Farm Chores Debate - Little Falls, NY

Discuss the national Farm Chores debate in Little Falls, NY.

Should we regulate farm chores as child labor, or should it be up to the parents?

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ronPaul

Syracuse, NY

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#1
Apr 27, 2012
 
It should be left up to the parents. Goverment needs to stay out of family life. Growing up on a farm and doing chores is no different than a kid in the suburbs having to take out the trash or rake the lawn. It builds a kid and teaches work ethic. If you regulate that, then what, they say a kid cant take trash to the curb, kids cant load the dishwasher, where does it stop?
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Atkinson, NH

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#2
Apr 27, 2012
 
ya, all we need is another law that makes kids unprepared to work.

“Care Enough To Take Action”

Since: Jan 08

Indian Trail, NC

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#3
Apr 27, 2012
 
How many hours of farm chores IS excessive for an elementary school student?
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Rome, NY

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#4
Apr 27, 2012
 
UTLT wrote:
How many hours of farm chores IS excessive for an elementary school student?
How many hours of sitting in front of the TV is excessive for a elementary school student?

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Indian Trail, NC

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#5
Apr 27, 2012
 
TWO.
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Atkinson, NH

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#6
Apr 27, 2012
 
How many hours of Topix IS excessive for a yokel?
snider remark

United States

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#7
Apr 27, 2012
 
what will farmers do if their children cannot help on the farm? They will have to hire more illegal immigrants.What will the children do?
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#8
Apr 27, 2012
 
i noticed a photo of deportees headed home to Guatemala.They all seemed to be Indios rather than mestizos. This is because they cannot easily be sneaked into the voting booths.These are the guys that pick our vegetables.
Weedies

Utica, NY

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#9
Apr 27, 2012
 
Depends what they're farming.
Indy

Denver, CO

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#10
Apr 27, 2012
 
http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/26/amid-nation...
Labor Dept. withdraws farm child labor rule after Daily Caller report goes viral

Ron, I just mentioned this very thing on the 'If I wanted America to fail' topic yesterday. I compiled information on it for a friend back there whom is a big Obama fan and a dairy farmer....

http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/25/rural-kids-...
Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning farm chores

http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/25/thedc-morni...
TheDC Morning: Old MacDonald had a farm Ö and child labor regulations

http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/26/whats-behin...
Whatís behind the Obama administrationís war on family farms?
Indy

Denver, CO

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Apr 27, 2012
 
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/26/taking-l...
Taking Liberties: Local farms in fight to stop growing regulation
ronPaul

Syracuse, NY

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#12
Apr 27, 2012
 
Bottom line is kids today are lazy and uninspired. i grew up on a farm, it didnt kill, and it made me a better person. I actually learned responsibility, took out a 2000 dollar loan from FHA when i was 14 to buy a cow ( my dad co-signed)I got paid for the milk and bought a 4 wheeler. Most farm kids love the life, and never look at it as a job.
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#13
Apr 28, 2012
 
growing up on a farm; wow. Just think, you could be sitting around watching video games instead

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Indian Trail, NC

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#14
Apr 28, 2012
 
I looked a little closer at this issue...
Children that work on their parents' farm were not to be affected.
They were specifically exempted.

However the legislation has already been dropped.

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Indian Trail, NC

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#15
Apr 28, 2012
 
As originally conceived...
The rules didn't limit hours of work.
RATHER banned kids from working on 'dangerous' equipment.
Turnip Trucker

Utica, NY

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#16
Apr 28, 2012
 
If the parents are mexican I think it's ok.

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#17
May 1, 2012
 
This thread has caused me to search about 'ABUSE'.
Not in reference to the subject of this thread...
But in more general terms.

Here is an extremely distressing page.

FIVE children die EACH DAY... from abuse!

http://www.childhelp.org/pages/statistics

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