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A temporary victory for farmers


Backlash over Labor Department’s decision to drop underage family farm labor rule

As many across the heartland applauded the decision, some human-rights activists had harsh words for the Labor Departments withdrawal last week of a proposal for stricter labor standards for youth who work on the nations family farms.

The Obama administration had sought rule changes that would have banned children younger than 16 from what it describe as hazardous work including use of some farm equipment including tractors as well as prevent those younger than 18 from working in stockyards, grain bins and on feed lots.

But a backlash from across the farm belt, including some key Democratic lawmakers, scotched the plan.



They had no business coming up with this garbage. This nose-under-the-tent move was going to be the next step in driving up costs and lowering the number of people qualified to do this type of work. Anyone notice how nearly every agency (justice, education, energy, TSA) LOWERS the quality/availability of whatever it's named after?

Speaking of Thieves & Sexual Assaulters: How would you like to know your kid was "screened" by this guy? Or maybe some drug runner on your coastal flight had a bit of an assist from security?

Shut 'em down. Cussing Face

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rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - April 29, 2012, 7:00 pm
Smells like... victory.

Just another example of Democrats (almost being allowed to have) Gone Wild.

Thank goodness some good men stood up to this power grab as quoted below from the article:

"The federation in a statement Friday praised Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for listening to input from farmers and ranchers as well as Sen. Jerry Moran, Kansas Republican, and Rep. Denny Rehberg, Montana Republican, among others in Congress “for standing up for agriculture and the rural way of life.”

We have to be vigilant against the lust for power and control by democrats. Never turn your back on one.

JAP69Comment by JAP69 - April 29, 2012, 7:34 pm
"rule changes"
With election year and not enough time for voters to forget and the backlash from this rule the labor department would drop the new rule from going into effect.
After election day the new rule very well may be reconsidered.
Rules and regulations not passed by congress and signed into law can be changed at any time.
rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - April 29, 2012, 7:53 pm
That's right, JAP.
Any democrats who went along with the fight against this power grab were just doing it for show.
And just for now.
Comment by ACPutz - April 29, 2012, 11:38 pm
Sad man you are Ridgy.   Spending all day posting all your insights into the evil Democrats.   Why not get yourself a lady friend? Sorry, how bout a man's man.   If you don't talk politics with them they may never realize just how paranoid and crazy you are. Then all you have to do is figure out a way to satisfy them physically... aw, yer right it will never work.   Keep posting about the evil democrats dummy.

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