Skip to comments.Obama’s Outrageous DOL Rules Will Restrict Minors From Working on Family Farms – Killing Farm Life
Posted on 03/21/2012 9:40:19 PM PDT by george76
Barack Obama is committed to killing off the family farm an American tradition.
For generations children and adults have worked together on the family farm. Those days are over.
Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today introduced the Preserving Americas Family Farm Act, to prevent the Department of Labor (DOL) from enacting its controversial proposed restrictions that would ban children from working on family farms.
Senator Thune spoke out against the Obama Administrations proposed labor rules for youth who work on farms and ranches on the Senate floor.
The Obama Administrations rules are so strict they would restrict minors from handling most animals and even from using battery-powered screwdrivers.
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Obamas Outrageous DOL Rules Will Restrict Minors From Working on Family Farms Killing Farm Life As We Know It
If the federal government can regulate the relationship between parents and their children on their own familys farm, there is virtually nothing off limits when it comes to government intrusion into our lives
Zero is only trying to create shovel ready jobs. What easier way is there to do it? You have to figure that those children are stealing jobs from ________.
The communists in power continue their coordinated assault on the hated middle class.
For that matter, obama was put in office for the sole purpose of destroying the United States as it now is. And at this, he has been 100% successful.
I had to read the last line of your excerpt twice to make sure it didn’t say something about farm animals using power tools.
Anyway, when I was a growing up a lot of the “minors” would go work the tobacco fields in the summer here in CT. Wicked hard work but the pay wasn’t too bad. I don’t know if they still do that but if the can’t employ the kids to do it, what’s the alternative? Illegal farm hands? Maybe that’s what the boob is after.
Its really an assault on food production.
Scarce farm labor will already be made even more scarce. Who will it benefit? Illegals? It certainly won’t increase production of food products.
I used to read about the Ag. policies of the Soviet Union and China and naively think, “how could they be so stupid?” I realized only much later that their policies weren’t about production or efficiency, it was about control and politics.
Obama is no different.
Not to mention instilling a work ethic, that generally, the more you did, the greater the reward...as well as ultimately a dependence on Divine Providence.
Is 'Hand me the 9/16 wrench.' going to become a crime instead of an opportunity to teach fractions?
I have never been able to find the quote again but I’m sure I read somewhere that Stalin said that when the people get hungry enough they’ll take anything you give them.
I think that’s exactly where Obama wants us - hungry and begging him. The man is a monster.
And what does the “opposition” party do? They introduce legislation to overturn it. Yeah, that’s gonna’ work.
The reason the government is doing this is so the farmers will have to hire more Mexicans. This will force more farmers to sell and all the farm land will be owned by a few select corporations AND controlled by the government.
That law would have got me out of a ton of chores and would have taught me to be a freakin’ lazy butt. (not that I’m overly ambitious, but at least I work. LOL)
Screw the DOL.
... add in the effects of his energy policy.
This sill squeeze marginal farmers even more. For the larger operators, the costs get passed on... as inflation marches on.
“I just thought I’d mention
my grandma’s old age pension
is the reason why I’m standin’ here today.
I got all my country learnin’
milkin’ and a churnin’,
pickin’ cotton, raisin’ hell and bailin’ hay.”
“Fast Train to Georgia” by Billy Joe Shaver
Every tiny detail in the democrat party's plans for America's destruction is carefully constructed.
A famous quote... revised
Deliver us from EVIL....
Deliver us from OBAMA!
The drumbeat of Dictator Baby-Doc Barack now is heard on our farms - - - .
Regulate -— Control -— Destroy -—
I personally made summer spending money picking fruit in the orchards of neighbors. I have never seen any kind of really bad accident even when we were using what would now be seen as unsafe 12 foot ladders to get those last cherries.
With this administration, it is always about politics, and its politics includes forming a permanent dem majority—that can't be done by any other method.