Our government can not keep its nose out of other people’s business! I remember growing up in a small town and I helped out on the farm up the road. It was one of the best experiences where I learned a lot of work ethics and also gave me a strong body by doing the hard work.
Now we have the government not allowing kids to do farm chores! WHAT! This is meddling! Why is Obama’s Administration horning in on this area of child growth and training. It was also one of the first jobs a kid like me could get in a rural community. I suppose Obama would want to tax my income even though it never reached the $600 limit per year at the time. He would want me to pay my “fair share.”
The new rule proposed in August 2011 would limit children under 18 from working “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.” Could this refer to cow or horse manure? Or would it mean they can not clean the barn? Feeding horses oats or hay could be limited to allowing only adults can do it? Can children brush the horses? Can the the farmer’s children help put up hay or drive a tractor? It has not hurt those of us who were privileged to work on a farm while growing up and it has been that way for thousands of years!
Other “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.”
Good night what are family businesses to do? So is the Obama administration for or against the middle class? Obviously they are taking aim against the family and their businesses. These are middle class families!
This rule would stop FFA and 4-H from doing safety training and certification forcing the use of a 90-hour federal government training course.