A week has passed since Ed Gillespie's condescending remarks that minimum wage jobs are about playing softball surfaced, and Gillespie continues to repeat the same misleading talking points on the issue. Today, during an interview with Bluefield radio station WHIS, Gillespie again ignored the fact that many Virginians earning the minimum wage are supporting families and working second jobs when he described minimum wage workers as "living with their parents." Fortunately for Ed, the show's hosts were there to educate him on what earning the minimum wage in Southwest Virginia is really like.
Washington insider Ed Gillespie seems to have been on K Street, not Main Street, for too long. His vision of minimum wage workers participating in recreational sports and drinking is an offensive take on the reality of a minimum wage job, which many Virginia families rely upon to pay the bills, buy groceries and make ends meet.
We think Ed owes hard working Virginians an apology.