Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Obama's War On Family Farms

Nothing is sacred in American anymore under this dictatorship otherwise known as the Obama administration. Those of us who grew up on family-owned farms learned the value of hard work at a very young age helping our parents sow and harvest the crops and tending to the livestock. The Obama administration has deemed this to be a cruel form of child labor that must be eradicated. The proposed Department of Labor rules would even prevent children from participating in 4-H and FFA projects. From the Daily Caller:
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.”
“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.”
The new regulations, first proposed August 31 by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, 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.
Rossie Blinson, a 21-year-old college student from Buis Creek, N.C., told The Daily Caller that the federal government’s plan will do far more harm than good.
“The main concern I have is that it would prevent kids from doing 4-H and FFA projects if they’re not at their parents’ house,” said Blinson.
And to think Obama represented a leading agriculture state like Illinois in the U.S. Senate.  He never once visited the downstate, rural county I hail from when he represented Illinois in the Senate. The good people of Clark County voted overwhelmingly for carpet-bagger Alan Keyes when he ran for the Senate against Obama in 2004, and they overwhelmingly supported John McCain in the 2008 presidential race. Their worst fears of this man have come true. The Catholic bishop in Peoria who likened Obama to Hitler and Stalin was on to something.

1 comment:

patriot paul said...

We may not be in the day where a woman was seen plowing the field and children planting the corn, but it's a doubly sad day when over-regulation stops teenagers from taking their sheep or bushels of corn to market or the silo and prohibits them from doing their chores on a family farm. This is another effort to squeeze out the Ma & Pa small family farm so the Corporate farmers can take them over.