Sarah Palin: Child Labor Laws For Farms Will Make America Fail
Her Facebook post is “If I Wanted America to Fail, I’d Ban Kids From Farm Work.” As Stephen D. Foster, Jr. notes at Addicting Info:
Her post is in response to US Department of Labor’s plan to update the Fair Labor Standards Act to include the farming industry. For the first time, children would be protected on non-family owned farms. Working with pesticides, lumber mills, animals, manure pits, storage bins, and many other jobs that children are often employed to perform would be regulated. But Sarah Palin doesn’t think America needs to protect kids. She thinks child labor laws make America fail. The problem with Palin’s position is that it’s dangerous and threatens the lives of our kids. Industry has taken advantage of child workers before.