No, you didn’t accidentally click on the Onion.
In recent a Twitter exchange with a conservative commentator, David Hogg let his ignorance slip with a very strange argument for the left’s favorite economic policy: Raising the minimum wage.
It all kicked off when Carmine Sabia questioned Hogg about his motives when he promoted $15 minimum wage at a gay pride rally. Asking what it had to do with guns:
No one is more full of sh*t than David Hogg. WTF does a $15 an hour minimum wage, that he was promoting at a gay pride parade on Saturday, have to do with guns? Emma cares about guns. Hogg cares about making himself a star.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) June 11, 2018
Hogg’s reply had everyone scratching their heads:
The $15 minimum wage is to help spur gun violence in lower income communities so kids don’t have to resort to crime to subsidize their income help raise their family. Right now it’s right around the anniversary Pulse nightclub
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) June 11, 2018
It seems David Hogg either skipped English class at school or he didn’t learn anything.
David Hogg apparently doesn’t understand what the word “spur” actually means.
So for future reference Hogg, it means to encourage something, like when a rider is trying to get a horse to run faster by hitting its sides with boot spurs.
So what David Hogg is actually saying in this tweet is that a $15 per-hour minimum wage would increase violence in inner-city communities.
The tweet kicked-off a hailstorm of criticism and mockery from many Twitter users.
This tweet is the exact reason you didn’t get into UCLA.
— Jace Whatcott (@JaceWhatcott) June 11, 2018
“Spur” doesn’t mean what you think it means… pic.twitter.com/aVjU38vjYG
— Ty Nordic CSCS (@TyNordic) June 11, 2018
So a $15/hr minimum wage will spur gun violence in poor neighborhoods. This is a profound statement. @davidhogg111 you should truly consider furthering your education since the public school system has obviously failed to help you at all.
— Bob Stone (@coachingstone) June 11, 2018
Hogg linking the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016, is even more crazy and ignorant than his word choice or economic ignorance.
The attack at the Pulse nightclub was committed as an act of Islamist terror, even CNN reported the man behind the murder of 49 innocent people had pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State group.