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The Louisiana legislature, truly run by rogues, has decided to allow children the freedom to work without BIG GOVERNMENT mandated lunch breaks.

A Louisiana House committee voted Thursday to repeal a law requiring employers to give child workers lunch breaks and to cut unemployment benefits — part of a push by Republicans to remove constraints on employers and reduce aid for injured and unemployed workers.

The House Labor and Industrial Relations panel advanced the child labor legislation, House Bill 156, along with House Bill 119, which would slash the amount of time for which people can collect unemployment aid. A third bill the committee approved, House Bill 529, would change how workers’ compensation wages are calculated in ways that could reduce benefits received by some injured laborers.

First-term state Rep. Roger Wilder, R-Denham Springs, who sponsored the child labor measure and owns Smoothie King franchises across the Deep South, said he filed the bill in part because children want to work without having to take lunch breaks. He questioned why Louisiana has the requirement while other states where he owns Smoothie King locations, such as Mississippi, don’t have them, and criticized people who have questioned the bill’s purpose.

“The wording is ‘We’re here to harm children.’ Give me a break,” he said. “These are young adults.”

The committee approved his bill 10-3.

Young adults can mean anything. And why not free up our 6 year olds to go without lunch while we are at. Young adults after all!

Pretty bad when your cut of benefits for disabled workers gets buried by the even more evil bill.

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