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Galraedia Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:09 PM
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Republican Sets Out To Repeal The Ban On Child Labor
As part of the New Deal in 1933, Congress passed the National Industrial Recovery Act (NRA) that outlawed child labor in the United States. The child labor prohibition was ruled unconstitutional, but was passed again in 1938 and has protected children from forced labor and unfair working conditions in all industries since its inception. Republicans have tried to repeal every law in the New Deal since its beginning, and todays corporate-driven conservatives are making it their goal to finish off the provisions of the New Deal once and for all. There has been a call to either end or privatize Social Security, and Republicans have attempted to defund or eliminate every safety net and provision for caring for disadvantaged citizens and children; some legislators have claimed Child Labor Laws are unconstitutional. As Draconian as it seems, a Missouri State Senator has proposed legislation to eliminate child labor laws altogether in Missouri.

Continue at: http://www.politicususa.com/en/republican-child-labor

Wtf? So I guess that's why the Repugs are against abortion.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:11 PM
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1. Man George Carlin was right: "When you're pre-born you're fine when you're pre school youre fucked!"
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:12 PM
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2. It's time to go full metal Oliver Twist on these despicable creatures..
Charles Dickens would have known what to do with them.

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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:14 PM
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3. Why is that state senator still allowed to breathe? nt
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:16 PM
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4. And here she is, wearing her wig...
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:40 PM
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5. This is the Republican "job plan" apparently
Child labor. I'm sure the next plan is going to be ending minimum wage and bringing back inheritable debt and debtor's prison. Your kids, too, can inherit your debt, go to work for pennies per day, and be spared the horrors of a public school education. As a bonus, your family can bond more closely by all going to debtor's prison together.

:sarcasm:

Is there ANYTHING they won't come up with to make life absolutely miserable for as many people possible?
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WingDinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:23 PM
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8. What are you dense? Don't forget prison labor.
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:23 PM
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13. You're right!
How could I forget prison labor! That's the other part of their "jobs" plan. LOL
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arbusto_baboso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:41 PM
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6. She is complete scum.
How does such a person sleep at night?
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:41 PM
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7. So this is the Jobs is priority One, child jobs!
Show your true colors GOP. Children in coal mines again? reduce black lung regulations? Safety laws?
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:24 PM
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9. And what about babies? Why should they get a free ride?
If they want to live, they need to start walking right away, and then get right to work!

;-)
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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:26 PM
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10. I thought this was an Onion article until I clicked it.
This is disgusting even for right-wingers.
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ratsrats Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:27 PM
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11. WOW.
Just wow.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:34 PM
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12. Nothing these shitstains propose
surprises me anymore. (Privatized) Debtors' prisons are surely just around the corner. :grr:
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Galraedia Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:21 PM
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14. Slave labor anyone?
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:25 PM
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15. The story was dated February 14, 2011 - 6:37pm
It didn't get anywhere.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:39 PM
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16. This nostalgia for the Gilded Age brings a tear to my eye
thinking back to those quaint and colorful times when a gentleman of the leisure class could buy an apple or a flower from a litle girl on a street corner.
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