Obama’s Outrageous DOL Rules Will Restrict Minors From Working on Family Farms – Killing Farm Life As We Know It

Barack Obama is committed to killing off the family farm – an American tradition.

For generations children and adults have worked together on the family farm.
Those days are over.

Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today introduced the Preserving America’s Family Farm Act, to prevent the Department of Labor (DOL) from enacting its controversial proposed restrictions that would ban children from working on family farms.

Senator Thune spoke out against the Obama Administration’s proposed labor rules for youth who work on farms and ranches on the Senate floor.

The Obama Administration’s rules are so strict they would restrict minors from handling most animals and even from using battery-powered screwdrivers.

Last year, DOL Secretary Hilda Solis proposed rules that would restrict family farm operations by prohibiting youth under the age of 18 from being near certain age animals without adult supervision, participating in common livestock practices such as vaccinating and hoof trimming, and handling most animals more than six months old, which would severely limit participation in 4-H and FFA activities and restrict their youth farm safety classes; operating farm machinery over 20 PTO horsepower; completing tasks at elevations over six feet high; and working at stockyards and grain and feed facilities. The language of the proposed rule is so specific it would even ban youth from operating a battery powered screwdriver or a pressurized garden hose.

“The Department of Labor has proposed 85 pages of unreasonable and overreaching rules that would unnecessarily restrict the participation of young people in agriculture related activities,” said Thune. “Family farms and farming communities teach young people responsible work ethics and these proposed rules would change that by severely limiting the commonplace activities in which young people can learn about agriculture. This is another example of the Obama administration initiating unsolicited regulations that would prohibit normal practices that have been carried out in rural areas for generations—not to mention limiting a desperately needed workforce to replace the current generation of farmers whose average age is nearing 60 years old.”

“There is no better example of the vast overreach of government into the everyday lives of Americans than the Department of Labor’s proposed rule to regulate young people working on farms and ranches,” Sen. Moran said. “For generations, the contributions of young people have helped family farm and ranch operations survive and prosper. If this proposal goes into effect, not only will the shrinking rural workforce be further reduced, and our nation’s youth be deprived of valuable career training opportunities, but a way of life will begin to disappear. This proposal should alarm more than just rural America. If the federal government can regulate the relationship between parents and their children on their own family’s farm, there is virtually nothing off limits when it comes to government intrusion into our lives.”

In December of last year, Thune and Moran and 28 of their Senate colleagues sent a letter to Secretary Solis requesting that the proposed rule be withdrawn and outlined numerous concerns. As of today, DOL has not responded to the bipartisan letter.

More… EBL added:

Do you think this is mere incompetence by Team Obama? Who benefits? Corporate agribusiness tied in with the Dept of Agriculture. Hiring lots of migrant labor. Tied in with the Democratic Party. And it undercuts rural Americans who are hostile to the Democratic Party agenda. And it hurts the GOP. This is absolutely intentional.

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  • doc

    These bureaucrats need to be ignored along with their stupid rules. As the owner of a family farm, I dare, that’s right, I dare these ass holes to set foot on my farm without a search warrant …I just might need to turn my tractor around where they park their government ride…oops, didn’t see ya!

  • KornKing

    Anyone remember? The United States Government versus one Ford Tractor
    Perhaps Senator Thune could call on his esteemed colleague, Senator Franken of MN to offer his assistance.(aka Senator Dikhed from Minnesota)

    Sympathies to Sen. Thune on the recent passing of his mother.

  • injunjoe

    wow, i put up hay, shod horses, and vaccinated cows. not to mention the typical calving exam… the arm length gloves etc… all from the time i was 10. who are these bureaucrats think they are? they don’t know a thing about what they are trying to regulate from their ivory towers. a prime example why these losers need to be thrown out of office…

  • katy

    Why the hell are we allowing ourselves to be help hostage by a gov organization that was created out of thin air?

    Why???

    All of them! Why the HELL can’t our Congress defund them? Stop them. Shut them down.

    I am so tired of being having to pay people to choke me to death…. WTF!!!!!!!

  • Highlander

    Does this surprise ANYONE? I hope not ….

  • therese

    Every Day they try to take more and more of our freedoms away. I swear this Administration literally makes me sick to my stomach…
    FYI Folks You can start VOTING ABSENTEE SEPTEMBER 25 (42 days prior to Nov. election)
    The Democrats line up early and often. DO NOT TELL YOURSELVES THAT YOUR TOO BUSY, OR HAVE A IMPORTANT MEETING ON NOV 6th AND CAN NOT MAKE IT TO THE POLLS. NO EXCUSES VOTE NOV. 6th or VOTE ABSENTEE…

  • Lily

    This is outrageous! My dad and his sisters grew up on a farm in Texas. Everybody pitched in.

    I am sick to death of these silly Washington regulators. Idiots.

  • EBL

    Do you think this is mere incompetence by Team Obama? Who benefits? Corporate agribusiness tied in with the Dept of Agriculture. Hiring lots of migrant labor. Tied in with the Democratic Party. And it undercuts rural Americans who are hostile to the Democratic Party agenda. And it hurts the GOP. This is absolutely intentional.

  • MilitantCatholic

    It’s not enough to just defeat Obama this fall. But on top of that, all this Liberal bullsh1t has to be rolled back. Republicans have to go line by line over thousands of ridiculous regulations and remove them. Then close a bunch of departments. Then fire a lot of government workers. Then we have to replace the Liberal mold and mildew that has been growing for decades in our government with Conservatives.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Put up NO TRESPASSING signs around the property perimeter. If DOL people try to set foot on the property without any kind of court-ordered authority to do so, pull out the twelve gauge and tell ’em to be on their way or they’ll taste the buckshot.

  • Multitude

    BREAKING NEWS: RUSH LIMBAUGH JOINED BY DOL SECRETARY SOLIS IN A “RACE TO THE GUTTER”

    Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis joined the Rush Limbaugh controversy today by using gay community pornographic references to the setting of a man’s testicles into another individuals mouth to refer to her political opponents. Calling those critical of her policies “teabaggers,” Solis added fuel to the fire over the question of whether sexual innuendo and disparaging sexual references is appropriate in the discussion of political opponents.

    Calls for Solis’s resignation were not yet forthcoming, as Republican Senate and House leadership was quick to defend the merits of bipartisanship.

    “While private individuals like Rush Limbaugh who are criticizing our sacred government should be held to account, I think we should give Secretary Holis the benefit of the doubt as I’m rather certain there is another interpretation that could be provided,” said Senator John McCain (R Arizona). “I often heard my esteemed colleague Representative Barney Frank use the term to refer to some of his dearest friends and my wonderful daughter Meghan explains that it is an act of endearment that many of her men friends employ as a sign of respect for her remarkable intelligence.”

    (more after link)

    http://www.independentsentinel.com/2011/11/hilda-solis-hates-teabaggers-michelle-hates-republicans/

  • Carbon Pootprint

    Jimmy Carter had Tractorcade protest, seems only fair (and we know how the lying a-hole in the WH loves fair) his 2nd term should have one too bahahahahah

  • AnnaS

    It makes me crazy to read this. Crazy, because it seems that there is nothing we can do about it. Obama and his thugs just make any rules and any departments and place any folks in charge over us and nothing can be done. I assume nothing can be done as NO ONE does anything but decry the situation!! Just wait until their appointed committee tells us we must just go ahead and die when we are older!

  • Mona

    The world is turning upside down before our eyes. Obeyme is beyond despicable.

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  • Rock

    How else are they going to drive the farmers off their land, then give it to the entitlement whores as a reward for voting for them.

  • ExExZonie

    I look forward to Victor Davis Hanson’s discussion of this overreach into farming. Who does this help? Corporate farming – ADM, Con-Agra etc. Only crooks and liars are in the Obama admin.

  • Mama Grizzly

    The O-beast is just trying to shut down the family farms ON PURPOSE so he can control our food supply.

    Control information/media/speech.
    Control medicine.
    Control manufacturing and production.
    Control banks/economy.
    Control guns.
    Control the military.
    Control travel.
    Control food.

    This is what dictators do. They MUST do this to maintain control.

  • Patty

    This was purpose sometime ago and I thought then like I do now. Why? The kids are too young to work and could get hurt.

    The battery screwdriver and some animals, what are they afraid of they will use a screwdriver on animals or the batteries. What the heck!

    Now, this government has no respect for Parents and no respect for the Farmers. Apparently, they think they are dumber than hogs. This is communism the heck with socialism, this government is under not just radical communists but restricting our freedom. What happen before this administration that would make this one believe they can take our kids pleasure and that of community participation at the 4H club.

    What exactly has been nibbling at their liberal brain. There are actually less restrictions on the illegals. What about telling them they just can’t plain work period, until they get legal.

    “There is no better example of the vast overreach of government into the everyday lives of Americans

    “THERE IS NO BETTER EXAMPLE OF THE VAST OVERREACH OF GOVERNMENT INTO THE EVERYDAY LIVES OF AMERICANS”!!!!!!! capitalized and exclamation point.

    Here is who gains. They are scared to death that someone will need a doctor. The less we eat, no smoking, less drilling and coal as this will cause asthma, less salt in restaurants as this will cause high blood pressure. Less talking on cell phones as this will cause tumors, less babies and more abortions as this will cause over population.

    This is the plan all along.

  • Mama Grizzly

    It’s an effing formula, people.

    This has NOTHING to do with kids working on the farm. That’s just an excuse to put the control of agriculture into the hands of government so food can be held hostage.

  • Mama Grizzly

    Actually so WE can be held hostage.

  • Joanne

    These small farms can’t afford to hire of age workers, so before you know it they will fold, and the Obama owned banks will move in and create collective farms – communism all the way.

  • Mama Grizzly

    Patty: the NEW AGERS of the O-beast actually believe in eliminating 2/3 of the world’s population. It’s much darker than you can imagine.

  • Restless

    Can a single day go by without this administration doing something that makes my jaw hit the floor? It’s clear Obama just wants to destroy the very fabric of this nation.

  • Restless

    Can a single day go by without this administration doing something that makes my jaw hit the floor? It’s clear Obama just wants to destroy the very fabric of this nation.

  • Joanne

    That Executive Order Obama signed last Friday also takes control of all water – I believe all well water as well. Obama is taking over the U.S. He has his minions in key positions, so that you can’t even get anywhere in court – the truth and the U.S. Constitution are meaningless. Wow, out with a whimper.

  • Patty

    I mixed by words in last post but hope you get the picture.

    It is evidently clear as day what is going on. LESS IS MORE TO THIS ADMINISTRATION.

    More abortions, More contraceptives, fewer kids.

    Less accidents, less visits to the doctor.

    Less smoking and fewer lung cancer, now this one is true but the commericals airing need to have a warning prior to airing. KIDS WILL BE SCARED TO DEATH. But isn’t that the point.

    I do believe this administration hates kids and hates Morals. Catholic church is on Sal Alinsky hit list.

    Remember salt said the restaurant can’t use it. And Michelle Obama exercise thing. We knew before she came into the picture that exercising was a good thing.

    Now the farmers once again. Remember the lack of water and all the farmers who lost their farms for lack of water, they re-routing it to save some fish or whatever.

    Now, cars we drive, coal industry is closing up in some areas. Oil is another enemy.

    There is no end in sight other than kicking him out in November.

  • Joanne

    The United States of America belongs to the people, not the government.

  • Patty

    #23
    Mamma Grizzly

    I do know and it is disgusting the H out of me. Everyday I wake and I wonder why, every leader in Washington must start impeachment proceedings but that will never happen.

    Obama has alienated, Farmers, Religion, Cops, Guns, Food and Drink, kids fun, our future.

  • neverends

    Stand up people! The lunatics Left THINK they have taken over. My father was a farmer for over 50 years retiring at age 75 — and sent the majority of his nine children to college or advanced schooling. WHEN are we going to stand up to this maniac marxist? We MUST wrrte or call our represenative (House & Senate) EVERY DAY or else become the third world country Obama has been working at daily for the last three years.
    It has gotten to the point that we CANNOIT depend upon “someone” to fight, we must all fight every day!
    God. Help. Us. All.

  • Patty

    Obama & Socialist Party

    http://www.audacityofhypocrisy.com/obamacrimescom/

    only posting because it is a real release for me.

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  • Patty

    Scary Obituary

    In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh , had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:

    “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.

    A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.

    From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”

    “The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years.
    During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

    From bondage to spiritual faith;
    From spiritual faith to great courage;
    From courage to liberty;
    From liberty to abundance;
    From abundance to complacency;
    From complacency to apathy;
    From apathy to dependence;
    From dependence back into bondage.”
    The Obituary follows:

    Born 1776, Died 2012
    It doesn’t hurt to read this several times.

    http://www.thefinancialphysician.com/blog/

  • Marion Mathis

    Where will this stop? We cannot sit back and let this continue. My family has a family farm and we all work together. My sixteen year old grandson is looking forward to his summer job with grandpa. We will not deny him.

  • YourMaster

    maybe dems will be concerned when it starts killing more jobs
    and there are noticable food shortages around the country.
    (when food is in short supply… food prices will be double the amount they were…)
    isn’t it a bad idea to jack gas prices and food prices even higher
    then… also kill more jobs in our weak economy?

  • katy

    I.WILL.NOT.COMPLY.

  • Unfortunately the EO Hussein signed gives every resource in America to the federal government, everything. Or so he believes. Congress must put it’s foot down or the people must and allow no federal official from any agency on private property. Make them work for it. An EO is just a piece of paper.

  • Economan

    Isn’t this amazing? A bunch of lazy liberal jerks who collect a paycheck from hard-working Americans are dictating who can work, what we are to eat, what we can say, what we think, where to donate our money, who we can listen to, and how to worship.

    When we called the left on this calling this incremantal Communism they just laughed at us. Now look.

    Yet people still give their votes to a bunch of micro-managing mal-contents and wanna-be dictators. Piss on them.

  • Earthmover

    What will the children of the 85,000 black farmers do?

  • EBL

    Thanks for the shout out. I did a post on it and linked to you. This is a big story that needs to be told.

    And where is John Mellencamp on this? Why isn’t he speaking out about this over reach by the Obama Administration? Because he is a liar and a fraud. And he is no friend of the American Farmer. Shame on him.

  • “Agriculture, manufactures, commerce and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise. Protection from casual embarrassments, however, may sometimes be seasonably interposed.” –Thomas Jefferson

  • bigL

    Don’t vote absentee. The Registrar of voters syas they sample the absentees and only go thru a count if it is clse.
    Want to have yr vote not count, Vote absentee.

  • Time

    The balloon keeps getting bigger and bigger. Soon it will reach over inflation and explode. Just like the people will, explode in mass uprise. This once peaceful nation is being pushed, shoved, sided, dumbed, lied to, and fleeced to no end. Every peaceful avenue that once was the American way is long gone. Every elected official, MSM, court, ballot box and all other ways of legal and peaceful forms of grievances have been taken away from the people and ignored. There is only so much humanly possible that mankind can tolerate before they break and uprise into forces of violence. It will be a sad day when this nation is pushed to the brink and blood runs in the streets of a once peaceful nation of laws to a lawless, pandemonium and chaos. It is then that these who sit at the reins of control are the ones that will be at most risk regardless of who and where they are and this is a sad fact that they are sowing..Maybe their intent all along is the end result of the masses to uprise, push them so far that they have nothing left to lose, So they will risk it all.. May the lord have mercy on this nation and watch over her…

  • midusdew

    a prelude of communism

  • Elizabeth Anderson

    This is about forcing more farmers to hire immigrants, with or without documents, thus increasing the number of potential democratic voters in the country, and nothing more.

  • Time

    The balloon keeps getting bigger and bigger. Soon it will expand beyond inflation and explode. When that happens the people of this nation will do the same, explode. They are being pushed, pulled, sided, dumbed and lied to more then they can withstand and will tolerate to any extent before they uprise and come out fighting. There is only so much humanly possible that mankind can withstand before they break. They are almost at that breaking point. When you have every avenue that was once peacefully taken to solve their grievances through their elected officials, MSM, courts, petitions ballot boxes that are no longer available to them and their voices and pleas are silenced, beyond severe hardships, it is then the people have nothing left to lose. It will be a sad day when this happens and there will be no one to blame but the ones that rightfully own the responsibility for the cause. As millions rise up in anger, take the law into their own hands at great risk it will be no holding them back, no fear of what awaits. It is the very people that believe they have the protections that shield them from these masses that will be in harms way. They are forcing this dire situation and the playing fields will be leveled. There will be no more peaceful grievances, petitions , court pleadings, there will be blood running in the streets, across this once sane, peaceful nation. This all could be avoided as of now if only the branches of gov’t, elected officers and procedures to our constitution are upheld. Yet, as we have all witnessed recently, it is as if the very people that hold the reins are purposely instigating the uprising of this country for an agenda far evil then one could ever imagine……May God watch over and protect this great nation….and have mercy on all that are hell bent on destroying her…

  • Wisconsinlady

    Just a part of the U.N.’s Agenda 21.

  • mmercier

    These pigs are either desperate, or have assumed a position in witch they believe they. have. fnctional. control. over this republic. Other opinions vary.

    I suspect the former. The most dangerous animal is a wounded animal. The most dangerous thing to the wounded animal is the hunter that wounded it. Follow the blood trail… finish thekill.

    Arm your persons and loved. These pigs will not simply go away.

    They must be driven to point…

  • lizzy84

    flashback..Sept. 2010
    Obama Labor Dept Shill Praises Hugo Chavez, Tells Students ‘Republicans Hate Latinos’

    Democratic Socialists of America’s Honorary Chairperson Dolores Huerta was used by the Obama Labor Department in advertisements instructing illegal aliens to fight for fair wages. In this recently uncovered audio, Ms. Huerta is speaking to high school students and praising the virtues of Hugo Chavez’ Venezuela.

    Huerta recently celebrated her 80th birthday. Those in attendance included Hilda Solis, Van Jones and a video birthday message from our very own socialist-in-chief, Barack Hussein Obama.

    (Photo: Hilda Solis, head of the Dept. of Labor. Prior to her appointment to the Obama administration, Solis previously held board and counsel positions with SEIU, AFL-CIO and LaRaza.)

    http://freespeechamerica.org/index.php?view=article&catid=32%3Avideo&id=3813%3Alabor-dept-shill-praises-hugo-chavez-tells-students-republicans-hate-latinos&tmpl=component&print=1&page=&option=com_content&Itemid=85

  • katy

    @Wisconsinlady commented:

    Just a part of the U.N.’s Agenda 21.

    BINGO!

  • Wisconsinlady #47

    Agenda 21

    ‘She was born under Hitler, raised under the USSR’s sovereignty in East Germany, and came to America as a young adult. LISTEN to her.’

    Elke’s warning

  • Granny

    Johnny & Susie can’t read, can’t add, don’t know any history. Johnny & Susie think freedom of speech means freedom from offensive speech and freedom of religion means freedom from religion. Johnny & Susie have been raised to have NO TOLERANCE of anything or anyone. Now Johnny & Susie cannot work on the family farm (that rule would include the family garden space) so they have no skills to allow them to raise their own food. Johnny & Susie cannot even use an electric screwdriver.

    Sounds like the culmination or raising a generation good for absolutely nothing whatever other than slave labor, since they have no skills and cannot think for themselves. Won’t even be able to rebel – don’t know how to feed themselves.

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  • jan

    Sec Def made it publically known, the executive branch is no longer under the check of congress, and no longer under the direction of the people! In response to h.con. 107 Rep Walter Jone’s bill to force the clarification of language and possible impeachment against executive branch has been given a response by Obama-“possible” peacetime marshall law whereby sec def has control of food, water, persons can’t move away from their current habitation in time of marshal law etc etc. This is not an emergency exec. order, this is declaring publically Marshal law Agenda 21 is in effect in response to Jeff Sesion’s questioning of Leon Pinnetta! This DOL is a further broadcasting that food independance and any form of off the grid self sufficency is illegal! Anything less than sheep-like submission to a system of forced total dependance on federal govt for basic needs(shelter, water, food, positive rights granted by govt rather than inalianeable rights etc) will be illegal! Folks I’m sick and tired of people thinking they are hip upstanding citizens when they say “these laws are perfectly acceptable as easy to follow yada yada yada! Being so willing to give in to all the laws coming down the pike makes you a disgrace to Amercia! Stand up for your own inallienable rights! No one can take them unless you willingly give them up! If I want to have my kids help me grow food I will do so and if someone tries to force me to quit, I will kill them!

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  • jan

    Agenda 21 is only possible if you as a citizen give up your rights to freedom of movement and persuit of happiness! If you look at the factory/city, form of “packed in sardine” urban housing going on in China today, this is the plan for Agenda 21! The fraud of socialism is that everyone gets an equal wage! The ruling and propaganda class will pillage wealth through cronie capitilism/fueadilism/fascism while the “peasant class” is forced to live in poverty and serve the “elite.” Under Agenda 21, the middleclass will be forced into poverty and the new lower servile class will be forced into mega urban housing in the name of enviornmentalism! While this occurs, the elite rulers will take personal ownership and free-reign of the wilderness regions of N. America savoring this STOLEN land all for themselves! Fight this folks!

  • squeaky

    the obama loving fools around here just love the open air farmers markets and road side stands. the hear nothing see nothing crowd usually has to feel something up close and personal. you shouldn’t need to stick you hand in the fire to know that it hurts.

  • lizzy84

    Read what Lisa Jackson (US EPA head) said about it.

    Rio +2.0 in Palo Alto:
    EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Discusses Initiatives that Expand US Environmental Business Markets, Create Jobs and Build Healthier Cities
    http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/082D936CAD94347185257999005E8F9D

    The future we don’t want, indeed.

  • squeaky

    “…..elite rulers will take personal ownership and free-reign of the wilderness regions of N. America savoring this STOLEN..” we’ve said it before….the people warning about the evils of
    the government from the 60’s/70’s are now the evil government. and just because some hair brained scheme from some on their side never came to fruition doesn’t mean they wouldn’t go full steam ahead if they thought the rubes wouldn’t notice. in other words, if they thought they could get away with it……….

  • darcy

    This entire administration is DEMONIC.

    How they must hate us that they would seek to deprive children of probably the most wholesome growing up experiences a young person could have, working side-by-side with one’s dad, mom, brothers and sisters, taking care of livestock and growing food, learning about the cycles of life and death, about the virtues of hard work, and the satisfaction of being useful, participating in activities that promote their own and their family’s well-being.

    Despicable monsters. They think we’re a bunch of cows to be herded around. Too bad for them they have such a low opinion of us.

  • squeaky

    glenn beck used this yesterday…..Paul Harvey from 1965. a bit chilling and only to be out done by the none so blind as those that will not see.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSFaLUZ2rf4

  • darcy

    Time @#46, I agree with you that the steps taken by this administration are deliberately provocative.

  • squeaky

    [In an environment of scarcity, where the cost of living is rising, folks begin to get angry and bitter and look for scapegoats. Historically, instead of looking at the top 5% of this country that controls all the wealth,….] did we misplace 4%? now it’s the 1% vs 99%. barry must be a
    soothsayer or somethin’ predicting the direction of a presidency under his tenure. in the blame game it’s usually about those you don’t point to rather than those you do.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/21/Obama-Scapegoat-Five-Percent
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOgv-UuTgac

  • squeaky

    “There will be no more peaceful grievances, petitions , court pleadings, there will be blood..”
    and at a very dangerous time with those outside forces who wish us harm sitting around like vultures waiting to pick our bones.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2118484/We-duty-prepare-worst-Peter-King-says-Iran-hundreds-Hezbollah-agents-U-S.html

  • sickofrinos

    The republicans have only Thune to carry the water. What a disgusting party. Every republican in office should be throwing a fit, about this. Chickenpoop republicans. They suck. Vote everyone out of office.
    How come there are no farmers or carpenters in congress. Just f-ing lawyers.

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  • Militant Conservative

    Private property rights and my 2nd trump your law.

    Many are ignoring these type of laws.

    I am, do not give them any power they are

    Impotent.

  • squeaky

    just adding to the numbers of disconnected youth……idleness is the devils workshop. bad things happen when people have too much free time on their hands and no direction.

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  • HarryO

    It’s time to just start ignoring the Federal Gov’t (any many State/Local Gov’ts as well). The left does it, why not everyone else?

    Anarchy is the word of the day…

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  • donh

    This is just Bush family Republicans of the RINO wing helping farmers hire migrant illegal aliens who bring their 13 year old kids to pick strawberries….and ” do the work that americans don’t want to do”. The party of Lincoln helping a few land owners find a cheap slave labor source regardless of the broader cost to society of having an underclass of illegals. They are hiding their pro illegal alien agenda by claiming government is out to regulate farm owners from handing their own kids chores.

  • Hugh

    Defy, defy, defy.

  • lil_john_106

    I wasn’t raised on a family farm but I spent several summers getting up hay and working cattle and Im an FFA alumni. Both of these helped me to become the hard worker i am along with so many that grew up like i did. Most people I know, especially teens, that didnt work as a child have NO work ethic at all. Let’s just add somemore people to the welfare list that us hard workers pay for.

    Obama is our employee and is trying to take ALL the power from The People. We need to stand up and kick him and his people to the curb, Fire them!

  • MIfarmgirl

    My daughter spent 10 years in 4-H showing her horse. We put up 1400 bales of hay one year in one day since we had 7 horses. She worked along side of her dad, myself and some friends from about noon til 11 p.m. at night but we got the hay up before the rain came in. Did it hurt her? Hell no. I think she was 15. Her friends, mostly boys, loved to help us put up hay, they thought it was fun plus we paid them, fed them and kept them hydrated. To this day she comes over when she can to help out and her friends will recall how good it was to help out. She has 3 children (my loving grandbabies) who love the horses. We teach them to respect our horses and remind them that they are still animals no matter how loving they seem. Our granddaughter shows in 4H and from what the rules sound like, her experience will be nothing like her mother’s.

    The horse (weighing about 1100 lbs) was my daughter’s responsibility to groom, hold for the farrier, worm etc. She led them out to the field, got them from the field.

    Ours was considered a hobby farm since we grew no crops, bought the hay as a standing field, so I want to take the time to thank all the family farmers for their contribution to our great country.

    Anna S you said there was nothing we could do about this, you are wrong. VOTE these clowns out, they have no idea what it is like to work on a farm, pay employees, pay for gas. And if the next administration does not listen, vote them out as well. ALWAYS look up how your candidates voted and what they said they would do for you when they got in office. An educated Voter scares the hell out of a politican that cannot relate to his voter base.

    When I was working for a manufactuing company we looked up the Federal labor law regarding whether a student under 18 could work in a factory. We found that as long as they had graduated they could but we also found out that there were no regulation on hours for a student to be a caddy, I believe they could caddy as of age 12. Isn’t that interesting, they don’t care about the student who carries their heavy bags, (this was before golf carts were popular) but heaven forbid that a child is taught to do an honest days work. By the way, I always hired people who had a farm background, they were the best workers, on time and dedicated.

  • Jim Turner

    Were these rules written by Monsanto?

  • Redlite

    The goverment is at war with the American people. The goal is total destruction of the American way of life. It is time we fought back.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    The Obama Administration merely wants to accomplish in America what its heroes earlier accomplished against Ukrainian Kulaks under Stalin…

  • tadcf

    This is how democracy works. Often a law is made that is over-reaching, in an attempt to do good. Later, situations arise which signals the necessity of modification. I think this situation can be seen most recently in the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida and the Stand Your Ground law.

  • Mannie

    The Criminal Zerobama Regime has been waging war on the US Economy and on the US Energy Industry. Now, it’s waging war on US Farms. Is there any part of the US that Liberals are not trying to destroy?

    … all enemies foreign and domestic.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Does anyone here think that Mexicans won’t be exempt?

  • Patty

    Obama to End the Family Farm

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

    The amount of paperwork and ID’s on every animal, the average farmers spends 12 hours a day. This is no exaggeration.

  • Granny is right this is all about control…..Everything this regime does is about control of the little people…….they will decide what and who can grow food and what types of food can be grown and sell….if you choose not follow them ,you will not be allow to grow food or be able to buy food……

  • i expect willie nelson and the rest of the “save the family farm” crowd to be out in force protesting. afterall they are responsible for this, they did support the myth.

    do you ever wonder where your elected representives are at times like this. what won’t they tell the DOL and hilda solos(by the way was she ever a farmer)this is a bad policy, the majority of the american people are opposed to it and we won’t let you do it. but that might take time away from funding raising and hobnobbing with lobbyists to get bribes. the real reason they are in office.

  • Mama Grizzly

    Bales, of hay. Didn’t do it. Media. Set up, a home garden.

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    Everyone should write their reps on this farm thing.

  • aprilnovember811

    He’s trying to take over the family farm. Go to hell you Indonesian impostor.

    You know Senator, the best thing to do would be to get rid of DOL. It’s an unconstitutional agency just like all the others. There’s no need for a DOL, DOE, EPA, Dept. of Indoctrination, and we already know the ATF is a criminal gang. Just get rid of the damn agency. Perhaps enforcing the Constitution might be the way to go, instead of having to make up these stupid pieces of legislation that the Constitution is already supposed to protect.

    P.S. He’s an African usurper too. If you would just take that seriously you could eliminate the problem with his arrest, prosecution, and execution for terrorism. Barack Hussein Obama is committing terrorism with all he’s doing. He’s not using a bomb, at least not yet, he’s doing it by attacking us from within. They are just letting this impostor victimize this country. For what, his half black face?

  • Duffy

    This is entirely because of the evil empire of Monsanto who wants to destroy the family farm. Former Monsanto officials have infiltrated all levels of our federal government for one purpose of seeing Monsanto dominate the global food production market – on their terms.

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  • susanm

    this is all about UNIONS…farmers would have to hire over 28yrs old and they will be UNION WORKERS?

  • susanm

    this is all about UNIONS…farmers would have to hire over 18yrs old and they will be UNION WORKERS?

  • SUSANM

    JUST A THOUGHT?

    I BET IF YOU SIGN THE KIDS UP TO A UNION……….THEY”LL BE ABLE TO WORK ON THE FAMILY’S FARM?

  • Deborah Van Wormer

    Not only are these kids learning valuable life lessons and a career they are staying out of trouble. Without these family run farms there will be more unemployment and kids getting into trouble with the law, doing drugs joining gangs. Kids without something to do get bored and go looking for something to do and it isn’t always something that is good or legal. Leave our family run farms and ranches alone. Let the parents run their families the way they see fit. The kids are happier and so are the parents. Once the kids are adults they have a choice whether they want to be a farmer or do something else. But at least they will have a choice and be able to make a decision on what to do with their lives and they will always have something to fall back on if they decided on a different career and that career isn’t what they thought it would be or they can’t get a job in that career choice. Quit trying to end our heritage by eliminating the family run farms and by eliminating our wild horses and burros.

  • Carlos

    I’m sitting here in the middle of a major AG STATE in flyover country. If jug-eared, grey lipped, hussein, or any of his minions, push this bull$hit here, they will be in for a surprise. I know farmers who will run game wardens off of their property. In other words, LET US BE.

    My first jobs as a young man included putting up hay, vaccinating cattle, fixing fences, and driving a truck. I am still traumatized by the lessons learned (hard work = CHARACTER), sarcasm intended! Such lessons certainly do not fit in with the democrat, affirmative action, entitled view of life.

    Previously, I would have considered talk about a state seceding from the union to be radical nonsense. Perhaps this needs serious attention at this time, even though the last time “my people” seceded, we were thrashed for the next 150 years.

    I have always been a patriot; my son is deployed U.S. Mil. But I am now embarrassed to be an American. Thank you so much, negrObama.

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  • Bad Actor

    It’s the Chicago way of politics. Crush your opposition, no matter the cost. Only this time he may have gone too far……the Amish might rise up in revolt. Sorry, this really isn’t funny.

    It’s just one thing after another – they keep chipping away at America. How long do we take this?

  • pjean

    Contact your senator(s) NOW. This is huge and it has an enormous impact on the American way of life. The way I see it, this is the way this is how the administration intends to take over the business of farming as a state function.

  • gail

    Watch it all the way through!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8rT76vNmxc

  • lemrob

    I think Obama needs to be impeached and replaced with someone who loves America. Congress needs to grow a set and get this done. He took an oath to defend the Constitution of The United states and he has done everything but that. Eric holder needs to be fired and put on trial for Fast a Furious for the death of Brian Terry. All of the Czars that have been appointed need to have their jobs abolished. Put Congress in control of the EPA or abolished it. Oh the list goes on and on; but we need to start at the top and go where ever the investigation takes us. It will wipe out 2/3 of this administration. We have a Dictator; not a President in charge of this country. We need to take this country back. If you mess with the farmers; you are messing with the backbone of this country and I don’t think that is a line you want to cross Mr. Obama. You asked me what I thought and that is what you got.

  • Matt Foresta’s Girlfriend

    Of course Republicans are against this. Republicans are racist! I hope this racist bill fails, which plans on restricting farm work to young white males who are recipients of white priviledge. People who work on farms are uneducated and racist, and most of them are even Christians. We need Obama to protect our farms from racism and protect our food. I don’t want to be eating the food of racists. Also, Republicans hate children, because they oppose child labor laws, as evidenced by this law that would force children to work and would do so at the expense of African-American children, who would be put into slave-like conditions if passed.

  • “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” when did the majority of the people ask for this?

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  • The objective of the Obama administration here is to propose a HUGE change, then back off step by step until the screaming fades, but never all the way back to their starting point. Then pick another area and repeat. Beat Agriculture to death with regulations while strangling it to death by chopping any government funding for it. They know they are not getting any votes from farmers, so under the bus they go!

  • Book

    This is a good example of when ideology becomes worthless on a “real world”, mundane level.

    Yes, Democrats want to protect children from being overwork or used as slave labor. However, working on a farm is hardly abuse. And, though it may differ drastically from the average Democrat’s upbringing, it IS a valuable and good way to grow. Children learn at their parent’s side, they become experts from very young ages. Because they start to learn from their youth, doing chores that are appropriate for their abilities; they, more than any others, have an intimate knowledge of what it takes to care for a farm. To take this way of life away from farmers would absolutely crush the farms in our country. More and more family farms will close down, and more of our food and goods will have to be shipped in from other countries.

    This may sound like common sense to those who live on farms, but Democrats rarely rely on basic logic when they make their pronouncements, instead relying on their theories and ideologies to guide them.

    It is why so few Democrat ideas succeed when put in practice.

  • Book

    This is a good example of when ideology becomes worthless on a “real world”, mundane level.

    Yes, Democrats want to protect children from being overwork or used as slave labor. However, working on a farm is hardly abuse. And, though it may differ drastically from the average Democrat’s upbringing, it IS a valuable and good way to grow. Children learn at their parent’s side, they become experts from very young ages. Because they start to learn from their youth, doing chores that are appropriate for their abilities; they, more than any others, have an intimate knowledge of what it takes to care for a farm. To take this way of life away from farmers would absolutely crush the farms in our country. More and more family farms will close down, and more of our food and goods will have to be shipped in from other countries.

    This may sound like common sense to those who live on farms, but Democrats rarely rely on basic logic when they make their pronouncements, instead relying on their theories and ideologies to guide them.

    It is why so few Democrat ideas succeed when put in practice.

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  • Interested Reader

    “let them eat cake” in Washington – oh wait, no flour.

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  • bs

    My father and I aren’t farmers but we are good ol’ country boys who love to fish and have worked for everything we have (without welfare) and we make a part for a rocket that protects our boys in afganistan. Enough is ENOUGH! barry MUST be sent back to chicago!

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