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Skip to comments.Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning farm chores
Posted on 04/25/2012 6:26:12 AM PDT by No One Special
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The next law will be to make farm kids totally useless to themselves and others... with the ideal happening when they wear their pants halfway down their butts, have gold teeth and flash mob 7/11 ‘s. Yeah, let’s go with the ‘winnahs’....
They already do surprise inspections of CRP land. Any complaint and they tell you that you signed a contract and can only get out of it by paying back all the monies received to date. Most farmers participate in some sort of government program. All of these are contractual. They will use this to justify snooping on your land.
Also, kids talk. Someone will find out and there are nannies in every community. You would be lucky to only have to answer for child labor laws. In some instances, they could sic the CPS folks on a family.
Don’t forget the new use of drones to spy on Americans. You ignore them at your peril. There are fines and they can just take money out of your accounts or put liens on your property.
This is so destructive. Back in the day, kids out here earned their spending money/shoe money/college money tasseling corn, walking bean fields to spot the rouges, and even working in tobacco farming, which includes some dangerous jobs. Every Spring, entire families would go out to the pastures to pull mustard before the dairy cows could eat it. This was actually a bonding activity, where all generations joined in, followed by a family picnic or BBQ.
I agree that it is anti-family, anti-work ethic and aimed at decreasing the number of generational farmers.