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Sat Nov 17, 2018, 10:01 PM

Rep. Stephen Meeks' "Compassionate Conservatism" on full display:



Being poor in America is a personal choice, unless there are mitigating circumstances.

A homeless man can go to school, get a job driving a truck making $70k per year and in 20 years become a millionaire.

In America you can work hard and change your future - if you chose.
Diana Kalapala @panaidkappa
Replying to @CininNewH @RepStephenMeeks

Its simple. Unfortunately the government wants to keep people poor. That way they can control them.
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From Wikipedia:

Stephen A. Meeks (born October 30, 1970), a Republican, is the senior member of the Arkansas House of Representatives.
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What a colossal asshole. The responses are encouraging, though.

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catbyte Nov 2018 OP
Iggo Nov 2018 #1
smirkymonkey Nov 2018 #2
Blue_true Nov 2018 #5
Ohiogal Nov 2018 #3
Blue_true Nov 2018 #6
CurtEastPoint Nov 2018 #4
Adsos Letter Nov 2018 #7

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 10:08 PM

1. A homeless man can get a job driving a truck?

I'll remember that.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 10:12 PM

2. WTF?

Does he have any idea how stupid that is? Or how many impediments there are to pulling oneself out of homelessness? Or to getting a job when you are homeless? Right, like you are just going to walk off the street and into a job making 70k per year - IF YOU REALLY, REALLY WANT TO!

God, I just can't believe the cluelessness of some people! Arghhh!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 11:26 PM

5. The thing is, republicans make shit up like that and 30% believe it and 15% is on the fence.

In fact, homeless people don't get jobs unless they can somehow establish residency, and that is difficult. Maybe instead of spinning fantasy, that guy could educate himself then work with democrats to make effective policy.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 10:52 PM

3. Oh yeah

School is free, right? Mental illness/drug addiction/alcoholism/disability ...pffft. only for weak willed people.

Anyone who would say being poor is a choice is a totally delusional, cruel, tone deaf, grade A asshole.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 11:29 PM

6. That really is what evangelicals like him believe.

Rightwing evangelicals see nothing but their born privilege and they think everyone should have it. The poor ones are so full of racial hate that they let the wealthier ones lead them around by the nose.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 11:23 PM

4. heh heh hehhhh....his idiotic twits are protected now. Fucker.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:29 AM

7. It's gone now. n/t

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