Unlike Gretchen Hoffman and her intern, I didn't attend colleges where professors said money was bad. Hence, I'm happy when people are able to pay me for writing; one of my freelance posts has appeared at the Minnesota Independent, Gruenhagen recommends questionable story on tax hike refugees to constituents:
Minnesota Representative Glenn Gruenhagen sent his constituents his weekly email newsletter Tuesday, cautioning them to purchase fishing licenses now in advance of the looming likelihood of a state government shutdown.
However, the Sibley County legislator was not content to leave it at that practical level, and concluded with a recommendation for a little summer reading:
I still hope we can find a breakthrough with the budget in time to avert a shutdown and I will keep you posted as things develop. I did come across an interesting Wall Street Journal article that shows how Gov. Dayton’s “tax the rich” plan has backfired elsewhere. Here is the link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124329282377252471.html.
The URL links to a May 2009 Wall Street Journal article, “Millionaires Go Missing: Maryland’s fleeced taxpayers fight back.”
However, his constituents may wish to consider whether the reading is beach-ready as commentary or as fiction. Though the Wall Street Journal article is an article of faith among those advocating an anti-tax-the-rich agenda, the liberal-leaning Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy suggested in 2009 that the millionaires hadn’t moved to a new state, but rather to a different tax bracket...
Read the whole thing over at MNIndy. And check out the articles.
For reading at the beach (if it's open) this weekend, Bluestem recommends Middlemarch, Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand, or anything by the late Bruce Chatwin. Much more fun than the Journal's staid economic fictions. Tell not a half-truth, but a truth and a half.