Victory! (For Now): Obama Administration Withdraws Proposed Child Labor Laws for Farm Families
How much you want to bet that if Obama gets reelected, this issue is coming right back?:
Labor Dept. withdraws farm child labor rule after Daily Caller report goes viral
Under pressure from farming advocates in rural communities, and following a report by The Daily Caller, the Obama administration withdrew a proposed rule Thursday that would have applied child labor laws to family farms.
Critics complained that the regulation would have drastically changed the extent to which children could work on farms owned by family members. The U.S. Department of Labor cited public outcry as the reason for withdrawing the rule.
“The decision to withdraw this rule — including provisions to define the ‘parental exemption’ — was made in response to thousands of comments expressing concerns about the effect of the proposed rules on small family-owned farms,” the Department said in a press release Thursday evening. “To be clear, this regulation will not be pursued for the duration of the Obama administration.”
Interesting verbiage… To be clear, what they are really saying is that this WILL come up again after the election unless Obama and his fellow communist psychophants are booted out of the government.
The rule would have dramatically changed what types of chores children under the age of 16 could perform on and around American farms. It would have prohibited them from working with tobacco, operating almost all types of power-driven equipment and being employed to work with raw farm materials.