Tate Reeves lambasted after boasting about ‘record’ state investments
Yesterday, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves caused controversy after boasting about record investment into the state. This was announced on his personal Twitter page where he claimed that Mississippi was ready to welcome outsiders for business. This was accompanied by a slick infographic and images of Mississippi industry. Despite his optimism, not everyone agreed. In true social media style, a number of his constituents used the replies section to air their grievances towards their governor.
Specifically, Tate wrote: ‘Last year, our state brought in a record amount of economic investment. And we’re not slowing down anytime soon. Mississippi is open for business! If you’re looking to invest in our people, we’re ready to welcome you!’
Replying to this, one user named Ron Blackley claimed: “Mississippi open for business. All it takes to do business in Mississippi is a kickback for the gov,” which was aimed towards the ongoing welfare investigation involving Reeves.
Similarly, Chad O’Brian added: “Unless you are a public education teacher and then we will pay you lower than any state in the union.”
As seen, it looks as though these people’s definition of investment differs from that of Tate. While the state may be thriving in some areas, it also has its share of problems that Reeves hasn’t really talked about.