Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning farm chores

Official portrait of Secretary of Labor Hilda ...

Official portrait of Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Control, control, control. How do we get this increasingly intrusive government out of our lives? Obama and his minions are doing everything that they can to destroy the work ethic in this country. Increasing food stamps and letting them be used to purchase anything, moving millions of unemployed onto disability, promoting the Occupy protests against Capitalism: all these tell me that Obama is out for change, but not the change that we believe in, but the change he and his radical socialist left believes in. Issa states that the Obama administration is the most corrupt he has ever seen and it is well funded by the slush funds created by the stimulus and Obamacare. 

We have a fight on our hands and it is time for the tea party to reactivate and show the far left that we are taking back our Constitutional Republic and that “we are not going to take it anymore”. 

Government training as a substitute for 4H, regulating family farming; sounds a little Hitleresque to me.

Excerpt: A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves. 

The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land.

Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.” 

“Prohibited places of employment,” a Department press release read, “would include country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions.”

The new regulations, first proposed August 31 by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, would also revoke the government’s 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. 

“What would be more of a blow,” he said, “is not teaching our kids the values of working on a farm.” 

“Losing that work-ethic — it’s so hard to pick this up later in life,” Clark said. “There’s other ways to learn how to farm, but it’s so hard. You can learn so much more working on the farm when you’re 12, 13, 14 years old.” 

It’s something Kansas Republican Senator Jerry Moran believes simply shouldn’t happen. 

During a March 14 hearing, Moran blasted Hilda Solis for getting between rural parents and their children. 

“The consequences of the things that you put in your regulations lack common sense,” Moran said.

 “And in my view, if the federal government can regulate the kind of relationship between parents and their children on their own family’s farm, there is almost nothing off-limits in which we see the federal government intruding in a way of life.” 

The Department of Labor did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

Read full Daily Caller article here.

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