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Steve Titterud

Minneapolis, MN
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Posted on 01/23/15 at 07:53 pm in response to Judge tosses out child endangerment charge against 'cannabis mom'

It's about the money.

Posted on 01/23/15 at 08:40 am in response to Higher education proposals get high profile at 2015 legislative session

...and let's see if modifications are needed.

I remember, too, the NDEA days - when our national legislators were SUPPORTERS of education and felt it was a fundamentally sound investment in the nation's future !! It was a patriotic issue in its own way. Sputnik scared the pants off our national legislature.

Ray's example illustrates that this NDEA funding wasn't just for engineers and doctors - it funded a huge number of education degrees, as well as language studies. This...

Posted on 01/20/15 at 08:59 pm in response to Why the U.S. is rarely at peace and often seeking monsters to destroy

...if that's what comes out of the next presidential sweepstakes.

Bill Clinton was mistaken for a thorough-going liberal. He was actually a very conservative Democrat, as is Hilary.

Of course, they both also espouse liberal causes, but when push comes to shove and the money's on the table, they can be counted on to lean to the right in contradiction of their liberal claims.

Consider, in war policy, these examples: Bosnia - Yes ! Rwanda - No !

Posted on 01/21/15 at 09:46 am in response to Why the U.S. is rarely at peace and often seeking monsters to destroy

It is a vast confusion to believe that when our leaders blunder into a false basis for war - based upon misunderstanding, hubris, and corporate venality - that by enlisting in their foolishness, you are engaged in a noble pursuit, and by hiding under a cloak of faux patriotism, have no responsibility for your actions and their result.

The long-delayed release of Lyndon Johnson's White House tapes show clearly that very early in the Vietnam war, the leadership (including Johnson, Sec...

Posted on 01/20/15 at 10:42 am in response to Medical device tax repeal could return money already collected

...get back $6 billion now - and then save $3 billion per year in ongoing profits. (See MPR story)

You can't get this kind of return, this kind of leverage from ANY other kind of investment.

Before you spend on plant, equipment, and human resources to grow your profits, your FIRST DOLLARS should go toward buying up some Congressmen and Senators. In light of the money made by this medical device industry in this case vs. the money they spent, any other investment appears...

Posted on 01/16/15 at 11:59 am in response to Chipotle: There is no pork shortage

We are exporting pork to China:
http://www.motherjones.com/media/2014/03/china-factory-farm-america-pork

China produces A LOT MORE PORK than the U.S., and Chinese consumers EAT a lot more:
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Posted on 01/09/15 at 03:38 pm in response to Medical device tax opponents’ $29 billion question

You can't get this kind of return anywhere else, any other way.

And it doesn't matter if your company or industry is already making money hand over fist - rather, this makes it MORE LIKELY you'll find a warm reception for your legislative maneuvering in both House and Senate. One hand washes the other !!

If you want to make some real money and earn a return on other people's money, then become a lobbyist for outfits like Medtronic, promising them an increase in their already...

Posted on 01/08/15 at 11:57 am in response to Rep. Erik Paulsen pushing medical device tax repeal (again)

example in "...renouncing their corporate citizenship and turning their back on American taxpayers”, they'd have the undying support of Eric Paulsen and he'd go to the mat for them, too !!
http://www.durbin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/pressreleases?ID=496e104d-......

Posted on 01/06/15 at 09:00 am in response to State Board of Investment votes against Medtronic deal

...when he said:

“When corporations choose to invert and don’t pay their fair share of taxes, they leave the rest of us to pick up the tab. That isn’t right,” Durbin said. “Today, the Obama Administration put these corporate tax deserters on notice: we are not going to stand by while they game the tax code and avoid their responsibility to our country. Now, Congress must follow suit by taking up a legislative solution to crack down on companies that are renouncing their corporate...

Posted on 01/06/15 at 09:07 am in response to To protect small designers, we need patent-law reform

...this, that, or the other thing.

But then you've got to pay me for the idea, which I had long ago, with the papers to prove it. We'll see you in court !!

By the way, you forgot punctuation - so you can pay me with every period, semicolon, or question mark. How sweet it is !!