Labor department wants to end farming

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    They want to outlaw kids working on farms now. I really don't get how they think the world works. Do they think food grows in neat little packages?

    WHD News Release: US Labor Department proposes updates to child labor regulations [08/31/2011]
     
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    I don't see anything about "outlawing kids working on farms" in there.

    I see changing of the regulations about what jobs they're allowed to do - which I see no problem with, since those laws hadn't been updated since 1970.


    At least you're not claiming that they're stopping kids from doing their chores, like some of the other threads on this did.
     
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    No, it's only claiming that the Labor Dept wants to end farming :cuckoo:
     
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    BTW, this is an old story
     
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    Ok, what needed changing? Did we really have a bunch of farm kids dying?
     
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    Which of the changes that were made do you disagree with?
     
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    You don't see a problem with kids not working with livestock, which would eliminate the FFA and 4H, and make it a lot harder for farm kids to afford college? You don't see a problem with kids not being allowed to work at grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges or livestock auctions?

    Why don;t you go talk to some farmers instead of just assuming you know what is best for everyone?
     
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    It doesn't apply to FFA or 4H because it only applies to employment. Neither FFA or 4H "employ" children.

    And no, I don't a problem restricting kids under 16 from being employed in dangerous jobs on farms.
     
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    I dont care if kids under 16 run powered equipment. Farm kids have done that forever, now the nanny state tells them what they can do. I'll trust the parents care more about their kids safety than the governemt. In other words it's not about safety, it's a power grab, kinda like how liberals want to call child services on people who spank their kids. None of your business.
     
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    Once again, big brother thinks they own us. They think its their right to tell families how to operate. A bunch of fat ass privileged moochers telling hard workers to not teach their kids responsibility in the hopes that they'll hire illegal aliens who will then vote for them. F'ing pathetic.
     

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