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Department of Labor Backs Down
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 April 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 04/28/2012 1:51:47 PM PDT by John Semmens

The Department of Labor announced that it was withdrawing its proposed rule banning the employment of persons younger than 16 years of age on farms.

“There are many hazards in agricultural work,” observed Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. “Dangerous machines, sharp tools, and large animals pose a threat to those working in this environment. Our aim was to protect children from being injured or worse. We had no idea that farm families routinely call upon their minor children to participate in undertaking the tasks of running the family business.”

An outpouring of opposition to the proposed new rule from the farming community was what persuaded the Department to reverse itself. “The message seems to be that engaging one’s own children in such dangerous work is both an economic necessity and a way to train the next generation to take over the business,” Solis acknowledged. “I suppose if we are going to have family-owned farms this is necessary. But given the hazards, we might want to think more seriously about restructuring the industry. It seems there would be considerable economies-of-scale from consolidating the current hodgepodge of individually owned farming units into larger collective or communal operations.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/04/28/epa-official-regrets-remarks/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: agriculture; regulation; satire; socialism

1 posted on 04/28/2012 1:52:04 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

wow. Those statements are scary.


2 posted on 04/28/2012 1:53:54 PM PDT by pas
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We had no idea that farm families routinely call upon their minor children to participate in undertaking the tasks of running the family business.”

How much more info does one need to realize these people have no frickin' idea what goes on in the lives of ordinary people. They should all be kicked out of their jobs.

3 posted on 04/28/2012 1:56:07 PM PDT by calex59
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To: John Semmens
We had no idea that farm families routinely call upon their minor children to participate in undertaking the tasks of running the family business.”

is our country now completely run by out of touch inner city blacks and urban red diaper baby morons?

4 posted on 04/28/2012 1:56:19 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: John Semmens

Maybe the Department of Labor will come to realize that just living is dangerous. They need to stay in Washington and leave the people alone.


5 posted on 04/28/2012 1:57:29 PM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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We had no idea that farm families routinely call upon their minor children to participate in undertaking the tasks of running the family business.

They knew damn well that they did.

This was a way of bankrupting family farms so they could be transferred to Eric Holder's people.

6 posted on 04/28/2012 1:57:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Another obama commie appointee. She was doing it for the children. My rear end. The commies were doing it to pile more unneeded regulations on the backs of the american people in hopes of creating new income streams (taxes) so they can hire more commies, that we don’t need. We must politically destroy this communist crowd come November.


7 posted on 04/28/2012 2:04:55 PM PDT by spawn44
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To: John Semmens

This statement in the first paragraph sums it all up: “we had no idea”.


8 posted on 04/28/2012 2:09:15 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: John Semmens

How semi is this news/satire?

They could be that stupid.


9 posted on 04/28/2012 2:14:57 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: spawn44
This Solis gal was doing it to advance the day when all farming is conducted by large Soviet Style Collectives.

Some of these Commies are totally brain damaged ~ they still imagine Stalinist BS works ~ which even the Commies said didn't work.

10 posted on 04/28/2012 2:15:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I don’t know what SHE knows. It’s obvious she’s at the very least a willing dupe of the statists dreams.

She’s a ways down the food chain. I’d look at the likes of Cass Sunstein for the original source.

And it’s right out of Coward & Piven’s “collapse the system” theory which is a big fave of William Ayers.

Obama’s the mouthpiece with the big toothed grin, reeling in all the gullible minions.


11 posted on 04/28/2012 2:21:01 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: John Semmens

Very well written. As always.


12 posted on 04/28/2012 2:21:49 PM PDT by lurk
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To: John Semmens

SHUT.UP.HILDA


13 posted on 04/28/2012 2:22:12 PM PDT by Chaguito
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These people really are pushing their luck. They should keep a close look over their shoulders.

They may just pick on the wrong person one day.

Just sayin.


14 posted on 04/28/2012 2:42:24 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: John Semmens
We had no idea that farm families routinely call upon their minor children to participate in undertaking the tasks of running the family business.”

Words fail...

Hello, we are from the government and are here to help.

15 posted on 04/28/2012 2:49:12 PM PDT by bgill
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We the People need to limit the jurisdiction of these idjits....to their own building!!!!


16 posted on 04/28/2012 2:56:15 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: John Semmens
“I suppose if we are going to have family-owned farms this is necessary. But given the hazards, we might want to think more seriously about restructuring the industry. It seems there would be considerable economies-of-scale from consolidating the current hodgepodge of individually owned farming units into larger collective or communal operations.”

Yes, Boris, ve must haff order! All decisions must come from central planning. No more of thees chaotic individuality!

We must get these people out of office. Pronto.

17 posted on 04/28/2012 3:24:02 PM PDT by GenXFreedomFighter (Breitbart was right: If you don't vote for the Republican nominee , you are on the other side.)
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To: John Semmens

I always have to check to see if it is satire. Your scenarios are so believable with this crowd.


18 posted on 04/28/2012 3:29:25 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: John Semmens

Snort!


19 posted on 04/28/2012 3:34:25 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life -- Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: pas

[[ “I suppose if we are going to have family-owned farms this is necessary. But given the hazards, we might want to think more seriously about restructuring the industry. It seems there would be considerable economies-of-scale from consolidating the current hodgepodge of individually owned farming units into larger collective or communal operations.” ]]

Did not the Soviets try EXACTLY this in the 1920’s-30’s, starving millions in their effort to “collectivize” farming?

For her statements in this regard, Hilda Solis earns the Road Glide “Red Star award of 2012” for being most true to communist ideals.


20 posted on 04/28/2012 4:01:22 PM PDT by Road Glide
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Heh!

But, as satirical as the original post might be, we can only wonder just how large the “separation” is between what the writer (of the article) said, and what those folks really think!


21 posted on 04/28/2012 4:12:50 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: calex59
How much more info does one need to realize these people have no frickin' idea what goes on in the lives of ordinary people.

Oh, they knew exactly what they were doing. I firmly beleive that they didn't expect the push back, and when they got it, they couldn't figure out a way to enforce the ruling.

As soon as they can figure out a way to enforce it, it will be back.

22 posted on 04/28/2012 5:38:47 PM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: pas

Yup.

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Last summer...


23 posted on 04/28/2012 7:02:24 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: John Semmens

John, you get me every time. I always go WHAT!! And then notice the byline. Always a pleasure.


24 posted on 04/29/2012 5:17:00 AM PDT by USMCWife6869
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