Friday, April 27, 2012

In Defense Of Child Labor

Claire McCaskill put this out on the twitter machine yesterday.

Great news,our work to stop dumb rule on children working on farms succeeded! Rs & Ds from farm states came together and common sense won.

And the Obama administration retreats:

WASHINGTON — Under heavy pressure from farm groups, the Obama administration said Thursday it would drop an unpopular plan to prevent children from doing hazardous work on farms owned by anyone other than their parents.

The Labor Department said it is withdrawing proposed rules that would ban children younger than 16 from using most power-driven farm equipment, including tractors. The rules also would prevent those younger than 18 from working in feed lots, grain bins and stockyards.

Not sure how the AP knows this was unpopular, but glad we've preserved the right of little Johnny to lose a limb or two. Common sense won!!!

We are ruled by the worst people in the world.