A pro child labor platform?

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    Are you fucking kidding me? What’s next, OSHA regulations? Let me share with you a few excerpts from an essay by Jennifer Wagner about why child labor is bad and OSHA is good.

    From “The History of Child Labor During the American Industrial Revolution”
    Which may be found here: IHS Child Slave Labor News :: The History of Child Labor During the American Industrial Revolution

    “Child labor, the practice of employing young children in factories and in other industries, was a widespread means of providing mass labor at little expense to employers during the American Industrial Revolution. The employers forced young workers into dangerous labor-intensive jobs that caused "severe and permanent physical, psychological, intellectual, and social damage".

    “By 1900 over two million children, mostly immigrant children under the age of sixteen, were employed.”

    “The immigrant children worked in inhumane conditions in textile mills, coalmines, flourmills, machine shops, garment factories, tobacco factories, shoe factories, and carpet plants, in order to provide a source of income for their families. In numerous industries children labored around unsafe machinery.”

    “received wages that were much lower than those received by adult laborers for comparable work.

    “Boys' parents often presented a fake birth certificate with an altered date of birth in order to have their children, who were often as young as five or six years of age, work in the mines. Breaker boys, the youngest of the miners, were subjected to large quantities of coal dust while they sat on the edges of trough-like chutes in order to handpick debris from the coal. Employers did not allow the breaker boys to wear gloves for fear that they would inhibit the agility of the boys' hands.”

    “Breaker boys also suffered from chronic throat trouble and respiratory illnesses that were caused by inhaling coal dust.”

    “If a breaker boy worked long hours around the coal crusher he often suffered from hearing loss.”

    “Fingers were often caught in coal conveyers”

    “Occasionally a boy fell into the coal crusher”

    “The machinery in textile mills was just as dangerous as the machinery in the mines. Spinner girls watched numerous rows of bobbins spin at a rapid pace.”

    “Doffer boys had the simple, mundane task of replacing empty bobbins.”

    “Both spinners and doffers ran the risk of loosing fingers or a hand in the machinery that rapidly spun the bobbins.”

    I could keep quoting but it goes on and on, and this is all stuff that happened here in the United States. Child labor practices overseas today will curl your toes. Newt Gingrich actually wants to go down that road? That’s hubris alright; I think the articles author hit the nail on the head with that one.
     
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    newt knows children make very pliable workers.

    He sees how great they are in third world countries and thinks we should immulate third world countries.


    Newt is NOT a nice man.

    The republicans dont care they like mean people
     
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    this is absolutely correct. It is monsterous to teach children that people must work for a living. Work ethics have no place in a marxist society. You just teach them to sit on their ass in the basement and the 1% will feed clothe, medicate, educate and bury their sorry lazy asses.. TIA
     
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    Push a broom instead of drugs. What a mean concept.
     
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    You LIBS blow everything out of control.. Newt is right .. What he wants is to give children ( HIGH SCHOOL CHILDREN) a job at school to clean up bathrooms ect to help out their families who are poor. I worked at 14. There is nothing wrong with children working as long as they get paid for it. That is what is wrong with this country. You pamper your children so much so when they go out to the real world they have no idea what to do.
     
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    In many countries it is the children who keep their schools clean, but it's all of them. If children are to be used to clean public property make ALL of them do it, if the aim is teach kids how to work then teach all of them including the rich kids who will be handed everything the rest of their lives.
     
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    the prisons are full of morons who thought just as ewe dew.
     
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    Would you please take your welfare dependent ass somewhere else and stop babbling on with deliberate misrepresentations.
     
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    Under current laws, 14 year olds are already allowed to work. The law only prevents employers from requiring 14 year olds from working in dangerous positions and limits how many hours they can work such employees. Would you rather that these students we required to work longer hours, at the expense of their educational success, undermining their ability to get into college and thwarting their ability to rise above the current lot their parents? Yes, I think that's exactly what you want. You engage in class warfare and expect that lower income families never infiltrate the entitled class of greater success.
     
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