Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Republicans want to bring back child labor

I used to think the Republicans wanted to take the country back to the fifties Boy, was I wrong. They want to go back to the freaking nineteenth century! Newt Gingrich, the leading Republican presidential candidate called child labor laws stupid and suggested that schools fire all the janitors save just one and have children as young as nine to do the work.

According to Rachel Maddow (video below) this is not just crazy Newt's idea. But other Republicans want to repeal certain child labor laws. She notes Republicans in the states of Maine, Wisconsin and Missouri as the ones that are targeting child labor laws.

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