Skip to comments.Labor Dept. withdraws farm child labor rule one day after Daily Caller report goes viral
Posted on 04/26/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT by Nachum
Under pressure from farming advocates in rural communities, and following a report by The Daily Caller, the Obama administration withdrew a proposed rule Thursday that would have applied child labor laws to family farms.
Critics complained that the regulation would have drastically changed the extent to which children could work on farms owned by family members. The U.S. Department of Labor cited public outcry as the reason for withdrawing the rule.
The decision to withdraw this rule including provisions to define the parental exemption was made in response to thousands of comments expressing concerns about the effect of the proposed rules on small family-owned farms, the Department said in a press release Thursday evening. To be clear, this regulation will not be pursued for the duration of the Obama administration.
The rule would have dramatically changed what types of chores children under the age of 16 could perform on and around American farms. It would have prohibited them from working with tobacco, operating almost all types of power-driven equipment and being employed to work with raw farm materials.
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Any family farm is a business.
Many family businesses are incorporate.
Please tell me why they should have to “disincorporate” to continue running the farm?
Here is a better idea: the government can go screw itself.
And so can those who think we need more regulations and not less.
They are just cockroaches testing, testing, testing the limits of how far they can go without being noticed.
Many family businesses are incorporateD.
(Man I gotta get this keyboard replaced.)
Thank you for your reply. My comment was >not especially about farm land but how some laws ‘created’ by the government actually benefit politians&cronies.
As I understand it, there has been an increase interest by investors in the buying&selling of farm land.
Meanwhile, the drumbeat of Dictator Obama grows louder:
regulate - control - destroy - Regulate - control - destroy - REgulate - control - destroy - REGulate - control - destroy - REGU
“Goes to show you Bullies are pussies. Stand up to them, they lick their balls and slink away.”
D@mn skippy! I thought these Marxist revolutionaries were fearless and had the courage of their convictions.
No, they’ll get their way the oldfashioned sneaky way behind our backs.
I believe that was the real point here. I don't think is is so much the prohibition, they are camouflaging going after the rural and farm kids he can not reach any other way.
The new regulations, first proposed August 31 by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, would also revoke the governments approval of safety training and certification taught by independent groups like 4-H and FFA, replacing them instead with a 90-hour federal government training course.
...90-hour federal government training course....
Anyone care to guess what the 90 hours of federal government training will contain?
Perhaps something along the lines of what is in this?
"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set," he said Wednesday. "We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
In the >>> EXACT <<< same PUBLIC statement he said he would make federal assistance conditional on school districts establishing service programs and set the goal of 50 hours of mandatory service a year for middle school and high school students.
...50 hours of mandatory service a year for middle school and high school students...
Just as he was three years ago, he is attempting mandatory control of the kids. Only now the monster is going after the rural and farm kids he can not reach any other way.
With the power grab at family farms, he wanted to make himself the all powerful, all knowing fed-gov the ultimate authority, placing himself above the parents.
It works when enough people complain and stick together....It would work in other circumstances also...If you get my drift....
Remember what the liar whispered to the communist, "Comrade, wait until after the election, I will have more flexibility to shove it up the American asses".
They got a call from the White House and were told that after the election, they’d have more ‘flexibility’.
That money he has in the bank could be eaten by Obamaflation in short order The land will always be there.
this country is about 230 yers old
with the help of a competant attorney, the kids could be recorded as partial owners...seems very simple to me.
> Please tell me why they should have to disincorporate to continue running the farm?
Because if you aren’t a corporation, you won’t have to act under the rules required for corporations. One can’t expect to have their cake and eat it too - there are other forms of business structure.
I believe our Fearless Reader, Barry Shabazzz Hussein O'bama The Magnificent, has a somewhat more nefarious plan in mind.
“One cant expect to have their cake and eat it too “
Of course not.
One should bow to their government masters.
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