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Friday, March 24, 2023

Republicans have found a new hill to die on: rolling back child labor laws. It's all part of a larger plan to crush worker protections, and it's especially repugnant that children are a part of this scheme. ... Arkansas isn't the only state where Republicans want child labor laws relaxed -- it's just the first one where the bill already reached the governor. A similar bill is going through the Iowa legislature right now. Iowa currently has a lengthy list of jobs teenagers aged 14-17 aren't allowed to do because they are dangerous, but the law proposes that the state create a sort of apprenticeship program so teens could do dangerous jobs such as mining, meatpacking, or ones where they are exposed to radioactive substances.



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Nothing says Pro-Life than childhood black lung disease and teeny tiny hands lost to thresher machines.

#1 | Posted by truthhurts at 2023-03-24 03:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Republicans are so creepy.

Things Republicans think are cool for kids:
Working in factories.
Being skilled with firearms, and also being drilled on what to do when there's a shooter in their school.
Being forced to carry their uncle's baby to term while finishing the 5th grade.
Being forced to swear allegiance to the US Flag.
Praying in school.

Things Republicans think are bad for kids:
Having agency over their bodies.
Learning about the history of slavery in America.
Reading books.
Knowing that not everyone is straight.

What a freak show.

#2 | Posted by chuffy at 2023-03-24 04:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

"Minecraft proves that abolishing child labour was a mistake. The children yearn for the mines."

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-03-24 05:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If they can replace the immigrants with kids, it's a win/win for them. Just as long as they don't have to pay them any more.

#4 | Posted by morris at 2023-03-24 07:04 PM | Reply

Immigrants are taking jobs no American 10 year old wants.

#5 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-03-24 08:29 PM | Reply

Interesting that such a repulsive a bill is moving thorough Arkansas. The lying fat slob governor will no doubt sign it into law, so she can have a 10 year old paint her chubby toenails. "This little piggy went to market" comes to mind. Hopefully Dante has an exclusive circle for republicans.

#6 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2023-03-24 10:06 PM | Reply

We are at full employment; people can generally choose what they want to do as a job. With the trickle of immigrants legally and illegally entering the country, who will fill these horrendous minimum wage jobs at meat processing plants? Of course, the children of the poor and impoverished brown kids who were separated from their families during Dotard's regime or crossed the border alone.

#7 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2023-03-25 06:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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