- Jim2423 06/05/2023
We are falling back to the Industrial Revolution era. If kids get hurt, you just hire new ones.
- M J 07/18/2023
Teenagers need to have more jobs available to them for their own economic situation, improving job skills, learning workplace procedures, self discipline, pride in accomplishments, etc. Excessive free time leads many teens to engage in negative activities.
- TheToddfather 06/06/2023
We refuse to pay well, so we can't find workers. We refuse to let immigrants come here, so we can't find workers.
Hey! I got an idea! Let's let kids work younger! Maybe then we can find some workers! What's that you say? Less people are having kids because it sucks ass being in the U.S. of A right now? Well then we'll make them get pregnant whether they want to or not, make school less and less appealing a prospect, make college unaffordable and housing outrageously expensive...and THEN we'll let their kids work for us! (And after that we'll MAKE their kids work for us! Brilliant!
~ Capitalists probably.
Just because child labor violations had gone down (probably due to decades of existing laws), that's no reason to get rid of the laws. They were there (and should remain) for good reasons. The answer to the job crisis is not to insert younger workers into the workforce; the answer is to incentivize the young adults who aren't working to get off their lazy butts. Children should be allowed to be children (go to school, join in sports/music/clubs, have actual free time to play). Soon enough, adulthood and all its responsibilities will be forced upon them.
- Cj97603 07/18/2023
I oppose child labor laws because
Democratic donors are allowed to rape trafficked kids on pedophile Island like the ones they visit that were owned by Jeffrey Epstein, you sicko Democrat voters are just as guilty.
Democrats are allowing illegal kids across the border that are most likely being put to work illegally in farm fields or Democratic prostitution whore houses.
If legal usa kids want to drop of of Democratic indoctrination camps and work they should be allowed to at the age of 8
Let's face it, you sick pedophile Democrats want to sneak our kids gender drugs and surgery at the age of 8.
They can make the choice to work also.
Leave our kids alone budweiser, target, and DNCC
- Sandra 07/22/2023
Regulations are made to protect people. Every time you roll them back, people die. Same thing with speed limits. Every few years, they get dropped and accidents and deaths drop as well, so people yell and scream that they want to drive faster, so speed limits are raised and along with it so do the number of accidents and the body count. Now, people are screaming about "permitless carrying" of weapons. As this idiocy passes, so will the body count. "Protect and serve"? Well, WE the people are not being "protected" and it seems to be more and more that our "representatives" are "serving" themselves.
- Brian 07/21/2023
And in our greatest state, another teen dies in a dangerous job.
Again, tell us how the right supports life?
- Charles 07/19/2023
So this is how The PROLIFE supporters feel you can protect children
- Deemax 07/19/2023
these GOP hacks always talk a hood game about protecting children but somehow fail to protect them when it may effect their donors bottom line!!
- anihundt 07/19/2023
I feel there should be stricter laws.
I work with people who have developmental disabilities. They have to receive training before looking for a job. We call it employment readiness.
We are constantly asking them if they like the job, how are they being treated at work, providing job coaches, and monitoring their paycheck.
We constantly tell them about their rights. We give them a number to call if they feel they are being neglected, abused, or exploited.
The same standard should apply to children so they will not be abused, neglected, or exploited.
- Kathleen 07/18/2023
No parent should have to bury their child! If you are going to force children to work, then we need to have child labor laws to protect kids...period. Let children be children. No child should be forced to work.
It is too damn easy to abuse the younger generation so as to force them to be answerable to those in charge. "Do as you're told or get the hell out" attitude will "brain wash" them into being easy to controll. "Be fruitful and multiply" guarantees an everlasting supply of obedient workers who receive minimal pay for their labors. Strict regulations regarding anyone under the age of 16 should be a "no brainer" and safety in the work place should be a priority regardless of age.
- Bruce 07/18/2023
Republican politicians truly HATE poor people---even poor children. They don't care if these children lose a few fingers or a limb or ruin their health.
The works MUST get done...
The CEO's must get the multi-million dollar bonuses...
- Joan 07/18/2023
I cannot believe this question is coming about in 2023. It seems more like the 1890s to me!
- Tammy 07/18/2023
we need stronger child labor law not loosening them children shouldnt work in slaughter houses , industrial companines and other dangrous industries, the republicans may think that its appropriate for children to work long hours and in dangrous postitions but its not so unless they r willing to let their children to work in such places its not we need stronger child labor laws and instead of fines for companies we need to shut them down and fine them
- Lisa 07/18/2023
Let's be clear! It's REPUBLICAN lawmakers pushing for expanding child labor! But republicans are sooooo worried about the children huh?! Yea...BS!
- Teresa 07/18/2023
You guys are always pushing the science. The brain finishes developing and maturing in the mid-to-late 20s. The part of the brain behind the forehead, called the prefrontal cortex, is one of the last parts to mature. This area is responsible for skills like planning, prioritizing, and making good decisions. This is from: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/the-teen-brain-7-things-to-know#:~:text=The%20brain%20finishes%20developing%20and,prioritizing%2C%20and%20making%20good%20decisions.
- Kathy 07/18/2023
Absolutely! This is why we had them in the first place.History gives us a reference to learn from so we don't repeat what failed before! There are no words.....
- Martha 07/18/2023
YES!!!!! This turning back the hands of time on child labor laws is unacceptable, as is all the other shit the f-ing Republicans are doing to voting rights, civil rights, women's rights, etc. The f-ing Republicans are a bunch of fascist who want to turn this country into a dictatorship thus putting in on the same path as Nazi Germany took and we all know how that turned out.
- Susan 07/18/2023
Child labor laws were put in place for a purpose. Children do not have the maturity to stand up for their own protection so laws have to be in place to do that. And shame on the industries that are using children.