, , , , ,

…because our current reality is more insane.

A video from the AFL-CIO:

…[at 1:20] Suit No. 2: Next on the agenda, we have a discrimination problem.

Suit No. 3: That’s right. We are discriminating against Americans under the age of twelve who should have the right to work if they so choose.

Suit No. 4: Not to let them work is a violation of their rights.

Suit No. 3: Agreed. I am not going to sit on my hands while children are denied equal rights and access.

Suit No. 1: Not on my watch.

Suit No. 2: This is a great day for child laborers everywhere.

Suit No. 4: Hold on, isn’t child labor considered a bad thing?

Suit No. 3: He’s right. Child labor has been turned into a dirty word. Let’s call it paid child fun time.

Suit No. 4: Oh, I like it.

Suit No. 2: Pro-growth. All in favor.

All: Aye….

In Missouri:

Jane Cunningham hearts child labor (February 14, 2011)

HB 515: creating the workforce for Sen. Cunningham’s SB 222 (February 16, 2011)

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.

Paid child fun time. Yep, satire is dead as a door nail.