Friday, April 1, 2011

Republicans not kidding around | Uppity Wisconsin

Republicans not kidding around | Uppity Wisconsin

Republicans not kidding around

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During the Capitol protests, one young child -- among many who with their parents were in the "frenzied mobs" that Scott Fitzgerald saw from his office window -- carried a sign that read: Without unions, I'd be at work right now

Of course that young lady's sign was making the point that the early efforts of the Damned kidsDamned kidsorganized labor movement in this country were instrumental in bringing about child labor laws, which limited the hours that juveniles could work, preventing many injuries and exploitative behavior by employers.
Once again, Wisconsin leads the way in pointing out the underlying impetus of the current Republican push to return our country to the '80s -- the 1880s.
And that sign, seen weeks ago, was truly prescient. For now, in the state of Maine, Republican legislators have introduced a bill that seriously rolls back that state's own implmentation of child labor protections. From the Huffington Post (URL below):

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