Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Obam's Over-Reach

I see where the Obama administration is proposing rules that would prevent kids helping out on the family farm.  Seriously. 
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.”
When I had a hobby farm, raising kids in the country, part of the daily routine saw the kids helping feed cattle, sorting feed, stacking hay, doing all manner of things that farm kids have been doing since the beginning of human civilization.  If you live on a farm, you work on that farm.  It helps the family and fosters a sense of shared prosperity.  If working kids had been against the law, I would still be serving time in Angola. 

The Department of Labor is so out of touch with the American experience that they don't understand the family farm.  All the more reason to vote these bastards out of office.

1 comment:

Peripatetic Engineer said...

This is yet another example of a REGULATION CHANGE that gets no publicity. These are posted in the Federal Register for comment but Average Joe never sees it. MSM doesn't bother to inform the public, and before you know it, there's a new regulation in place that you never voted for. It's part of the "change" bit he warned us about.