Republican Rep. Stephen Meeks of Greenbrier went viral on Twitter yesterday with this tweet. Oops.
He was “ratioed,” in
His decision to go private takes us again to the contentious realm of whether public officials may prevent others from seeing their posts on social media. Sen. Jason Rapert, down the road from Meeks in Conway, has pioneered blocking people with whom he disagrees and been sued over the policy.
You can do a search on Twitter for “Stephens Meeks” and get a rich take
I’d like to see the math on amassing $1 million in 20 years at $70,000 a year. Taxes, insurance, food, shelter, clothing
The ease of finding a $70,000 job will come as a shock to thousands of Arkansas school teachers, newspaper reporters, cops, firemen, EMTs, convenience store clerks, sanitation workers, home health aides and on and on. Hard as they work, mitigating circumstances do indeed sometimes prevent them from becoming millionaires.
Being a legislator is a good place for the homeless to look for work. You need
Meeks was called out by many for describing himself as a Christian and, in addition to this stray thought, opposing the Medicaid expansion that extended government-subsidized health coverage to the working poor. Perhaps the Meeks will not inherit the earth, said
UPDATE: He’s tweeted an apology. Looks like he’ll be ratioed again.
Yesterday I sent out a poorly worded tweet expressing my belief in the American dream.
Based on the responses there are a lot of people who believe the American dream is out of reach. That is something we need to change.
I apologize to anyone I offended that was not my intent.
— Rep. Stephen Meeks (@RepStephenMeeks) November 18, 2018