First I was astounded and pissed off when I read that the Obama regime was going to stop farm teens from working on family farms. And not only that but control 4H and FFA.
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. [Because we all know that government knows best and how else can they justify their jobs than taking over popular and well run organizations like 4H?]
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.
“There was tremendous heat, and I don’t think it helped that it was an election year,” [Reid Maki, coordinator for the Child Labor Coalition] said. “A lot of conservatives made a lot of political hay out of this issue.”
Be assured that if Obama wins a second term, this issue will be resurrected. Like a dog with a bone, these do-gooders don’t give up. It might take them a hundred years to get their way, but they will try and get it.