Would someone please try to explain to The Pink Flamingo just what the thought process is, inside a libertarian’s head? Do they even think? Do they possess the ability to reason? Can they possibly even be acquainted with logic?
The Pink Flamingo has been telling you that the libertarian leading “Republicans” are itching to get rid of child labor laws. Well, in Missouri, Jane Cunningham has made such a proposal.
She thinks it will be just peachy keen for little girls under the age of 14 to be employed by hotels to work, up to all hours of the night, with little respect for schooling, in locations where they could be prime targets for child molesters.
Does this woman have a brain in her head? Read her entire bill, then ask the same question. Does she have a brain in her head? What is the point behind this piece of strange do-do.
“...SB 222 – This act modifies the child labor laws. It eliminates the prohibition on employment of children under age fourteen. Restrictions on the number of hours and restrictions on when a child may work during the day are also removed. It also repeals the requirement that a child ages fourteen or fifteen obtain a work certificate or work permit in order to be employed. Children under sixteen will also be allowed to work in any capacity in a motel, resort or hotel where sleeping accommodations are furnished. It also removes the authority of the director of the Division of Labor Standards to inspect employers who employ children and to require them to keep certain records for children they employ. It also repeals the presumption that the presence of a child in a workplace is evidence of employment….”
From the way The Pink Flamingo reads this, during summer months, or if permission has been granted, a CHILD under the age of 14 may work all night.
It is bazarre.
“…Cunningham’s objections extend to the current law’s requirement that children 14 or 15 work no more than three hours a day on school days, no more than eight hours on a non-school day, and that they cannot work before 7 a.m. or after 9 p.m.
“The hour restrictions are so tight,” she said. “There are many jobs where you can work after 9 p.m.,” such as restaurants.
She also objects to allowing the state’s director of Labor Standards to walk into businesses to check on their employment of children….”
The Pink Flamingo has repeatedly asked what has happened to childhood. I had a weekend and summer job when I was in high school. Got a heck of a lot of clothes at a discount, which is the ONLY reason I was gainfully employed. When I was a small business owner, I employed several kids 16 and over. They were a heck of a lot of fun, but I would NEVER employ anyone under 16. The judgment and maturity just isn’t there.
Who on earth would want to be responsible for kids under 16?
What do you want to bet, once the dust has settled on this little monster that violates a bunch of Federal laws, that Ms. Cunningham’s next rabbit out of the hat will be to eliminate the minimum wage for young workers and teens.
You can bet your sweet bippy her next step will to introduce legislation eliminating minimum wage laws for everyone.