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Labor Dept. Withdraws Farm Child Labor Rule After Daily Caller Report Goes Viral

by huckfunn ( 7 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Business, Cult of Obama, Democratic Party, Economy, Elections 2012, government, Headlines, Marxism, Politics, Regulation, Socialism at April 26th, 2012 - 9:26 pm

This is an update to my thread yesterday entitled Obama’s Latest Assault on American Institutions; The Family Farm.  It appears that the Daily Caller article that I quoted went viral and the outcry was huge enough to force the Regime to back down,

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.”

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.

Truly great news and one more defeat for the eternally over reaching Obama Regime. Read the whole article here. 



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7 Responses to “Labor Dept. Withdraws Farm Child Labor Rule After Daily Caller Report Goes Viral”
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  1. buzzsawmonkey
    1 | April 26, 2012 9:34 pm

    Thank God Obama’s would-be Stalinism is trumped by his cowardice at least 50% of the time.

  2. Mars
    2 | April 26, 2012 9:41 pm

    That’s been huge news around here. The funniest part of it was when Baucus and Tester attempted to “adjust” the rule with a list of absurd exemptions, instead of just demanding the whole thing be scrapped.

  3. huckfunn
    3 | April 26, 2012 9:52 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    @ Mars:
    The timing is perfect! Same day that the EPA is exposed as the crucifying, out of control, radical bastards that they are.

  4. mfhorn
    4 | April 26, 2012 10:00 pm

    Let’s hope we can stop some of the other upcoming excesses of the Obozo administration through more public outrage.

  5. Mars
    5 | April 26, 2012 10:04 pm

    That’s ok, my moron State Attorney General is running for Governor, under the platform of: “I didn’t join the Obamacare suit and it all turned out ok, so you should be thanking me.”

  6. huckfunn
    6 | April 26, 2012 10:06 pm

    mfhorn wrote:

    Let’s hope we can stop some of the other upcoming excesses of the Obozo administration through more public outrage.

    Everything that O-Hole and the dims are doing is 180 degrees from American traditions and values. The crushing regulations; the foreign policy that hurts our allies and grovels to our enemies. The assault on capitalism. EVERYTHING. The hard left has been on full display for the past 3 years and I hope the electorate remembers it in November.

  7. buzzsawmonkey
    7 | April 26, 2012 10:12 pm

    Obama wanted to prevent farm children from doing chores because he wanted a monopoly on slinging bullshit.

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