Apparently a MO state senator name Jane Cunningham ® has introduced a bill that would alter child labor laws to the point of practically eliminating them in MO.
Apparently it received it’s second reading on Feb 10, and if passed, would go into effect in August.
Primary question/debate: Can someone explain why this could possibly be seen as a good thing. Because as far as I can tell, this is continuing our ride down the slippery slope to third-world status. To me this basically sets labor laws back more than 100 years in this country.
Secondary question/debate: What are Republicans thinking? They spent two years demonizing the Democrats for being too partisan and unwilling to compromise; the voters apparently agreed and swept many Dems out of office. So what do the Pubs do? Legislate from an extremely partisan position and refuse to compromise (see: Wisconsin). Wouldn’t it have benefited them to have made a visible move to the center in order to attract and maintain independent voters in 2012? How is repealing child labor laws going to “win the middle?”