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Opinion:  $163 billion of COVID relief was stolen. Republicans must get to the bottom of it.

January 23, 2023

Total Spectrum Strategic Consultant and former Congressman Erik Paulsen writes about the wide array of topics ripe for oversight and investigation as Republicans take control of House Committees. One item that should be at the top of their agenda is the massive fraud in pandemic-era federal relief programs, especially involving unemployment benefits, as published by Fox News.

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Congressman Erik Paulsen’s thoughts on whether Republicans will win the House or Senate – or both

October 24, 2022

Congressman Erik Paulsen, Total Spectrum Strategic Consultant, took part in an insightful discussion on the upcoming midterm elections and whether Democrats can maintain their majorities on Capitol Hill or if Republicans are poised to win the House or Senate – or both. “Right now Republicans are in a good offensive position” on many of the issues that matter most in this midterm election, remarked Congressman Paulsen, citing a 20-30 point trust advantage over Democrats. Catch the full podcast on the 2022 midterm elections hosted by BakerHostetler after the click.

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Total Spectrum Georgia ranked among top lobbyists in Georgia

September 1, 2022

Total Spectrum's Georgia Team ranked among the top lobbyists for 2022 in Georgia by JAMES Magazine.

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CFPB narrows sights on revenue from overdraft and non-sufficient funds charges

December 2, 2021

A recent report by the CFPB that shows that banks rely heavily on overdraft and non-sufficient funds (NSF) revenue, per a December 1 article by CU Today, a credit union industry trade publication. John McKechnie, Total Spectrum Senior Partner and longtime representative of credit unions and other financial institutions, is quoted in the article, offering that “[n]ew regulations aimed at overdrafts have been inevitable since there was a change in leadership at CFPB earlier this year. Plus, the marketplace is evolving rapidly in the direction of eliminated or restricted ODP. The challenge for credit unions will be to deal with this changing environment, and our track record of being responsive to consumer needs will come in handy here.”

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Opinion:  The Biden 15 percent global tax puts foreign companies ahead of American workers

July 28, 2021

Total Spectrum strategic consultant and former congressman Erik Paulsen writes about the President’s global minimum corporate tax proposal and the disadvantages it will place upon American companies and workers, as published by The Hill.

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Debate over big tax increase stalling progress on infrastructure package

June 10, 2021

In a glimmer of hope for American businesses, President Joe Biden’s administration appears to be steering away from hardline Democrats who want to impose the highest corporate income tax in the industrial world — 28 percent. Total Spectrum Strategic Consultant and former Congressman Erik Paulsen cautions that this doesn’t necessarily mean the the threat of a harmful increase is going away anytime soon. “It’s good that the new administration is floating new ideas as alternatives rather than just a straight increase to 28 percent, which is what many Democrats in the House and Senate would still like to see,” said Paulsen, a former leading member of the chief tax writing House Ways and Means Committee.

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Opinion:  President Biden’s Proposed Tax Increases on the Wealthy Will Impact Many Who Are Not

May 19, 2021

Congressman Erik Paulsen breaks down some of President Biden's proposed tax increases on individuals and households and how they will hit – and hurt – a great many middle-income families.

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Opinion: Biden’s Estate Tax Plans Would Hit Middle Income Families and Impact Many Family Businesses

May 3, 2021

Total Spectrum strategic consultant and former congressman Erik Paulsen writes about the President’s estate tax proposal and the impact it will have on family businesses, ranches, and farms, as published by The Well News.

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Opinion:  Small Business Facing New Challenges

March 23, 2021

Total Spectrum Strategic Consultant Congressman Erik Paulsen shines a light on some of the programs that have given America's small businesses some respite during and after the pandemic, and a few policy proposals that may hurt them exactly when they can stand it least.

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Opinion: Tax increases are the wrong medicine for our struggling economy

March 5, 2021

Total Spectrum strategic consultant and former congressman Erik Paulsen writes in the Washington Examiner why raising taxes puts American workers and businesses at risk.

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