device Tax Repeal Vote


Last week, Erik Paulsen spoke passionately about the urgent need to repeal the 2.3% Medical Device Excise Tax which is one of the funding sources for ObamaCare : We often hear that America needs to start making things again to help jump-start the economy, and one of the best ways to protect American manufacturing and […]

Should Trump Resorts Be on Congress’ Don’t Use List ?


Presidential candidate, Donald Trump has announced to the world that “I’m really rich” … and as a candidate, he should be filing a Personal Financial Disclosure form. While we wait for that filing, should Members of Congress avoid staying in resorts or participating in resorts that are owned by Trump ? Take for example, the […]

Kline’s Personal Disclosure Needs an $820,000 Asterisk


Expect to see some media stories about “Congressional Wealth” as the Clerk of the House has just released Members Personal Financial Disclosure forms (well, at least for those that filed on time as Tom Emmer has been granted a one-month extension.) The rationale for the reporting is to provide the public with the types of […]

With 49,454 Medical Device Jobs Added, Why Repeal the Medical Device Tax ?


This week, the House plans to take Step One in Erik Paulsen’s Wall Street Journal OpEd “Defanging ObamaCare” with a vote to repeal the 2.3% Medical Device EXCISE Tax — without replacing the lost revenues that the tax would have collected. “Representative” Paulsen publicly argues that the tax is “onerous”, “burdensome”, “job-killing” and a threat […]

John Kline Rejects That The Times They Are A Changin’

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A lot has changed over the past five years, yet John Kline has proven to be steadfast living in his own world. From February, 2010’s post : MN-02 : (Don’t Ask) Don’t Tell John Kline, The Times They Are A Changin’ The words of Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are […]

Congress wants a “cold one” and tax reform


A man walks into a bar … It’s a busy bar but the bartender sees him motioning and asks “What’s your pleasure ?” The man replies “My pleasure is to get you a tax cut and let you grow your business.” The bartender looks a little skeptical and responds “how is a tax cut going […]