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Saturday, August 31, 2013

They really have no clue...

I just read an article noting that teen employment is down. For the fourth year in a row. It has been about that long that I've been afraid to hire a teenager.
When the regulations get to the point where it is just too difficult people will do whatever it takes to avoid the law. In this case, why would you hire teenagers with special wage and hour laws when you can just hire poor barely legal immigrants?
Here is the link to the article.

Here is a link to the regulations...

Here is a link to other insane regulation which deals with on farm storage of fuel. We don't have a tank farm. We grow grass seed, and grain, and hay. If someone drops a fifty-five gallon drum of oil it will never end up in the river. However, you can't prove that and saying, "well it hasn't so far..." would not get you off the hook!
The record-keeping will be impossible. Of course it all make sense if you realize it is in reality just a protection racket. Random inspections and fines. Of course you can pay in advance and have the regulators give you an assessment and lower your chances of an inspection.
Protection money...

Have a nice day...


  1. A: "The Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) minimum age requirements do not apply to minors employed by their parents".
    Therefore, adopt your help!

    B: "On April 12, 2011, EPA amended the SPCC rule to exempt milk and milk product containers, associated piping and appurtenances".
    But you are still allowed to cry. If it spills in transit in a field, is it then considered pasteurized?

    Government regulations are the biggest joke of all.

  2. It's pretty obvious why the economy is forever on a downward spiral.

  3. I read the article or one like it. They also failed to mention that this trend has been going on ever since they started the minimum wage laws. Higher minimum wage, lower teen employment.

    You would hope that some day the journalists would learn to think and publish news.

    Grace and peace.

  4. You mean it is not okay to dump our used motor oil on the driveway to control dust anymore?:-)

  5. It seems the more the government tries to help, the more damage they inflict...'solve' one problem, create a million more.

  6. My city has a protection racket for my business's called Fire Inspection. They walk in and glance at my fire extinguisher and bill me fifty dollars. Takes all of thirty seconds.


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