If you’ve been on Twitter for the last month or so, and we know you have, you know that “OK Boomer” is now the standard dismissing reply that “Beto is a furry” used to be. Some baby boomers are taking that very personally, with at least one guy calling it the N-word of ageism and a lawyer warning people not to use it at work or risk violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Fight for 15, the organization advocating for a $15 minimum wage nationally, decided to get in on the act and suggest that getting a second job to make ends meet is “boomer advice.”
— Fight For 15 (@fightfor15) November 9, 2019
This actually makes you look bad… https://t.co/kDe03CaNhc
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) November 9, 2019
Sounds like good advice. I have two jobs (I used to have three), but then I don't demand that other people subsidize me. https://t.co/xrENjSppO1
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) November 9, 2019
That's accurate. The world does NOT owe you a damn thing. Work for it or shut up about it. https://t.co/AyFRiUMb2U
— Gerry Gramozis (@GGramozis) November 9, 2019
This, but unironically. https://t.co/jgBbSeLUdy
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) November 9, 2019
I'm not sure if they're mocking Boomers or agreeing with them here. https://t.co/ITHxtrug1p
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) November 9, 2019
— CRAPPY MUSICIAN (@Smokeyholler) November 9, 2019
— JOJO (@ginger_consult) November 9, 2019
Unless you’re satisfied with the $30K a $15/hr job will provide, yeah, get a second job.
— Boomer Dave (@woodstockdave) November 9, 2019
Self awareness fail.
— Jackie (@Jakobi_O) November 9, 2019
Man these are some knuckleheads… https://t.co/mHnKwQ0tQ4
— Mr. Will (@RoscoenOtis) November 9, 2019
Clint's right again. Sage advice from a greatest generation icon. Not a Boomer.
— TXCobrak (@TXCobrak) November 9, 2019
They aren't wrong. lol The simple solution is often the correct one.
— Phill Conklin (@PhillConklin) November 9, 2019
What’s wrong with that one? That’s what I did. More than once.
— Luly B ???????? (@EsmeLuluBean) November 9, 2019
Sounds like a solid plan. I've had two and three jobs at a time. Get over yourself. No one owes you a damn thing. https://t.co/DkazUl2Tyg
— Eric Ciaramella ain't a whistleblower (@ArcticFlier77) November 9, 2019
But…you need to put down the baby bottle 1st.
Then – ugh, this is HARD – actually work hard and keep learning skills so you can upgrade your income.
— CZ (@WatchTheSwing) November 9, 2019
Learn a trade…
— george raynor (@georgeraynor) November 9, 2019
Develop a more valuable skill.
— ?Boko Harambe? (@BokoHarambe) November 9, 2019
No that’s just real world advice, my dad and mom both had multiple jobs growing up and still do… that’s how you get ahead you work your ass off! You don’t demand something you don’t deserve and use government to steal it for you that’s immoral.
— Doc Herv Nerbler (@Doc_HervNerbler) November 9, 2019
You guys don't know how economics works. Raising the minimum wage to 15$ an hour will raise the cost of living, which will also create inflation. People will still be impoverished. Also, minimum wage isn't meant to be a living wage.
— Zach Newell (@zachnewell101) November 9, 2019
Increasing everyones wages like that would cause a larger increase in the price of everything you purchase with that money. This is because employers have additional costs attached to all wages due to government policies.
It is better though to misdirect and confuse people?
— Assi Sousana (@AssiSousana) November 9, 2019
Im not a boomer, but the part about no one owes you anything is true
— ?KolleenKay4Trump? (@DeplorableK3) November 9, 2019
Here's your 15/hr wage. pic.twitter.com/BRh8kmWu0C
— Wilford Thingley trucker hat (@dirtytruckerhat) November 9, 2019
Fight for 15! Who cares about basic economic laws? We will just legislate them away!
— Mark Cancellieri (@MarkCancellieri) November 9, 2019
Learn to code
— Bigpoppa (@Bigpopp01903946) November 9, 2019
FACT CHECK: Joe Biden is so old he's not even a baby boomer https://t.co/kqDZMdJ9cl
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 20, 2019