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Neal Barton's POV

Stay away from the farm


POSTED: Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 5:38pm

UPDATED: Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 2:43pm

Well.. they're at it again.

We've done news stories and commentaries before about this administration wanting to get involved in farming.

No, they don't want to help you do chores. They want to tell you how to do it.

Of course, many have just driven past a farm.

A few months ago they didn't want to let kids drive tractors. There was outrage and the Department of Labor slinked away.

Then, months later, they didn't want kids do parts of farm work. Outrage again and the Department of Labor retreated.

Well, here they are again. On their own families' land.

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."

This means country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions."

The new regulations, 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.

In other words, forget the 4-H and FFA.

The federal government will show you what you need to know.

You tell me these folks don't have an agenda?

That's my point of view, whats yours?

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Yikes, rollinson. Laying the demagoguery on a little thick aren't we? Your views might hold more weight if you stopped making such inflammatory comments. These regulations are stupid, but do you really think they are an attempt to "enslave citizens and recreate the Holocaust?!"


Actually Rollinson who is usually so far-out in left field, he's not in the ballpark, is more right than wrong on this. Corporate fascism is that merger between corporations and government. The net result is government controls all businesses. It's been done before in history both in Germany under Hitler, and in Italy under Musolini. The Federal Reserve private bank that controls our economy is monopolizing our industry with regulations enacted through congress. (Fredie-Mac Syndrome)

This is the Dems defending our individual rights? I guess if we (soviet)unionized the kids then it would be okay for them to work.

obama and his communist minions intend to enslave the citizens of this country and recreate the holocaust for those who refuse to be re-educated/brainwashed!! Think the general election will happen this fall? Are you sure?

Rollinson it's not the puppet Obama, or the puppet Bush, or a party, it's an agenda of government where the two parties is but a ruse to give an illusion of democracy. We all know there is no difference between the puppet Romney and Obama, both Goldman-Sachs (frontmen for the fed.res.) sponcered candidates. Don't get lost in the government media's tools of divide, it's part of the ruse to distract. Ron Paul is NOT part of the agenda, can't you tell? Electronic voting steals America's vote.

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