America’s workers: You have until the age of 30 to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and earn more than the minimum wage, lest you want conservative blogger Erick Erickson to deem you a failure.
Filling in has host for Rush Limbaugh’s radio show on Thursday, the RedState editor wasn’t exactly sympathetic to the fast-food workers who have gone on strike to demand a $15 hourly wage.
“The minimum wage is mostly people who failed at life and high school kids,” Erickson said.
“Seriously, look. I don’t mean to be ugly with you people. What? So my producer from my show is in here and he’s just staring at me, can’t believe I said this. If you’re a 30-something-year-old person and you’re making minimum wage you’ve probably failed at life.”
Mediaite has audio of Erickson’s remarks.