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.
April 28th, 2012 at 11:06 AM
Alex is right. This about control. Government wants to break the family farm so the Big-Agra can have it all to themselves.
April 28th, 2012 at 8:33 AM
It’s all about control. They will not rest until they have complete control over every aspect of our lives. And, of course, to squelch outcrys in the future, get the kids in line.
My 14-yr old will be cleaning out gutters today. I guess that is against regulations, as well, as he will be more than 6 ft. off the ground. Arrest me. I dare you.
April 28th, 2012 at 9:36 AM
oooooh watch out! I’m tellin’!
April 29th, 2012 at 9:38 AM
I made money mowing lawns in our neighborhood when I was in High School.
I had ten lawns and saved the money I made to buy the radio that I still use today.
I had to push the damn thing to and from the yard.
It was a character building experience.
April 29th, 2012 at 7:23 PM
That’s what it’s all about, AFVET. Learning a job skill and a work ethic.
April 28th, 2012 at 7:48 AM
I think if we can understand the true agenda behind the Democratic Party, which is to literally take over every industry in America, then these types of actions make more sense. They don’t have anything better to do because taking over the food supply is a very important goal for them. The restrictions on teen farmhands are meant to eliminate the small farmer. The dirty little secret is that the Democrats are the greediest of all, but they hide their greed behind supposedly championing the poor and the middle-class.
April 28th, 2012 at 9:38 AM
Alex, I loved your blog on drinking milk! But wordpress won’t let me post to it! I don’t know what I’m doing wrong but it doesn’t accept my email address and pw.
April 28th, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Not sure what’s going on with that. I think you just click the Reblog icon at the top of the screen. No worries. Keep up the good work.