Now Obama Wants to Force Farmers to Get Commercial Drivers Licenses


Unreal.
Now Obama wants to force farmers to get commercial drivers licenses.
The Gazette Virginian reported, via Free Republic:

A new rule being proposed by the federal Department of Transportation would require farmers to get commercial drivers licenses.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is a part of DOT, wants to adopt standards that would reclassify all farm vehicles and implements as Commercial Motor Vehicles, officials said. Likewise, the proposal, if adopted, would require all farmers and everyone on the farm who operates any of the equipment to obtain a CDL, they added.

The proposed rule change would mean that anyone who drives a tractor or operates any piece of motorized farming equipment would be required to pass the same tests and complete the same detailed forms and logs required of semi-tractor trailer drivers.

Drivers would keep logs of information including hours worked and miles traveled. Vehicles would be required to display DOT numbers. A CDL in Virginia costs $64 for eight years, or $8 per year, not including the cost of an instructional class and the written test.

If the DOT reclassifies farm vehicles and implements as commercial vehicles, the federal government will have regulatory control over the nation’s farm workers, estimated at over 800,000, by requiring them to have commercial drivers licenses.

That possibility worries county farmers and others in Halifax County interested in agriculture.

“I have a CDL, but very few farmers have one,” said Nathalie farmer Ronnie Waller. “This is just another bureaucratic hurdle for the farmer.

“It’s hard enough fighting Mother Nature, insects and all…now we have to fight the federal government,” he added. “We’re getting more rammed down our throats, and I could see repercussions across the nation. This move is another inane gesture in my opinion,” Waller concluded.

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  • Ian

    Just one more tax.

  • Joanne

    He’s trying to squeeze every buck out of the little guy.

  • RF

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is a part of DOT, wants to adopt standards that would reclassify all farm vehicles and implements as Commercial Motor Vehicles, officials said.

    They want money!

  • Nano

    http://www.jsonline.com/business/127564383.html

    Facing strong criticism from farm groups, the U.S. Department of Transportation now says it won’t pursue new regulations that would require farmers to have a commercial driver’s license if they operate tractors on public roads.

    “This is good news for Wisconsin’s farmers,” Karen Gefvert, director of governmental relations for Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, said Thursday.

    “The common sense exemptions” the law now provides for farmers operating machinery on the road will now be able to continue, Gefvert said.

    Earlier, farm groups had said the Transportation Department aimed to reclassify agricultural machinery as commercial motor vehicles, which could have led to a requirement that farmers get a commercial license to move equipment on roads between fields and to their local grain mills.

    It was “overreaching and unnecessary,” Gefvert said last week.

    Lumping farm machinery into the category of commercial vehicles could have resulted in farmers having to log their mileage, even for short trips, and it could have required them to get a federal medical card showing they are fit to drive.

  • Teresa

    Anyone out there own a riding lawn mower? That will be next. This is just another tax increase from the Marxists in charge.

  • randy

    Once they classify all farm tractors etc. as Commercial Motor Vehicles it won’t be long before they regulate their emissions as well.

  • Jim

    Who are they going to hire to go out on the back 40 and enforce this ridiculous BS!!

  • Just_Saying

    So, what is the Constitutional authority for federal involvement in this (local) matter?
    .

  • BurmaShave

    One more step in Obama’s program to destroy our country.

  • bigkahuna

    I would like a regulation that says all Presidents of Kenyon descent must get up every morning and be beaten silly by one of those farmers then made to shovel manure for an hour. I mean it should be easy when you consider he is full of it and shovels it every time he speaks

  • BurmaShave

    Another reminder that that birth certificate that was put up on the White House web page a few months ago to trump Trump was computer generated.

  • WW

    Don’t forget that if this happens the farm tractor will be subject to the new CAFE standards too.

  • RKflorida

    It’s NOT the tax or money as a primary issue, it’s CONTROL. The Socialists want to take over every aspect of our society. I guess farms are next on their devilish little list.

  • #1AMERICAN

    biggest jag bag POS mooslime…..when will he stop breathing

  • Coasta

    Money collected to pay for the pigford settlements anyone? Let’s have a look see how many of those “farmers” have a tractor in the back barn?

    The mind goes to possible events unforseen. Think – lists made from the tractors registered, readily available, put into service upon demand. We say “no way”? We said “no way!” in 08.

  • raybojabo

    Don’t CDLs have a 21 yr old age requirement? Farmer’s kids won’t be allowed to operate any equipment untill they are 21. I guess they will have to hire union farmhands until their kids grow up. Just another “unintended consequence”, right?

  • cynic

    I learned to drive on a farm tractor when I was nine. My favorite way to help the family grove was to mow. I liked the way it looked when I was finished and it gave me lots of time to think about serious subjects. When I was 14, I graduated to the farm pick-up truck. Although I never drove on a single public street until after I was 18 and obtained a driver’s license, I was an excellent driver. Mowing over a prized tree at a tender age taught me about defensive driving and reacting to “road” conditions in an environment in which I could do no damage to human life and limb. This proposal needs to be reconsidered as it does little to benefit farmers and does a lot to damage their livlihood and the lives of their families.

  • waicool

    Obama’s minions want more money and are regulating the life out of our economy.

  • Ipso Facto

    When something doesn’t make any sense at the present moment, we have to ask under what scenario does it make any sense. Here’s what’s I think is going on.

    Obama and the Democrats want to increase the size of both the federal government bureaucracy and the number of people receiving entitlements to the tipping point of 51% of the electorate. That’s why he is working with total abandon to borrow and spend so much money and to implement thousands of new regulations which will require thousands of new “administrators”. Next watch for them to try to get Cap and Trade instituted through the EPA, (since they already deemed CO2 to be a pollutant) that will be yet another bureaucracy even bigger then Obamacare. Obama and the Democrats are working very diligently to accomplish the objective of building up their constituency to the point where most of the electorate gets either their salary or an entitlement check in the mailbox so they will vote Democratic – after that they can do whatever they want and we’ll just be screwed. Once they transform a critical mass of the electorate to be parasites of the government in one form or another, they will next establish a VAT (in England its 16%) to soak us BIG TIME to pay for all their programs.

    Under this scenario, everything Obama is doing makes total sense.

  • Coasta

    #11 Burmashave

    Keep the reminders coming!

  • Nana

    oBAMa of course wants control and money …

  • bg

    ++

    ‘Something of historic proportions is happening’

    How did he get people on his side?

    He did it by promising jobs to the jobless, money to the
    money-less, and rewards for the military-industrial complex.

    He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health
    care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride
    once again in the country, across Europe, and across the world.

    He did it with a compliant media – did you know that?

    And he did this all in the name of justice and change.
    And the people surely got what they voted for.

    Yes, we did, even those of us who did not vote for this
    man of whom Kaiser speaks. This man was Adolf Hitler.

    more @ link & here..

    ==

  • Betsy Ross

    Mark Levin was wrong and Mark Steyn was right
    …..this is HARD tyranny not soft tyranny.

  • aprilnovember811

    This has to stop! The states need to ignore this. NO MORE!!!! Go to hell. You don’t get to tell farmers across this country what to do. You get back in your place. You were birthed by the states, not the other way around. The hell with trying to fight this in court. Just ignore them. This is a rogue government. It’s not a government. It’s a criminal conspiracy. LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE!!!!

  • aprilnovember811

    THESE GOVERNORS NEED TO STAND UP TO THIS! PUT THESE PARASITES BACK IN THEIR PLACE, OR THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO. DO WE NEED TO USE OUR WEAPONS AGAINST THEM? YOU WON’T BE TAKING ANY GUNS, YOU INDONESIAN, MUSLIM, KENYAN BORN SLUG!!!!*

  • tarpon

    I think we need a president who at least can count the states.

    Next time someone says look at rev Wright, you best do, save your country from the radical nuts.

  • Yeosailor

    Those who are showing no regard for the law — as it applies to them — seek to regulate those of us who actually produce. Produce food! not just luxuries … food!

    This seems like having to pay protection money, to avoid the Mob coming in and shutting you down.

  • Stuffy

    IMPEACH on grounds of insanity and malicious intent.

  • forest

    This is exactly the kind of crap we should be repealing instead of adding.

    All levels of government require way too many permits, licenses, hearings, historic studies, environmental studies etc. This is the stuff that is killing commerce more than anything.

    We need to recover private property rights, and it starts at everyone’s local municipality. We don’t do it, we’re going to lose our economy and what’s left of out freedom.

  • Speaking Clearly

    Farmers are the last bastion, that Obama has not yet completely destroyed.

    The Obama Administration has done their level best, to deny any possible success or productivity, in most sectors in our ecomony, but up until lately, have left the Farming Industry alone, for the most part. I think they have been worried that it would be impossible for Obama to get reelected, if they go after the very last group.

    Now, going after Farmers, the last bastion of most developed countries, the Obama Administration has sealed their doom for reelection.

    To bring about the destruction of our economy, our way of life, and the Constitution, and redistribute the wealth of productive U.S. citizens. It is so obvious the intentions of this Administration.

    The Glenn Beck program, sure did alot to educate America about what is really going on.

    This lust for power and control, that Progressives have, has to be an evil sickness.

    They think they know better. What arrogance. Not a one of them could create productive jobs, by their own merit… let alone companies that could thrive under their own Progressve rules of Regulation.

    Hypocrites.

  • tommy mc donnell

    more money for the politican less for the worker. you work, the politican takes what you work for away from you. uses your own income to control you and take your freedom away. the union leader cheers.

  • Yeosailor

    aprilnovember … i couldn’t have said it better!

  • mamagriz68

    Next you’ll need one to operate your riding lawn mower folks!

  • Growing up I started driving a tractor around 13 years old. The last time I checked a 13 year old couldn’t get a driver’s license let alone a Commercial Driver’s License. This is a prime example of policy wonks coming up with ideas that are totally illogical. For generations now the USDA has been handing over money and manipulating the free (commodities) market. What have we gotten as a result? We have savvy farmers who knew how to gain capital from the Feds that have turned around and bought out the little farmer. My father had 20 acres of farm land. He passed away in January. I negotiated a price to sell it to the farmer who was renting it. He is what anyone would classify as a Corporate Farmer (farms over 10,000 acres). The purchase price was equivalent to 56 years of rent, which doesn’t even take into account the property taxes that would reduce the net rental! Does that make sense? It really doesn’t unless you understand how the Feds rewards this “behavior” with tax incentives and subsidies.

  • Jim, gotta to give it to #4 Nano, he is right they have backed off this proposal so this issue is sort of moot at this point in time.

  • Dave-O

    American farmers are obviously making too much money according to the Obama Administration such that they are next in line to have even more taxes and fees assessed against their farm equipment. Just like corporate jet owners. What a crock! This will play well in states like Iowa! Can’t somebody please run a primary against President Urkel?

  • StrangernFiction

    DEMOCRATS. ARE. THE. ENEMY.

  • StrangernFiction

    Mark Levin was wrong and Mark Steyn was right
    …..this is HARD tyranny not soft tyranny.

    They don’t because they can’t, not because they don’t want to. Good vs. Evil.

  • Finncrisp

    Just another pressure tactic. If they want your land, they can deny you a CDL so you can’t farm. Sayanora!

    Right out of the Marxist playbook. Can someone please stand up to this crap? We are in grave peril over the cumulative effect of this government overreach.

  • StrangernFiction

    Jim, gotta to give it to #4 Nano, he is right they have backed off this proposal so this issue is sort of moot at this point in time.

    So if the regime openly contemplates taking our guns away, but after serious push back decides against it, it then becomes “sort of a moot point?”

  • Coasta

    bg – I read you loud and clear. It would behoove everyone to study the life and events of Adolf Hitler. As a teen, watching Shoah with my late father, I asked him why we, in America, did not do anything? He said we did, it was too late for most and hear me once. History repeats itself. I still have the VHS tapes he made for me.

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  • jcbinjcmo

    -”If you control the food supply, you control the people” – Henry Kissinger

  • Jimmer

    Clearly unenforceable. Clearly a no go. It’s a distraction from something worse. What else is going on today?

  • PJ

    Yes, it’s for taxes, but I think more, they want to regulate emission standards for every vehicle in the country. They will do it by licensing and keeping track of what the farm vehicles do, how far they travel, etc. We will see articles in the MSM about how tractors are polluting the earth (along with the cow farts). “We need regulation to control them!”

    Then they can control you and your farming business! Farmers are the last independent group in America, and they want YOU!

  • Sparky

    Might I suggest that it is those who voted for Obama that need to be re-educated!

  • Mark S.

    Now makes me wonder if I should go to the MO state fair tomorrow with the wife and see if the little ol’ Publican tent people have this posted all over the place or not (Or if it’s yet another “beltway showing” again…)

  • Militant Conservative

    this will not fly. 600+ acre family farm (my property) F. U.

    come on my property and see if I don’t escourt you off with a firearm at your back.

    Private property rights and all that. If you make it as a condition of purchase you just

    killed new tracktor sales and increased used equipment sales.

    Socialism is so easy to get around, I will not play by the rules.

    Screw the government, I’ll obey the law when the leaders do.

    powder is dry

  • HW

    An opponent can only be defeated through OFFENSIVE moves. Talk is worthless. Compromise is for lamers. Being nice is for tools. Until we realize this, nothing will change. It only takes 10% of a population to bring real change.

  • Iconoclast
  • myohmy

    Government is desperately looking to fine and generate revenues.

  • obfuscatenot

    This is all about MONEY. If Tractors and implements are reclassified as commercial motor vehicles, then one can only assume that the next step would be permitted travel on those heavy loads. Permits have gotten expensive around $500 a pop. Imagine, the dollar signs they must see in their dreams.

  • bg

    ++

    Coasta #41

    and i hear you, we are still either a land of doubting Thomarses,
    or we’re equally ignorant enough to think it can’t happen here

    via #22 re: more @ link & here..

    by Barack Obama

    [Nevertheless, the Western World did not complain in 1933 because
    Hitler, though a fascist and a totalitarian, was seen, like countless
    American puppet dictators today, as someone who leaves the
    established order in place
    .]

    ==

  • jimg

    Would you people please go back and read post #4.

  • Redwine

    This is an essential part in the implementation of (UN/Soros) Agenda 21. Rural communities and farms will be taken over by the regime. Right now, the regime is grabbing all the rural land as fast as it can. People will be pushed into urban areas where they can be controlled. Just look at the EPA regulation that will force automakers to produce impossible CAFE standards and demand higher gas mileage for trucks. Agenda 21, through EPA regulation and enforcement will make private vehicle ownership nearly impossible, pushing everyone into public transportation, which is, again, controllable. (Obamacare is a major part of this agenda, in order to control everyone’s life cycle.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzEEgtOFFlM

    Welcome to the gulag.

  • Meg

    Another stupid move against the people. Trying to put the farmer out of business. Will stop the farmer’s family from helping on the farm. Another good reason to flood the phones and emails at the Congress. Farming is a family affair. Kids under 18 will no longer be able to drive any farm equipment. What next? You will have to get a special license to drive your riding lawn mower.

  • RS

    I think that farmers need to pass the BAR in order to farm.

    I mean, without a law degree, they can’t know everything and might make a mistake.

  • bg

    ++

    jimg #54

    thank you, glad to hear it.. 🙂

    however, as with every other “test – it’s here – it’s not here – announcement”, i highly suspect the day will come when some
    law kicks in that they will either ignore because no one notices,
    or claim ignorance because THEY DIDN’T READ THE BILL, and i’ll
    also bet they will be the same (or worse) laws that they “back
    away from” before they do whatever they want… 😐

    ==

  • lemonaide

    Hope the feds don’t find out about my granddaughter’s Barbie jeep. (Oops, hope they don’t read this). They’ll want to mandate yet another CDL (Children’s Drivers License). Oh well, screw them.

  • spike

    The only reason this was recinded,was because farmers found out about it.Now he will try to sneak it through the back door when nobody’s looking.As far as I;m conserned ,he can go to HELL

  • Patty

    The tractors pull to the far right of the road in most cases so other cars can pass them by.

    Now, do mopeds need licenses? NO, not where I live. Do bike riders need a license, NO not where I live.

    Do you need a license for a three wheeler? Hummm! Do you need a license for a riding mower?

    I have no clue what this guy is up too but these farmers at least most probably have a Driver’s License so wouldn’t that be sufficient? Are the insured if the hit another person….on the many questions and here is Obama, instead of fixing the unemployment he picks on the farmers.

    Isn’t MO a farmer?

  • melony

    May want to update this story:
    US DOT Says No To Commercial Drivers Licenses For Ranchers:
    http://transportationnation.org/2011/08/10/us-dot-says-no-to-commercial-drivers-licenses-for-farmers/

  • bg

    ++

    S510

    please try and follow the crazy web of links back to (more or less) the
    original link, scrolling for more in each as you go (or not), thank you..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    melony #62

    okay so.. lets follow through with the common sense
    theme here, why was it announced to begin with??

    TESTING TESTING ONE TWO THREE

    aah, so many laws that were never to be, just mistakes, no no
    no’s, they lied, etc, etc, etc, are on the books, funny that huh??

    ==

  • FU#K OBAMA

    Taking over a nations food supply….. agenda 21 UN, also MAO, Stalin and Hitler. Read Bloodlands and Mao’s Famine, they read like Obama’s playbook.

  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    “… “It’s hard enough fighting Mother Nature, insects and all…now we have to fight the federal government …”

    = = = = = =

    To this administration, that’s the POINT of this little exercise. (Ie, it’s a feature, not a bug.)

    Keep grinding the populace down, little by little, until they stop resisting….

    And we’ve got a year and 3+ months still to endure, before FINALLY the elections are here. (And even then, it’s questionable whether we can wake enough folks from their MSM-led trance and get them to the polls to add their “HELL, NO” to the sovereign voice of the people…)

  • CT

    More TAX and CONTROL from our Marxist-in-chief. Guess he won’t be making any campaign speeches in farm country this time around.

  • Rock

    So far not addressed here, many small farms are family operations the youth on these farms operate much of the equipment, what happens then. Just another attempt of the Government forcing families off their land. WTF is trying to force a Deuce Solution Kinetic Repair Option just so he can rule by decree and the he!!with what the Nation wants.

  • tarpon #26

    re count the states… he did, there are 57 Islamic states. He is fluent in Arabic but not in English, hence he uses a teleprompter for everything and when he doesn’t he doesn’t speak well, and he does not understand American English idioms and figures of speech like ‘don’t call my bluff’. All of this implies that Zero was not born in the U.S. but in some country where Arabic is spoken as a first language, somewhere like Pakistan or even Saudi Arabia.

  • AuntieMadder

    Can’t have farmers growing food enough to feed their families and – gasp! – maybe even their communities, too, and the govt not knowing about it.

  • Rock

    Sure this will play well in Californication, mostly corporate, or million dollar farms there, and many of the small farmers are weed growers feeding the drug culture, the rest of the unclean middle Americans will just have to find work in the booming green industry.

  • bg

    ++

    Rock #71

    Soylent Green (may be closer to reality than we think).. 😛

    ==

  • JLK

    People, I beg you, before you cast your next ballot, do your RESEARCH and then vote accordingly. It’s time to sweep the White House and the halls of Congress with one gigantic BROOM. Get rid of the whole bunch of bureaucratic thieves who only want to make EVERYTHING you do MORE EXPENSIVE.

    Note to Congress: Your pink slips are being printed now. Steal from the taxpayers while you still can.

  • bg
  • Rock

    bg 74,

    ROTFLMAO 🙂 🙂

  • The Rock

    The farmers should just go on strike and not grow food.

    Tell Obama to eat rocks.

  • SouthofReality

    Lawn tractors are next.

  • Rock

    Waiting for the day he makes a move on motorcycles, might find a whole lot of bureaucratic weasels looking for more secure digs.

  • Redwine

    #69 August 12, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    S. Wolf commented:

    … He is fluent in Arabic but not in English, hence he uses a teleprompter for everything and when he doesn’t he doesn’t speak well, and he does not understand American English idioms and figures of speech like ‘don’t call my bluff’. All of this implies that Zero was not born in the U.S. but in some country where Arabic is spoken as a first language, somewhere like Pakistan or even Saudi Arabia.

    First off, Arabic is not spoken in Pakistan. The main language there is Urdu.

    Now, there is something foreign about Dear Leader’s English. It’s definitely not American English. I am a communications professional, so I notice grammar and phraseology. You are right. He is unfamiliar and uncertain about the use of common idioms and patterns pf American English. He makes grammatical errors. When he tries to be “folksy”, that is when he tries to imitate a local speech pattern, it sounds fake, phony and practiced, more like a bad actor (like the Woody Allen’s human chameleon, Zelig). I’m not sure about his first language. Perhaps his language arises from English spoken by a child raised in Indonesia. He is not an American.

  • usamopatriot

    Are you people going to take this sh*t? I’m not. They want to enforce this they had better be armed and take me by surprise.

  • Katie

    If nothing else, this will drive up the cost of draft horses.

  • Leatherhelmet

    Agenda 21, here we come.

  • bureaucracies exist to control things and people. they will allways be looking for ways to control people

    its all about control. their job is to expand their control at the expense of individuals.

    individuals diminish as bureaucracies get bigger and that is reality.

  • Hedgehog

    By what authority do they deign to regulate what farmers do on their own land. The States do not even require that farmers have drivers’ licenses to operate motor vehicles on their own land. Where does the federal government think that they get the authority to do this? I call B.S.

  • bobdog

    Wait until farmers are told they are all now Teamsters.

    This is so wrong on so many levels it buggers belief.

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  • Francesca

    #69: Interesting comment about his lack of understanding in English. As a language and intensive English teacher, I have thought for a long time that Obama speaks as if his first language is not English. I assume that English is his first language, but there is a lack of fluency and a disconnect in his English that are difficult to explain. Would love to hear thoughts on this from others.

  • Francesca

    #84: Authority? Not something they worry themselves about too much.

  • Saltherring

    Go to hell, Obongo. And take the Dimocrat Party and your Bolshevist administration with you.

  • MamaGrizzly

    #13 RKflorida commented:

    “It’s NOT the tax or money as a primary issue, it’s CONTROL. The Socialists want to take over every aspect of our society. I guess farms are next on their devilish little list.”

    ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. This is part of Obama’s wannabe-dictatorship takeover. They HAVE to have control of travel (TSA), health (Obamacare), guns (it’s coming), information (news media) and FOOD SUPPLY in order to control the people.

    By having all the farmers registered through the CDL scheme, they have a bead on ALL the farmers and can CONTROL them, then us through food.

    This is all out of the Communist playbook. Precisely.

    Still trying to find out more re: Seal Team 6 because the only thing these dictators really fear is competition from a trained military. I’m probably being paranoid, but I know Obama and his ilk don’t fear the people. Also remember that Obama spent his formative years inside a dictatorship and close to the top. He didn’t grow up here, and what he heard of America was that it was bad.

    So:

    TRAVEL/MOVEMENT
    INFORMATION
    HEALTH
    GUNS
    FOOD SUPPLY
    MILITARY

    are the first areas the dictator MUST gain control of. Communism/Marxism/Globalism cannot survive without these kinds of controls.

    He will move to disempower lawyers and the courts next, if he can somehow, because they represent one of the last lines of defense for the common man.

    I find it interesting that Korea was once referred to as the “Jerusalem of Asia” because of the number of Christians there–before the present administration. http://www.kcgm.org/north_korea.html Of course there are many other examples historically and currently. Obama is following the same pattern but people don’t easily recognize what he’s doing. He gets away with it by playing on social norms of interaction. He is the perfect stealth trickster/oppressor. We are all still waiting for his “big show” of some horrible proportion, so that he can wrest ultimate control. The stage is being set.

    Registering the farmers is as important, actually more important, to his plans as getting your fingerprints and retinal scans at the airports.

    #22 August 12, 2011 at 9:53 am
    bg commented:

    ++

    How did he get people on his side?

    He did it by promising jobs to the jobless, money to the
    money-less, and rewards for the military-industrial complex.

    He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health
    care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride
    once again in the country, across Europe, and across the world.

    He did it with a compliant media – did you know that?

    And he did this all in the name of justice and change.
    And the people surely got what they voted for.

    Yes, we did, even those of us who did not vote for this
    man of whom Kaiser speaks. This man was Adolf Hitler.

  • Shawnet

    Does this also mean that forklift drivers in warehouses will have to get commercial drivers licenses too?
    The tractor is to the farmer what the forklift is to the warehouse merchant: necessary tools for the daily operation of their respective businesses.

  • Every time he opens his mouth, he loses more votes. What if the farmer doesn’t drive, what about the Amish and Mennonites( is this an attack of their religion?). I can’t wait for 2012.

  • Richard Martin

    The level of intrusive government knows no limit, so why not require a CDL to drive a team of oxen?

  • Mama Grizzly

    Oxen fart and add to global warming — so yeah, they need to be licensed and monitored.

    ———

    You know, the only reason this didn’t fly is because enough people squawked.
    May I suggest LOUD and continuous squawking from here on out regarding everything this dipsh*t “president” does?

    Agree, he was testing the waters.

    ———-

    The Obama regime has little Billy Ayers “guilty as sin, free as a birrd–what a country” all over
    it. Interesting how all of Obama’s associates (Wright, Ayers, etc.) just disappeared from his publically viewed life after he took office. Hey remember when they never went to church? Michelle was probably mad that they had to tow the line on that one.

    ———-

    Agree that this was a test. Every enemy tests their opponents’ defenses.

    ———

    Hope Obama had a happy Ramadan while listening to the Moslem call to prayer–the most beautiful sound in the world to him ( he said).

  • Thomas

    DON’T KID YOURSELF OBAMA THE TRAITOR IS ACTUALLY TRYING TO SHUT DOWN THE FOOD SUPPLY AND CONTROL THE FOOD MARKET ALL OF THIS TO DESTROY THE USA THAT IS HIS ULTIMATE GOAL

  • Hangtown Bob

    FLASH…….. next up from the O Sh*t Administration……..

    Driver’s licenses and crash helmets required for riding lawnmowers!!!

    We need MORE government!!!!

  • Hangtown Bob

    We have bicycle helmets…….. perhaps we need walking helmets……. just a thought.

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  • FROM: RAY LAHOOD*, SECTRETARY, UNITED STATES DEPPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    TO: DEAR IDIOTS SUBSERVIENT IN WORD THOUGHT AND DEED TO PROFESSIONAL ALARMISTS:

    SUBJECT: IMAGINED COMMERICAL LICENSE REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATORS OF FARM EQUIPMENT (excerpt)

    DATE: AUGUST 10, 2011

    We have no intention of instituting onerous regulations on the hardworking farmers who feed our country and fuel our economy. Farmers deserve to know that reasonable, common sense exemptions will continue to be consistently available to agricultural operations across the country, and that’s why we released this guidance.

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    (now – any questions? Or would you prefer to continue with the hysterical, diaper-filling shriek-fit?)