Republicans want your children in the sweatshops

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    Well, at least one Republican admits it now



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    Does this surprise anyone?
     
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    The Constitution gives the US government none of those powers.

    Amend the Constitution.
     
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    Minimum wage should be high enough to make sure that annoying teenagers, retirees, and retarded people can't get jobs. Nobody wants to have to look at them.
     
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    Be so kind as to point out where the Constitution grants to the feds the power to do any of those things?

    Once again, if you WANT the Government to do them, PASS an AMENDMENT. Don't just make up shit claiming it is some how authorized.

    The Senator is correct.
     
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    Just because he is pointing out that the constitution does not grant these powers to congress (Since the Supreme court disagrees with him, his views are as relavant as yours) does not mean he wants to compel kids into coal mines at 4. You make to much of a leap with your thread title.

    But I have to admit, lots of folks would be better of employed at 15 (Which I understand is the norm, even in Europe) than wasting their days disrupting learning at their local high school. Some folks find the finer points of English lit, Algebra, basic chemistry and other concepts beyond their capacity, and forcing them into schools does them no good at all.
     
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    So it is bad to be correct? How do you guys ever get your shoes tied?
     
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    I'm assuming the title is hyperbole to make a point.

    The senator was making a legal argument.

    I want drugs to be legal but I don't use drugs and have to intention to do so.
     
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    So, no one actually WANTS children working in sweatshops. He said it is unconstitutional. That's not 'wanting' kids in sweatshops. That's an idiot spinning something to play it against a politician.... and from that one politician, into a swipe against a party.

    Apply critical thinking and you can separate the facts from the spin. It ain't hard.
     
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    Ever notice how liberals all seem to think the Constitution is outdated?
     

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