Tag Archives: Republicans

MN03 -vs.- NY01 : Who Loses in the Paulsen, Zeldin Contest ?

As mentioned in a previous MN Political Roundtable commentary, Minnesota’s Third District Congressman Erik Paulsen has a lot of “friends” … hence his re-election campaign committee is called Friends of Erik Paulsen. That commentary noted it is his “friends” whom Erik Paulsen “represents” in his legislative efforts … emphasizing those in the medical, financial, insurance, […]

Was Erik Paulsen Duped By Medical Devicemakers Or Is He Promoting Alternative Facts ?

It wasn’t alternative facts when Congressman Tom Price R-GA-06 offered H.R. 4848 “Healthy Inpatient Procedures Act of 2016” or the “HIP Act” … it was greed. Background : Medicare had announced a new regulation – Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model. The CJR model’s goal was to give hospitals a financial incentive to work with […]

Jason Lewis Defends TrumpEstablishment on CNN

The April 2nd, CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper broadcast featured Minnesota Second District Congressman Jason Lewis … and it’s a good thing it wasn’t broadcast on April 1st because viewers might have thought they were being “punked”. The program started with a discussion of Flynn-Nunes-Russia story, followed by separate interviews with Jim […]

Will H.R. 1809 Be Key to Jason Lewis Re-election ?

It’s a scenario we have seen before … the Republican-controlled House infighting leaving voters with a bitter taste in their mouths and incumbents, even in safe districts, prone to anxiety. Yep, as correctly forecasted on January 10 2014 —Will Sex-Trafficking Save the GOP ? — the Do-Nothing Shutdown Congress needed an issue then and NOW. […]

Republicans (Dr. Roe, Erik Paulsen, Tom Emmer) Failing Our Veterans

If you heard Erik Paulsen’s Correspondence Corner March 10th edition, you probably thought Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans were happy. In this week's Correspondence Corner, I discuss #AHCA and blue water Navy vets. Plus a shoutout to @GopherMBB https://t.co/xaPnJwFnlN #MN03 — Rep. Erik Paulsen (@RepErikPaulsen) March 10, 2017 If you read Tom Emmer’s tweet, you […]

MN03 MathGuy Problem : $92 Million + $343 Million = The Ugly Truth of the Erik Paulsen Healthcare Plan

Simply stated, Third District “Representative” Erik Paulsen does not like Excise Taxes. He has pending legislation to terminate or reform the excise tax collected from medical device producers (H.R. 184) and craft beers (H.R. 747) and as part of H.R. 1628 the American Health Care Reform Act of 2017 (aka PaulsenInsuranceProtectionAct) , “Representative” Paulsen voted […]

House Republicans Overwhelmingly Vote For Age Tax

To no one’s surprise, the House voted to allow insurance companies to sell products across state lines. Yeah, you’ve heard Republicans profess this to be the answer to rising healthcare costs … yet, they never mention that it was House Democrats who have long supported a full repeal of McCarran- Ferguson’s antitrust exemption for ALL […]