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Labor dept. backs off rule to limit farm work by kids
MN Public Radio ^ | Jon Collins, Minnesota Public Radio

Posted on 04/26/2012 6:04:27 PM PDT by prairiebreeze

The U.S. Department of Labor is withdrawing a rule that would have limited the sorts of work that children can do on farms.

(Excerpt) Read more at minnesota.publicradio.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agriculture; beanpickers; childlabor; familyfarms; farm; jerrymoran; johnthun; kids; labordept
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Tremendous blowback from not just Minnesota, but the entire country. Will have to make sure they don't try to slide this through in a different piece of legislation, but for now it's a good thing.

I searched, didn't see this news posted.

1 posted on 04/26/2012 6:04:34 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: prairiebreeze

Good news, but I’m still livid at the very thought.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 6:06:53 PM PDT by lysie
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To: prairiebreeze
You can't imagine how PO'ed my neighbors were about this.

Calls were made

Even the liberal frenchman was livid in a nuanced kind of way. But they never would have known if I hadn't read it here on FR and printed out an article for them to read.

/johnny

3 posted on 04/26/2012 6:13:23 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: lysie; prairiebreeze
Oy vey. Is this old home week? ;)

Do I need to break out the coffin races, beer and trebouchet?

/johnny

4 posted on 04/26/2012 6:15:24 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: prairiebreeze
From the article: Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn, released a statement expressing relief about the withdrawal of the rule, which he said "would have had a negative impact on our state's ag community."
5 posted on 04/26/2012 6:15:28 PM PDT by Western Phil
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To: prairiebreeze

This was about shaping the future of farming where the only people doing it will be THE GOVERNMENT.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 6:15:32 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: JRandomFreeper
Even the liberal frenchman was livid in a nuanced kind of way.

ROTFLMAO!!!!

That WAS funny! Thanks.

7 posted on 04/26/2012 6:16:21 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: prairiebreeze
.. What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest,
had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? ..

AS

8 posted on 04/26/2012 6:19:18 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: prairiebreeze
The Department of Labor backed off the rule in February. The department now said it will not pursue the regulation again during Pres. Barack Obama's administration.

Yeah...they'll try this again...

Blowback from thousands? Actually this reads more like blowback from 0bama and them stirring up a hornets nest during an election year.

9 posted on 04/26/2012 6:19:26 PM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Hi johnny. I guess we all need to do the work the MSM/press doesn’t do. Good for you.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 6:20:17 PM PDT by lysie
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To: prairiebreeze
“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against... We’re after power and we mean it... There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.” - Ayn Rand, ‘Atlas Shrugged’ 1957
11 posted on 04/26/2012 6:23:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: prairiebreeze

King: Obama Administration Finally Caves on Youth Farm Labor

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King (R-IA) released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that it will withdraw its proposed rule to prohibit young people from working on family farms and participating in agriculture education programs including Future Farmers of America and 4-H.

“Once again President Obama’s overreaching policies have outraged the American people,” said King. “I’m happy to see the backlash surrounding this rule has prompted the Department of Labor to withdraw the proposed rule. The Department of Agriculture collaborated with the Department of Labor on this direct assault of American family farms. Family farms are the core of American culture, and for centuries they have played a large role in instilling a strong work ethic in young people. I know because I raised my three sons in rural Iowa and taught them the value of hard work.”

“I’m pleased to have had the support of many farm families as I’ve worked to oppose this rule in order to ensure that young people will still have the same opportunities. This policy was not only unnecessary, it threatened the very way of life that I and so many others hold dear. When will President Obama realize that his out of touch policies do not reflect the values of the American people? His actions continue to show that he is disconnected with the people in the heartland of this great country.”

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http://www.steveking.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4399&Itemid=300099


12 posted on 04/26/2012 6:27:39 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: DBeers
He's 80+ and grew up on a farm under Nazi occupation. They took his pet pig for a BBQ. Not only is he as provincial and pig headed as a french farm brat could be, he's a flaming liberal.

But sometimes.... Sometimes... he remembers life under the Nazis. I think that's why he made the call.

/johnny

13 posted on 04/26/2012 6:30:27 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I told my kids—Do not ever trade the country for the city. Freedom starts on the farm. But, 2 currently live in the city.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 6:32:24 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: prairiebreeze

Those kids take jobs from Mexicans who are now leaving the country in record numbers with (loser) Obama’s votes!


15 posted on 04/26/2012 6:33:55 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Jim Robinson; holdonnow; junglejim; prairiebreeze



Emailed now to all beanpickers everywhere



16 posted on 04/26/2012 6:37:37 PM PDT by devolve (---- --------what`s that in your pocket? $4000 less than in 2008----------)
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To: prairiebreeze

I guess 4H will still be at the State Fair this summer.


17 posted on 04/26/2012 6:37:37 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: prairiebreeze

“The Department of Labor backed off the rule in February. The department now said it will not pursue the regulation again during Pres. Barack Obama’s administration.”


Code for they will ram it down farmers throats if obama is re-elected. It’s just a temporary backoff until they can slip it unnoticed into some other legislation.


18 posted on 04/26/2012 6:40:56 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Fitzy_888
I expect that was a big part of it.

/johnny

19 posted on 04/26/2012 6:41:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DBeers; JRandomFreeper

Sorry I missed the joke. Who is this frenchie?


20 posted on 04/26/2012 6:47:16 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: prairiebreeze

This just lit up social media yesterday.


21 posted on 04/26/2012 6:51:34 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: cll
A liberal neighbor of mine.

/johnny

22 posted on 04/26/2012 6:51:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cll
And I didn't mean for it to be funny. I was just passing on what happened.

/johnny

23 posted on 04/26/2012 6:53:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Credit where due, FoxNews carried what the Labor Dept wanted to do on every evening show last night. However, if your neighbor watches the alphabets, or nothing at all, he wouldn’t have known.


24 posted on 04/26/2012 6:56:16 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: ElkGroveDan
This just lit up social media yesterday.

Like a nuclear warhead makes for a good illumination round.

When I've got an old liberal frenchman neighbor calling to gritch about government overstepping.... that's overstepping.

/johnny

25 posted on 04/26/2012 6:56:36 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Western Phil

Yeah I saw that quote from Franken. I supposed even a stopped clock is correct twice a day. Actually, I didn’t want to post from MN Public Radio source, but it’s all I found in a quick search for a link.


26 posted on 04/26/2012 6:58:44 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: prairiebreeze

Don’t forget Zer0’s “Rural Council”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2731988/posts


27 posted on 04/26/2012 6:59:13 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: prairiebreeze
The Frenchman is still waiting for Dan Rather to come back. I'm not sure he knows about Fox or CNN or any channels on the dial above 13.

Of course, I would never have seen it on TV because I wouldn't own one.

/johnny

28 posted on 04/26/2012 6:59:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TurboZamboni

Seems so, Turbo. Seems so.....thank the Lord.


29 posted on 04/26/2012 7:01:36 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: prairiebreeze

Axelrod told Obummer that you better tell the Unions we are going to lose the election on this issue. You see how fast Obummer fliped flopped his labor department. The end of the road is near as America will wake up vote Obummer out in November. He keeps getting the snowball gaining speed as it rolls towards the election.


30 posted on 04/26/2012 7:01:49 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: lysie

I know lysie. There was nothing but sinister in the entire plan.


31 posted on 04/26/2012 7:04:47 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: ncfool

Too bad we cannot stir up such angst on some of the other crap Obama is pulling.

The EPA for instance.


32 posted on 04/26/2012 7:07:02 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks prairiebreeze.


33 posted on 04/26/2012 7:07:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Venturer

PS it is up to us as Americans to stand up to Obama—God knows our representatives will not.


34 posted on 04/26/2012 7:08:14 PM PDT by Venturer
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Like a nuclear warhead makes for a good illumination round.

that's just toooo damn funny...

35 posted on 04/26/2012 7:09:26 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’d forgotten about the frenchman. Heh, thanks for sharing all this.


36 posted on 04/26/2012 7:12:42 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: prairiebreeze

They back off for now, but t come back at a different approach, ‘later’, like they always do.


37 posted on 04/26/2012 7:12:53 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I imagine others, such as myself, emailed this to ALL, as well. This went viral on many levels.


38 posted on 04/26/2012 7:13:51 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: ElkGroveDan

I know, I certainly did my part to light it up.


39 posted on 04/26/2012 7:14:39 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Very well could be. Vigilance will be essential. And should Zeroman win a second term...God forbid...there will be no holds barred.


40 posted on 04/26/2012 7:16:22 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: prairiebreeze

Sarah wins another one.


41 posted on 04/26/2012 7:17:57 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Venturer
The EPA for instance.

I think the Supremes did a pretty good smackdown on them recently.

/johnny

42 posted on 04/26/2012 7:19:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cll
Sorry I missed the joke. Who is this frenchie?

I did not know specifically; HOWEVER, it reminded me of Romney e.g. the 'nuanced' politician that vacations in France and speaks French...

43 posted on 04/26/2012 7:21:27 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
They back off for now, but t come back at a different approach, ‘later’, like they always do.

We have beat them back on the 2nd Amendment. It's taken half of my adult life, and we're still not back to pre-GCA laws, but we're headed that way.

Take heart, remain conservative, and move ever forward.

/johnny

44 posted on 04/26/2012 7:23:03 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: prairiebreeze

The Amish would have been hit hard by this ruling.


45 posted on 04/26/2012 7:24:40 PM PDT by dragonblustar (PETA. President Eating Tasty Animals)
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To: Roccus

The original link doesn’t seem to still be at the thread you posted. Ding-dang..


46 posted on 04/26/2012 7:24:40 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: prairiebreeze

Obama will have “more flexibility” to ram this down our throats after the election. Tyranny unleashed.


47 posted on 04/26/2012 7:25:21 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: DBeers; cll
I have had a long running gritch about my ancient liberal neighbor, who happens to be an American citizen born in France. I had vented about him for years on the ATRW thread.

Since the first 2 posters were veteran ATRW folks, I mentioned it because it speaks volumes about government over-reach if that old barstid made a phone call. After looking at all sides and hemming and hawing and being 'nuanced'.

/johnny

48 posted on 04/26/2012 7:31:49 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: lysie

Meanwhile, the drumbeat of Dictator Obama grows louder:

regulate -— control -— destroy -— Regulate -— control -— destroy -— REgulate -— control -— destroy -— REGulate -— control -— destroy -— REGU


49 posted on 04/26/2012 7:35:08 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: prairiebreeze

Was this a “human rights” initiative or a “safety” initiative? I want every one involved in making this decision extracted by the scruff of their necks and kicked to the curb. My God how did we ever get here and when will we reach the breaking point?


50 posted on 04/26/2012 7:36:48 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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