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Maine’s GOP governor: I started working at 11 years old, so why can’t other kids at 12
01-10-2014, 03:44 AM #1
Wayne5 Member
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Maine’s conservative governor said the state was not using one of its greatest resources by keeping children out of the workforce until they were nearly old enough to join the military.

“We don’t allow children to work until they’re 16, but two years later, when they’re 18, they can go to war and fight for us,” said Gov. Paul LePage.

The Republican governor, who has said he started working at age 11, claimed the state economy was harmed by not allowing children to enter the workforce.

“I started working far earlier than that, and it didn’t hurt me at all,” LePage said. “There is nothing wrong with being a paperboy at 12 years old, or at a store sorting bottles at 12 years old.”

Students who wish to work in Maine before age 16 must get a permit from their school superintendent, among other requirements.

LePage plans to introduce legislation that would remove those restrictions and require children to get only a parent’s permission for summer jobs.

A spokeswoman for the governor said LePage won’t ask for changes to laws limiting the number of hours children can work — three hours on school days and 18 hours in a school week, or eight hours a day and 40 hours in a week when there is no school.

“We’re not demanding that our kids work in sweatshops,” said spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett. “We’re simply asking to speed up the work permit process.”

LePage has previously – and inaccurately — claimed that 47 percent of Maine’s able-bodied residents choose not to work.

In fact, according to the state’s Department of Labor, about 65 percent of residents over 15 years old are working or unemployed and actively seeking work.

In addition to tapping its human resources, LePage encouraged the use of other natural resources in Maine.

“You’re the folks we want to bring prosperity to,” he told a crowd of several hundred people at the 73rd annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show on Tuesday.

“If the revenues go up, I can go golfing,” LePage added. “If not, I’m going to have to continue working 80 hours a week.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/09/ma...ids-at-12/
01-10-2014, 03:59 AM #2
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
(01-10-2014, 03:44 AM)Wayne5 Wrote:  “If the revenues go up, I can go golfing,” LePage added. “If not, I’m going to have to continue working 80 hours a week.”

Naw,,,don't believe it,,,you can go golfing anyway...

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01-10-2014, 04:10 AM #3
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I'm wondering if the gov would collect income tax from children.
01-10-2014, 04:21 AM #4
j browsing Member
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I don't think the gov. of maine will have a surge of 12 yr olds flooding the job market..they can't tear themselves away from their electronic toys and big macs..chuckle.gif

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
01-10-2014, 05:59 AM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Moving toward the Chinese system in increments. They fear not getting the immy / amnesty charade passed so lets introduce this to the public. 13.gif

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01-10-2014, 06:55 AM #6
Wayne5 Member
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You act as if this is something new. This is a common belief among the conservatives. They don't like child labor laws. They fought them after the Great Depression when they were first introduced. That's why the swing to the left by the general public was so dramatic at the time.

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01-10-2014, 07:09 AM #7
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
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(01-10-2014, 06:55 AM)Wayne5 Wrote:  You act as if this is something new. This is a common belief among the conservatives. They don't like child labor laws. They fought them after the Great Depression when they were first introduced. That's why the swing to the left by the general public was so dramatic at the time.

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Oh look you're full of ğck again

How about we find the worst liberal of all and label all liberals based on the actions of him

Sweeping generalizations work great especially for ignorant fucks like you
01-10-2014, 07:35 AM #8
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
(01-10-2014, 04:10 AM)Shadow Wrote:  I'm wondering if the gov would collect income tax from children.

I was wondering if they will get unemployment checks...

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01-10-2014, 07:36 AM #9
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
(01-10-2014, 04:21 AM)j browsing Wrote:  I don't think the gov. of maine will have a surge of 12 yr olds flooding the job market..they can't tear themselves away from their electronic toys and big macs..chuckle.gif

Well somebody has to do the work,,,

12 year olds,,,doing the jobs adults won't do...

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01-11-2014, 07:57 AM #10
Wayne5 Member
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Newt Gingrich, Clarance Thomas, are not nuts and both are against child labor laws.
01-11-2014, 08:05 AM #11
j browsing Member
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(01-10-2014, 07:36 AM)Softy Wrote:  
(01-10-2014, 04:21 AM)j browsing Wrote:  I don't think the gov. of maine will have a surge of 12 yr olds flooding the job market..they can't tear themselves away from their electronic toys and big macs..chuckle.gif

Well somebody has to do the work,,,

12 year olds,,,doing the jobs adults won't do...

(:X
oh baloney..i have a 12 yr old nephew who needs to nap after the exertion of tying his own shoes chuckle.gif

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
01-11-2014, 09:14 AM #12
Softy Incognito Anonymous
 
(01-11-2014, 08:05 AM)j browsing Wrote:  
(01-10-2014, 07:36 AM)Softy Wrote:  
(01-10-2014, 04:21 AM)j browsing Wrote:  I don't think the gov. of maine will have a surge of 12 yr olds flooding the job market..they can't tear themselves away from their electronic toys and big macs..chuckle.gif

Well somebody has to do the work,,,

12 year olds,,,doing the jobs adults won't do...

(:X
oh baloney..i have a 12 yr old nephew who needs to nap after the exertion of tying his own shoes chuckle.gif

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our future taxpayers...

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01-12-2014, 05:13 AM #13
bohica Member
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I, too, delivered newspapers at age 11, and in 1964 $12.00 a week was pretty good money for that age.
That job enabled me to buy my own Schwinn Varsity 10 speed bicycle, pretty cool for 1966.
There was no such thing as "extra money" in our home, if you wanted it you had to do something for it.

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
01-12-2014, 05:45 AM #14
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I had to get a work permit as a kid, I started working in the Elks club restaurant when I was 14 busing tables. Was real glamorous. chuckle.gif

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01-13-2014, 02:45 AM #15
Wayne5 Member
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Me too, worked in my dad's business all summer, 12, 10 speed bike. Yes taxes can be collected from anyone that's makes enough to be taxed. This is a canard. For every good person that can see the good in learning that work is good for a young person there is another willing to exploit the situation.



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