Labor Department Now Regulating Children’s Chores, Allowances, and Jobs Within your home. Not Just Farms.

Some traction has recently been noticed in pushing back against the vast overreach of the Dept of Labor and regulatory agencies.    However, the issue is much bigger than just farming;  Indeed these same rules and regulations pertain to just about every household chore that a child could be given.   Including, but not limited to, running the dishwasher, garbage disposal, laundry machines, shop-vac or vacuum, or even standing on a 6′ ladder to change a lightbulb. 

Given the fact that many of us parents provide common household chores as a method to teach responsibility, and earn an allowance, it would appear that now our children will have to claim ‘unemployment compensation’.   They are being regulated out of their allowance.  Sounds funny, but really it’s not.  

Last year, Dept. Of Labor  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.  

In addition anyone under the age of 18 would be prohibited from 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.

Consider the equipment on a small family farm they would no longer be allowed to use:  A ladder, Power washer, Mechanical screwdriver, Log splitter, Mechanical Chipper, Mechanical Spreader,  motorized Tiller, Chainsaw, Tree Trimmer,  pneumatic Stapler, nail gun, Shop-Vac Vacuum, Hay Baler, Bale Stacker, Rope Ladder, fence puller, post digger, baling wire and barbed wire.  

All of this is in addition to a minor not being allowed within 30 yards of any farm animal over 6 months old, (so much for my little pony) and many more…

“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. 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.”


Do you think this is mere incompetence by Team Obama?  Think again.

Who benefits?

Corporate agribusiness tied in with the Dept of Agriculture (for more understanding the politicization of Dept. of Agriculture see “Pigford”).  Forced hiring lots of migrant labor. Tied in with the Democratic Party; And it simultaneously undercuts rural Americans who are hostile to the Democratic Party agenda.  And it hurts the GOP.  This is absolutely intentional.

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6 Responses to Labor Department Now Regulating Children’s Chores, Allowances, and Jobs Within your home. Not Just Farms.

  1. Menagerie says:

    Teaching children a work ethic is a core part of being a good parent. Teaching them valuable skills is a by-product of teaching them to work. If you do not foster a strong work ethic and an appreciation for independence and self determination, a respect for the working man, and a drive to succeed, to excel, well then, your kids will march off to the nearest Occupooper camp, or you will encounter them on the evening news as they testify at a senate hearing that you must provide their birth control. In other words, yes, this IS their agenda.


  2. “Your child belongs to us already.” -Adolf Hitler


    • cjmartel says:

      Isn’t it amazing how the more things change, the more they stay the same. I was taught, long ago in school when they still taught, that those that forget history are doomed to repeat it. This is a case where the government is intentionally NOT teaching our children history in order to drive their true agenda, enslavement of all Americans.


      • texan59 says:

        About five years ago, I worked with a nice young man who just “graduated” from our local high school. On July 5, he was asked what we were celebrating on July 4. With a straight face and in all earnestness, he said, “to celebrate our veterans or something like that”. He left high school with something near a B average and had been accepted to one of the smaller state univesity’s here in TX. I don’t blame him as I should, but it is certainly an indictment of our “esteemed” educational system. FWIW, this is a relatively rural area about an hour from San Antonio where every elected official in our county is an R. Not exactly a den of liberal slime.


  3. texan59 says:

    Have no doubt. This will go through. We can send 50M comments and not a damn thing will be changed. As one version stated, this is all payback for the multi-national agri-businesses, the unions and more work for our law-breaking border crossers. Scru you and your hillbilly farming family. I can’t stand these fricking people.


  4. Neal Spears says:

    I want to say that we are being led by idiots, but we are not. The F****RS know exactly what they are doing. I don’t think they care that all that can come of it, is the entire country being weaker, by this. They just see $$$ and control. F**k every one of them. I didn’t vote for Obama. I was NOT one of the idiots. I can solace in that, at least…


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