Obama’s Attacks on the Family Farm Come Straight From Marxist Handbook …Update: DOL Drops Parts of Regulations Banning Kids From Working On Family Farms

Barack Obama is attacking the family farm – an American tradition.
The administration’s Department of Labor implemented new regulations to restrict children from working on the family farm. This is despite the fact that farm accidents and injuries have decreased over the past several years.

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.) 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.

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

So why would Barack Obama attack farmers?
Attacking family farms is nothing new. It comes straight from the Marxist handbook.
Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh at Canada Free Press reported:

The Marxist-Leninist dogma said, “A small property generates capitalism day by day, minute by minute, spontaneous, and in mass proportions.” The small-time farmer feeding his family, with a little surplus, was seen as an individual member of the bourgeoisie, requiring squashing.

The commie’s strategy was to turn farmers against the richer farmers through class envy and class warfare and it worked quite well…

…Collectivization was completed in 1962 with medal awarding ceremonies. The chaotic and mismanaged agricultural system under communists experienced such a sustained crisis between 1948-1962, that the effects are still felt today, twenty-three years after the communists lost power.

Can this happen in America? Can we lose our land and property to someone else deemed more deserving by constant leftist propaganda? Can we lose our land to wilderness because environmentalists in control force us to move? Or is it already happening peacefully and silently while the population is being soothed with “hope and change”, lies and fabrications on a daily basis?

Americans are asleep, ignorant, mesmerized, doped up, or so corrupt that they no longer care what happens to their fellow citizens, their children’s future, the future of our country, so long as they have a cushy job, mindless television shows, sports, a pay check, perhaps bribes, comfortable homes, club memberships, vacations, and most of all, intoxicating power and control.

Redistributing wealth is the only thing communists know how to do brutally and stealthily well. Those who do not pay taxes or hold down jobs protest that it is their right to steal someone else’s money. They’ve even come up with a new euphemism, they are not stealing the wealth of producers, they are merely forcing them to “share the burden.”

But it is stealing! Every moment of time that we must work to earn money and pay taxes that are then spent by our out-of-control government on non-producers is a moment too long that we are slaves to someone else, a moment of time that is stolen from our limited time on earth.

Hat Tip Byron

UPDATE: The Department of Labor today dropped several of the new regulations banning kids from working on family farms.

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  • Economan

    Communist bastards!

    Our second Independence Day will be when this bunch of Marxists leave D.C.!

  • As a small family farm wife…we have been witnessing so many attacks on our way of life. I am no longer surprised at what is going on, only worried.

  • an’l

    Time for the masses to start ignoring the communist edicts coming from our capitol.

  • tommy mc donnell

    everything the obama administration does comes from the communist handbook. this whole administration is run by marxists and their lackeys. people, especially democrats need to made aware of the fact that their party is run by the SDS. check out the background of the people that are influencial in this administration, all college radicals, some going all the way back to the sixties.

  • Larkin

    Once again, thank you America. (Speaking to the 53%)

    Through your ignorance and laziness, you’ve allowed a home-wrecking maniac into our home.

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  • coolidgerules

    Redistributing wealth is the only thing communists know how to do brutally and stealthily well. Those who do not pay taxes or hold down jobs protest that it is their right to steal someone else’s money. They’ve even come up with a new euphemism, they are not stealing the wealth of producers, they are merely forcing them to “share the burden.”

    Well said by the good doctor. And nothing like a corrupt media to just not say anything to the people about what is going on. It’s a half hour of manufactured “war on women”, “war on religion”, “social justice” for select minority groups, or propaganda BS about man-made global warming. Nothing is real in the national news, and it is getting worse by the day.

  • Taqiyyotoimist



  • Taqiyyotoimist

    Does anyone really think this new law will EVER be used against the Mexican illegals whose entire families, down to the littlest kids, are worked on the farms?

    No — this will only be used against non-Mexican farmers. Just watch and see.

  • Thank god. The last thing we would is for those children to develop a strong work ethic (that or food).

  • valerie

    This is all about running families out of business so that bigger businesses can take their place. Somebody who is already rich wants to buy some land in foreclosure.


    Claire McCaskill endorsed this POS in the White House and I am looking forward to the day I can vote her out. RINO Blunt is awfully quiet about this as well.

  • cal rifkin

    Looking at the red/blue America electoral map, one can see where the commies in the White House will focus – rural America, and weakening the hardworking, family values flyover segment is a no brainer!

  • valerie

    Also out of the Marxist handbook: abuse of process by government agencies.

    We crucify them! Oil and gas companies


    also homeowners, and mining companies, preemptively, and without process, unless we are stopped by an expensive lawsuit.


  • obfuscatenot

    Killing “feral” pigs in Michigan, “mad cow” disease in an old Dairy Cow-not in the food system,but publicized world-wide/wonder why? Now this? Too independent of a population, the small family farm-too capable to feed themselves when the Commies shut down the country. They must be stopped, so they need big-brother too.

  • randyinrocklin

    John Thune is another RINO that needs to be primaried, yes he beat Tom Daschle, but he voted to bail out the USPS yesterday. He’s still a big government RINO like Mitch McConnell.

  • Taqiyyotoimist

    Guaranteed there is a loophole in this law that says “Mexicans” or people from “underserved” nations or illegals are EXEMPT.


  • Taqiyyotoimist

    Zombie Walter Duranty is smiling.

  • RWGinger

    If I read the actual Dept of labor release it says these new regs do NOT apply to children on family farms.

  • stonedome

    our government is not our friend! remember, they can only do this to us if we let them. “…if a man would go into captivity, into captivity he will go”…starts to make more sense when things like this happen

  • valerie

    More Marxist tactics:

    Rent-a-mobs to attack the people you forced to create an economic crisis:


    Subprime Scandal: The radicals who caused the mortgage crisis by shaking down banks for risky loans now demand they forgive those loans.


    Background: the Subprime mortgage scandal grew out of requirements imposed by Congress on our largest banks to lend to people who couldn’t repay their mortgages. This caused what became known as a housing bubble, and George H.W. Bush gave his first of many speeches warning about the problem in January, the year he took office. The bubble burst near the end of his second term.

    Barack Obama supposedly gave legal advice during a lawsuit by ACORN to force banks to lend to people who could not show the ability to repay their loans. All during the Bush two terms, the Democrats at the national level claimed that everything was fine.

    More recently, ACORN has been involved in astroturfing OWS, which protests against the eeeevil banks, and Barack Obama has been blaming George Bush for the economic consequences of the ACORN lawsuit.

    Just connecting a few dots, here.

  • bigkahuna

    War on Farms !
    War on Oil
    War on Drilling
    War on women
    War on religion
    War on mining
    war on energy
    war on middle class
    war on the rich
    war on success
    war on big business
    War on military
    War oin common sense

    No war on illegals
    no war on terrorists
    no war on laziness
    no war on sending guns to druglords
    No war on spending
    No war on regulations / red tape
    No war on cronism

    Its time we stopped this clusterf*ck from declaring war on America.

    Send the b*stard packing and let him take n his pack mule Mocchelle with him.

  • Patty

    Americans are asleep, ignorant, mesmerized, doped up, or so corrupt that they no longer care what happens to their fellow citizens, their children’s future, the future of our country, so long as they have a cushy job, mindless television shows, sports, a pay check, perhaps bribes, comfortable homes, club memberships, vacations, and most of all, intoxicating power and control.

    Yes, no truer words have been spoken, you could say this about everything Obama has done. I realize people are busy, but do they realize that EVERYDAY Obama is in Power he is destroying a Nation. A nation where they still are free but their freedoms are slipping away and this Nation that is a shining City on the Hill is becoming a sad and dangerous place, dull and lifeless of work, energy, security, freedoms thanks to the Marxist in Chief.

  • Patty


    Unbelievable – Michelle Obama says “Stay Away From The Haters”….

    First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday urged a group of young girls to “stay away from the haters.”

    “There’s always going to be haters out there. Don’t focus on that,” she said. “Put the negative things aside, because that’s always going to be there.”

    – First Lady Michelle Obama, 2012

    For some reason I have a difficult time reconciling this advice about “staying away from haters” when the very person who says it sits in the church pew of this “hater” for twenty, yes twenty, years.

    The only way it is possible to reconcile the statement from Michelle Obama is to accept the fact she is, in actuality, saying it’s perfectly acceptable for black haters to spew vitriolic hate speech, and simultaneously unacceptable for White Haters to do the same. Not exactly exemplifying post-racial, or inclusive ideology.

    Wright on do they conveniently forget!


  • Jim

    You people are nuts. You can claim it has nothing about race but it clearly is. You claim he is after your guns even though he has said nothing of the sort. Your paranoid and pretend to know what Obama is thinking even though there is no proof of it. Build your bunkers store your food and collect your guns and hide out and when nothing happens I will be sitting back laughing. Your beloved George Bush took our rights away after 9/11 but blame Obama for that. What short memories you people have. Get a life and try enjoying it a little instead of ruuning around like the sky is falling.

  • This is another attempt to destroy small farmers in order to control food supply in this country…..The regime will decide who gets to eat and who will starve….Its coming if marxist gets another 4 years.

  • neverends

    #25 Go back to your radical extreme left-wing fans and kiss their arse. You’ll need them come Nov 6th when we get rid of this commie!

  • Taqiyyotomist


    You might remember that statement of angst when you see what millions of Polish, Russians, Cambodians, and Chinese saw.

    And you’ll say — wow — was I stupid and blind and naive or WHAT!?

  • Taqiyyotomist

    It only took FOUR YEARS for China under Mao (1958-1961) to murder 40,000,000 people.

    Sky isn’t merely “falling” — it’s being pulled down by statists (*including GWB).

    What China did to its “nonconforming” forty million human citizens — these people would like to EMULATE — and beat.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    They’re thinking (research John P. Holdren, Obama’s “science czar”):

    “We can do EIGHTY MILLION, in TWO YEARS.”

    Communist methodology, like any other field of human study, be it oncology, horticulture, architecture, or materials science — HAS ADVANCED A BIT SINCE 1959.

    And it is being taught and studied and refined in every single American University, and HAS BEEN SINCE 1959.

    Saw the Great Leap Forward?

    You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet™!

  • xkaydet65

    Obama’s got no plans for communes. This is about moving this last small piece of agriculture into the hands of coporate agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland will reap the benefits and that’s the way Obama wants it. He’s not a marxist in the sense he seeks govt ownership. he’s smart enough to realize that will NEVER fly in America. But corporate growth is as American as apple pie and big govt linked to big business and finance with an assist from big labor and media and a helping hand from big education will allow America to move to a fascist state almost unnoticed by the people. That’s what Obama and Pelosi are, Fascists. And corporate Amreica is moving in lockstep with them.

  • Multitude

    I disagree as to the actual motivations. Obama is not an ideological Marxist in that he loathes Capital and its affects. Just take a look at his extravagant lifestyle, his McMansion in Chicago, his wife’s $5000 painting and gardening shirts, etc.

    For progressives, it’s entirely about Control. Imprisoning farmers who are producing whole milk isn’t about safety (who cares if someone decides to eat whole milk? Hell, are you going to stop them from eating dirt or weeds? A cop in every back yard? Oh wait, so that’s what the domestic Predator drones are all about… ). All the new FDA regulations on small farms are not about safety. Did you know if you have a kitchen on a farm to work with your products (e.g. you’re an organic grower and you periodically work with your crop, like grapes or apples), you now have to pay for FDA inspections of your kitchen? And they’re dumping all sorts of requirements that are suitable for a kitchen at a Green Giant production facility. No small farmer’s going to have those resources.

    Progressives are so terrified of uncertainty that they require totalizing control over all aspects of society. It’s the origin of their movement, functioning as an extreme reaction by the white elites who feared Marxism would enrage the dark skinned masses and lead to overthrow as Europe had witnessed numerous times. It’s a trickery to fool those same masses, the young, and the naive faux intellectuals into believing the movement is about progress, compelling them to support that which actually constrains and restricts progress.

  • Rick Rork

    Just keep buying ammunition we’re gonna need it.

  • valerie

    The Jawa Report has an update and more background on that “crucify” comment.


    Personally, I really find it hard to believe that #25 can think that our objections these real, genuine, bad public polices are all about skin color. Perhaps it also imagines none of us are black, female, educated, liberal, non-gun-owners, too.

  • valerie

    #32 April 26, 2012 at 11:05 am
    Multitude commented:

    I was hearing from one of my son’s friends that the entire idea behind Obamacare is that the government really is in a better position to make some decisions for families than the families themselves.

    Swear to God. And, his daddy was involved in writing that piece of … legislation.

    The people that gave us the Housing Bubble, a wrecked banking industry, the Stimulus that Couldn’t, and who have prolonged the economic woes of the last three years, now want to control our insurance industry. With that record of performance, what could possibly go wrong?

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #34 valerie


    Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Star Parker, Alfonzo Rachel, Kevin Jackson, and A MILLION MORE black Americans would agree.

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  • Chippy

    We need to resurrect the Committee on Un-American Activities.

    Where is Whittaker Chambers when you need him?

  • Milt

    1 – Fast and Furious – Operation Gun Runner
    2 – G.E sending 36000 Jobs Overseas,(Obama handpicked G.E. CEO to head his Jobs Committee)
    3 – Solyndra
    4 – Lightsquared
    5 – Increased our deficit over 40% in 2/12 years
    6 – The harassment of Gibson Guitars
    7 – The Drilling Moratoriums
    8 – Soaring FOOD and Gas Prices
    9 – NO Shovel Ready Jobs
    10 – The Downgrade of America’s credit rating ( First time in American history)
    11 – First time in American history over 42 MILLION Americans are living in poverty
    12 – Never passed a BUDGET ( First time in 34 YEARS)
    13 – America drops to 5th place in GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS
    14 – Over 400,000 small businesses closing every year under Obama
    15 – Our Debt has increased $4,247,000,000,000 in just 945 days! . (That’s the fastest increase under any president ever!)
    16 – No Summer Recovery
    17 – Fed Suing States and States suing Feds
    18 – Pressured Retired General Shelton to ALTER his testimony
    19 – Enable the LARGEST number of HOME FORECLOSURES
    20 – Turn America into the LARGEST FOOD STAMP NATION
    22 – Force a Trillion dollar disaster down our throats called Obamacare WITHOUT EVEN READING THE BILL
    23 – Create OVER 25 million UNEMPLOYED
    24 – Appoint a TAX CHEAT for Sec. of the TREASURY!
    25 – Appoint over 34 UN-ELECTED CZARS
    26 – Eric Holder turns a blind eye to voter intimidation by the Black Panthers then justifies with racial comments
    27 Eric Holder pardons Mark Rich! (Indicted on charges of tax evasion and illegal trading with Iran.)
    28 – First President to File Lawsuits Against the States He Swore an Oath to Protect
    29 – First President to Terminate America’s Ability to Put a Man into Space
    30 – First President to Tell a Major Manufacturing Company In Which State They Are Allowed to Locate a Factory
    31 – First President to Propose an Executive Order Demanding Companies Disclose Their Political Contributions to Bid on Government Contracts
    32 – First President to Withdraw an Existing Coal Permit That Had Been Properly Issued Years Ago
    33 – First time in American history a President with a Socialist radical anti American past gets elected, with the help of ACORN and the Black Panthers and gets away with it!

    Back up your rhetoric with a determination to vote the Obama Regime and his minions out of office on November 6th 2012. Tell your friends and family we need their vote to save America!

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  • greenfairie

    Collectivization in two easy steps:

    1. Force smaller, mostly family-run agriculture to sell to corporate (or if you will “factory”) farms through taxes, burdensome regulation, and harassment.

    2. Nationalize the corporate farms.


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  • gary walden

    Paranoid and delusional. Articles like this are written without much homework or sources to back them up; they are created to distract people from the truth and make them fear something that doesn’t even exist. What’s even more ridiculous is the fact that so many of you believe it.

  • valerie

    #43 April 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    gary walden commented:

    Oh, goody, it’s Jim # 25, again, to tell us that our concerns about this administration’s ruinous economic policies is really based on skin color!

    Poor baby doesn’t understand that there are people here who can do both research and math.

  • burt

    Stalin didn’t like family farms. Communist MUST control food production.

  • JoyO

    I heard about this 3-4 weeks ago and I’ve been wondering when Gateway Pundit and some of the other blogs would cover this monstrosity. Being raised on a small farm in hilly SE Kentucky, being able to help with the work gave me a great sense of pride and at the same time taught me the value of hard work. As my Grandmother used to say, “If we want to eat in the winter, we must work in the summer.” This regulation will destroy our farm kids’ values. Sadly, I think that is the goal.

    OT — We should be worried about the Executive Order (EO 13547?) Obama signed recently that gives the Government POWER OVER ALL SOURCES OF WATER for Americans — i.e., ponds on farms, rain water, etc. If this EO is not repealed, the environmentalists have won.

  • They have lived like wealthy ner-do-wells for three years all the while telling us to tighten our belts, now they want to ensure a food shortage in the name of labor laws…bs, let them eat cake.

  • Marty

    Rick Rork. Ditto

  • RWGinger


    However it would apply to kids under 16 who are employed by an agribusinesses.
    How many agribusinesses actually employ kids under 16??

  • Strohmoose

    #49 , Most family farms are an “agribusiness”! They are not hobbies. And, in most family farms (agribusinesses) all of the family works including children under 16…way under 16!

  • fadera

    “The proposed regulations would not apply to children working on farms owned by their parents”, says the Labor Department press release from last August announcing publication of the proposed law revisions in the Federal Register. 

Kids CAN work on their own family’s farm and subject themselves to the risk of working around dangerous machinery.  They are exempt from this rule. The law is designed to prevent them from hiring outside employees under the age of 16 and to protect them from possible harm on the job.

    Apparently Sarah Palin doesn’t see huge Confined Animal Feedlot Operations, she doesn’t see the sludge ponds of waste from the CAFO’s, she doesn’t see the huge equipment that is used such as harvesters and thresher machines. She can’t understand how many chemicals such as anti-biotics, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, machine lubricants, fuels, etc. etc. etc. All these things that make modern industrial farming a very hazardous occupation for grownups much less children.

  • Joanne

    Obama has about eight months left to totally turn America into a communist country. I know Americans like the fact that they get to vote out people they do not want, but guess what, you don’t get to vote out communists who take over. Wake up. You all are waiting to place your vote, but then again so are many illegals and Americans who are going to vote and stuff the ballot boxes. Your vote isn’t going to be worth the machine or paper it is put on. I sure hope Americans do not roll over and take it.

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  • RWGinger


    What part of DOES NOT APPLY TO CHILDREN ON FAMILY FARMS. do you not get?

    This does NOT affect children on a family farm
    do i need to repeat it?


    got it?

  • ChillytheAlaskan

    Thank you for informing us about this. We have seen the constant erosion of our rights, and property rights. This isn’t an isolated incident, just out of recent memory was the attack on small produce growers and in fact the government is regulating the small business right out of existence. This statement say’s it all: The Marxist-Leninist dogma said, “A small property generates capitalism day by day, minute by minute, spontaneous, and in mass proportions.” The small-time farmer feeding his family, with a little surplus, was seen as an individual member of the bourgeoisie, requiring squashing.

    My family has a construction trucking business. I don’t know if you have been watching what has happened to the trucking business, but many independent operators have been run out of business to end up working for the big companies, working as a driver, but not paid by the hour as most labor is, PAID BY THE MILE! And at a rate they got 25 years ago. They don’t get paid for their time loading or unloading or waiting to pick up the load. Where is the dept of labor there “protecting” the worker? Now they have to compete with Mexican trucks! There will be NO small independent businesses under the progressives plan..

    Obama must be defeated and his policies rejected if our constitution and country are to remain.

    #25–Jim, you are a democrat troll, how do those n*ts taste you commie n*tlicker? Grow up, George Bush hasn’t been president the last 3.5 years, and if he had done 10% of what Obama has done your pants would have been permanently stained brown, from you constant crapping. The MSM would have written a hundred articles a day criticizing his actions, instead of ignoring and covering up as they do for Obama. Get a job and pay your own way and stop accommodating theft by the government. It isn’t “redistribution”, it’s theft. I’m far from rich, and also a retired union worker, so don’t get the idea I’m some fat cat. You want “fair”? How about a flat rate income tax, ALL pay on gross income, NO deductions, NO tax credits, No breaks of any kind, NO subsidies, NO bribes by politicians with taxpayer money to purchase votes. I think that would be FAIR and let’s keep the rate low, NINE percent or less sounds good to me, so the citizens remain prosperous.

  • greg

    That’s why it’s so important that we vote the communist, leftist, marxist and all his liberal democraps out of office in 2012. He wasn’t even born in this country and takes more vacations than all other presidents combined, not to mention Moochele Obama who loves to spend our taxpayer dollars flying her obese self and friends all over the place…

  • ChillytheAlaskan

    #19 RWGinger

    the dept of labor already has regulations on child LABOR.

    Also in my lifetime, every time the government “regulates”, it starts out with regulations on big business and in the next breath says, this isn’t going to apply to small business, then guess what? After a short period they apply all the regulations to small business… A small family business doesn’t have the ability to have to fill out endless paperwork, permits, and useless government paperwork no one reads or uses, they are working dawn to dark making a living. There are NO 8 hour workdays in small business, after you drive an 8 hour day, the trucks need to be maintained, tires need to be changed, there is ALWAYS something. Big corporations love these regulations being pushed down on their small competitors, who are usually much cheaper than their big counterparts, and a lot more affordable to the consumer. Big corporations have staffs of lawyers, accountants and secretaries to handle all this and love the government running these small independent family businesses out of business.

  • This is tyranny! It’s how the Russian’s used to do things. They would pass a law send a Communist agent around to tell you what you can do and what you can’t, of course in this case we’re modern and have TV and cell phones and the internet, and then once you know what the new law is then you had not better have your kids out in the fields and have a Communist agent of the Dept. of Labor drive by your field and see your kid on a tractor or you will loose your farm, or be fined heavily or something. Rush was telling a story about how the Roman’s used to keep people under control without having to send a bunch of troops. They would go to some village and grab the first five (5) people they would find and crucify them, then the Roman’s wouldn’t have any trouble out of that village for a few years.

    See, that’s what this is. The Roman’s have spoken, you are not to employ your children unless they are 1) old enough to work, 2) have received all the proper training, and 3) you are not exposing them to any dangerous chemicals or working conditions unless you have given them enough protection according to the government regulations, 4) your children are your employees and should be treated as such.

    Yeah, what I would like to know is, is the government going to compensate every farmer in the country all the money they are going to have to spend to go out and hire all the help they need? I doubt that will happen.

    What the liberals don’t want is for young people to learn good work habits, dissipline, what you do pays off if you do things right, and that there is a good profit from farming the land you own. Oh, excuse me that’s two things, the good things kids learn from farming, and the benefits of private property ownership. That’s what liberals really want to stop.

  • Kity America

    Rural people are the last hold outs against the statists; the statists abhor self-reliance and want to eliminate self reliance. They want to everyone into cesspool cities, force us to use public transportation, and rely on government services.

  • RWGinger


    There is simply way too many other areas that BO has attempted to destroy us .
    This particular stupid policy is not worth much time

    and when people miscontrue what the regs are about it hurts our efforts to get rid of the POS Obama

    Saying this new policy prevents children from working on their family’s farm when it does not doesn’t help

  • Now, which would you rather be a liberal living in your nicely furnished apartment down town, and have society collapse, or a God fearing conservative living on a farm where you would be able to take care of yourself no matter what, and have society collapse? Do any of your liberals think you could take care of yourselves if things got real bad, I mean like really bad where your soft life came to an end, and there wasn’t any government telling you what to do at every step, or someone like us who understand that things are not as good as the government is telling people? Where you liberals think that your easy soft life will continue on like it is now forever, or to be prepared for the worse and hope for the best like many of us conservatives are doing? We know that things can’t go on like it is forever, and are preparing ourselves for any unforeseen situation. You don’t believe anything bad is going to happen to you, just us who don’t follow Obama and his Communist agenda for the country. We believe that this Labor Dept. ruling is wrong, you don’t have kids and don’t believe you need any children to carry on your name, and if you did then you would pay someone else to have the kid for you so you wouldn’t mess your sleek body up. Is that the way it’s going to be, those of you who don’t even have kids are trying to tell us who do, how we should raise our kids?

  • tommy mc donnell

    has anybody heard from willie nelson and john mellencamp on this? wrong party i guess.

  • Obamas regulation destroy jobs

    He is a racist, she is a racist! read their college papers..his book..he hates whites..they voted a atheist muslim liar! He has done everything to kill any HOPE of enthusiasm…he opens his mouth and they lie!!!!!

    Now they want the oceans, the farms?????????????????his last grab????? mother suckers

    And the war of terror is over???? he has attacked our military threatened to raise their health insurance and laughed..he makes me sick and Holder??? get rid of all of them!!!

    every democrat state is shutting down..

  • DeeDee

    #51 – Where in this article is Sarah Palin mentioned? She certainly lives rent free in your head. Unfortunately, I am sure that is a place where she would not want to be. All that empty space. Regardless, whether or not family members are excluded at the present time is irrelevant. Marxists have a way that as soon as they get a toe in the whole body will soon follow. It’s OK, just you wait when it is mandatory for college students to have to work in the fields or else they will not be able to finish their education. We will see if you are so complacent when it is you or one of your children.

    After all didn’t Obama’s mother go to Cuba to help the revolution by cutting cane? Absolutely not necessary until someone in the government had the brilliant idea to take over the sugar industry.

  • owl

    They might as well take over the kids because they already have control of the water.

    What #46 said. It’s been true before that EO. They have so many government agents and agencies that they can afford to send out these ignorant goons to decide if you get the permits and if anything on your farm is polluting. Always they fall back on the water issue.

    Remember the AR people that were so proud of their rabbit cages? The ones that sold something like 7 or 14 and then they owed thousands? Amazed it was not the poop going into the water. Chicken manure from chicken houses that is fertilize and used for years is a no no. Ranchers have to contend with so much and then it is all about the abused animals.

    This is so damn scary. They have already driven many small farmers out. They want control and almost have all of it. Control the fuel, food and water.

    If our ELECTED voices do not get off their no good for nothing azzes and start standing up and screaming this stuff on every tv, radio and paper they can find, I can’t be held responsible for my …………

  • aprilnovember811

    He’s going to take the family farms, just like Stalin did. Why is this bastard being allowed to be where he is? Why are they letting him do this. Senator Thune, with all do respect, I’m sick of your stupid legislation that isn’t necessary. The African Muslim bastard needs to be arrested. Maybe if you’d had just respected the Constitution, and not permitted a foreigner from usurping the White House, the farmers wouldn’t be the newest victims of this impostor. This is their property! They don’t have the right to interfere in the family farms! DO YOUR JOB! GET HIS PAPERS!

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  • barry

    to the moron who thinks obama is great…he HAS ADOPTED AND EXPANDED ALL THAT W PUT INTO ACTION…F.I.S.A, PATRIOT ACT, DRONES……..GET A CLUE, and then talk

  • Boomer

    According to Fox Business-Varney & Co. The United Nations is involved in this through the animal activist group Humane Society.

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  • SturJen

    “#54 April 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm -RWGinger commented:

    #50 – What part of DOES NOT APPLY TO CHILDREN ON FAMILY FARMS. do you not get?”

    Oh dude, we get it. Here’s the deal though: Those same kids cannot work on their Grandparent’s farms, their Uncle’s farms, nor any other farm around. Have you ever had a kid showing livestock at the 4-H fair? Well, some of them agisted their livestock somewhere else. This law would prevent them from feeding, cleaning up after, mixing grains, or even transporting their livestock to another farm. Yep, there goes 4-H.

    Oh, and while we’re at it: Those same kids cannot help on a neighbor’s farm. A lot of farmers in this area trade work: If someone has a bale-wrapper, they’ll wrap the bales for a farmer who in turn will allow that farmer to use his 8-row planter to plant corn when needed. In any of those cases, no child under the age of 18 can move, set-up, tear-down, repair or use the equipment.

    If that same next-door neighbor goes on vacation or needs to go away from the farm for a day or so, the neighbor kid can’t work on his farm for those days when it is needed. I know of a lot of times when neighbors pitch in to help a farmer who’s had a medical emergency. There was one guy who died suddenly, the neighbors pitched in and brought in the harvest for the widow. It helped immensely. But now, those kids who want to help out their friends will be forced to sit inside and do nothing.

    Here in the real world, we help each other out. We do the work ourselves. I remember years of picking beans, feeding chickens, helping with the milking and gathering eggs on my Grandparents’ farms. Now, the next generation cannot do that. They are forced to sit inside for what? Some fear they might get hurt? A kid delivering pizza in the big city has more of a danger of getting hurt.

    And what about this idea that kids need more exercise? Well now they can’t do that! I spent summers at my Grandparents working my butt off in the garden and in the barn. Can’t do that anymore! That will lead to fatter kids who have no idea how to grow anything.

    Yeah, we get the whole “Family Farms are OK’ thing. It’s still stupid, communistic and unwarranted. But get out your lil’ leash so that those kiddies don’t get hurt!

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  • When this mess we are in comes crashing down where would you rather be, on your small farm or the the big city killing each other for scraps out of a garbage can?

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  • valerie

    #60 April 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    RWGinger commented:

    A cite to the actual reg would be helpful to support your point.

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  • FurryGuy

    Not all of the new, onerous regulations have been withdrawn, just the most egregious ones. Family farms still are getting a butt-load of new regulations they will have to comply with.

    This is a Pyrrhic victory at best.

  • currently

    Sad, depressing, irritating and mind boggling.

    Nevermind that accidents have increased or decreased. Who keeps these government statistics? It’s beside the point. Don’t you think families want to protect their kids or anyone else working on the farm?

    I’d trust them over the Government any day.

  • obfuscatenot

    Anybody consider the jihad against the infidel farmer? Michigan “feral” pig situation….WHO came up with this plan? Islam is HUGE in Michigan and pork is unclean. hmm?

  • ChillytheAlaskan

    Well, looks like they pay close attention to the conservative online sites. It pays off to confront and expose their commie plans and crackpot ideas. By the way, it was about family farms….


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