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Maybe Child Labor Cures Cancer, Too?

Posted on January 22, 2012 | in Labor News | by

Here’s the latest Republican justification for child labor: It prevents obesity.

Hat tip to Laura Clawson at DailyKos, who spotted this one: Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, worried that the Department of
Labor wants to limit child labor on family farms, said:

It’s interesting that this child labor bill goes against Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiative. How can kids be active if they are limited by this law?

Gee, I don’t know. Maybe they could…play?

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