You have probably seen the news that the Obama Administration is planning to pass new rules that will effectively ban children from working on farms, even if they waork on their own family farm:
A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves. The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land. - Daily Caller
There seems to be no legitimate explanation for this change in the rules, especially given that this same proposed rule will stop the 4-H and FFA from conducting farm training, to be replaced with Government training.
Lets face it, the family farmers are not the biggest Obama voting block, so perhaps this is a little payback from what is a very vindictive Administration. But that does not help them win reelection for their boss in November. However, if the children cannot do as much on the farm, perhaps they think the farmers will have to hire outside workers and perhaps even illegal aliens farm hands.
I would not be surprised at all if this rule is some half-assed Government plan to increase farm-based employment. No matter the reason, this is just one more reason to vote against Obama on Election day.