Democrats Peddle a ‘Child Labor’ Deception
How desperate are Democrats to hold on to suburban voters, especially moms? So desperate that they’re peddling the lie that Republicans are bringing back child labor. Democrats and their media allies have repeated this falsehood since the start of the year, most recently targeting my home state of Florida.
In mid-September, Republican state Rep. Linda Chaney filed legislation that would give more Florida teens the ability to work. Sixteen- and 17-year-olds would no longer be banned from working more than 30 hours a week during the school year. They could also work overtime on Sunday and school holidays, which is currently illegal. If this bill passed, the federal government’s strong child-labor laws would still be in full effect. Teens would be expected to give priority to their education, while simultaneously gaining more opportunities to learn by doing.