The State Worker

News poet inspired by CalPERS’ tobacco reinvestment debate

Tim Torkildson, poet laureate of trending news.
Tim Torkildson, poet laureate of trending news.

The State Worker’s email netted a surprise this week after CalPERS decided to speed up a reporting deadline that some anti-smoking advocates fear will eventually put pension dollars back into tobacco companies.

The note came from Tim Torkildson, whose I Write the Blogggs website is a compilation of poems he has written about trending news. The CalPERS debate had caught his eye, prompting him to pass along this piece:

If profits you wish to entice

invest in the bizness of vice.

You cannot go broke

as long as folk smoke

and like to drink liquor on ice.

Thanks, Tom!

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