The Governor

  • ShadowRam
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    1 month ago

    I don’t understand why governments allow farms to get away with things compared to any other industrialized money making industry

    If a farmer had ten or fewer employees at all times during the previous 12 months, the farmer would be considered exempt from OSHA enforcement.

    You could get away with your 8 year old to driving a tractor around.

    It’s a weird gray area of private land and where you live, also happens to be a a potential industrial killing zone.

    • @AdamEatsAss
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      1 month ago

      The argument is that small businesses need to be able to do this to stay competitive. But the same level of competition could be achieved by regulating big companies more instead of deregulating small companies.

      • @Boddhisatva
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        71 month ago

        Another factor is that doing “chores” around the house/farm has been a big part of growing up in rural America from the very beginning. Parents have always objected to the government injecting itself into how they raise their kids so there have always been these carve-outs for family businesses, particularly farm.

        • @[email protected]
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          how they raise their kids

          How they use their kids for free labour instead of raising them, apparently.

          • @Boddhisatva
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            31 month ago

            There’s no doubt that there are some who do that. But there is nothing wrong using chores to teach your kids to be responsible and have a good work ethic.