Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Congressman Kimble Sponsors Legislation Extending Full Employment Rights to Children

Republican U.S. Rep. Jack Kimble(CA-54) issued the following news release Wednesday:

Kimble Introduces Bill to Extend Full Employment Rights to All Citizens Regardless of Age

WASHINGTON] With American competitiveness threatened by a stagnating economy brought on by public employee unions and well-meaning, but harmful social legislation Congressman Jack Kimble (R-CA) has sponsored legislation that would extend full employment rights to all citizens regardless of age.

The Roadmap for A Working America (H.R. 929) is a budget-neutral jobs strategy that will enable Americans of all ages to engage in meaningful employment and strip away many of the job destroying child labor protections that American businesses have been suffering under since the New Deal. Specifically the legislation:

· Allows the United States to compete globally by reducing the $125 billion dollars in goods imported annually from countries known to have child labor and encouraging businesses in this country to make those goods.

· Reduces the 8.9 million uninsured children by getting those children into the work force and making them eligible for employee provided health care.

· Provides outside the classroom career skill to a nation of students starving for greater educational opportunities.

· Supplies American businesses with a new younger work force able to work for greatly reduced wages while providing families with an extra source of income.

“For too long, Americans have suffered the consequences of overzealous social reformers picking winners and losers by prohibiting children from meaningful employment. A truly revolutionary groundswell from Maine to Missouri has begun to change these anti-business policies,” Kimble said. “I introduce this legislation to extend full employment rights to all citizens regardless of age not because it is the easy thing to do or because it is politically expedient, but because it is right for our children and it right for America."

Monday, March 14, 2011

Jack kimble and Mike Lee Stand Up for Children

Every year the United States imports over $125,000,000,000 from nation's that are known to use child labor under the age of 14. This is inexcusable. It should be American children generating this income. It is for that reason that I have approached Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) about creating a joint resolution to once and for all eliminate troublesome barriers to child labor in the United States.

The statistics are staggering. 8.9 million children are uninsured in this country. By getting them into the workforce, many of them would be eligible for employer funded medical care. When we have healthier young people contributing to their family's income then we have a happier and more productive country.

Mike Lee has long been a champion of the right of children to work and I look forward to working closely with him to end this longstanding discrimination against child workers. Child labor can be a win-win situation where young people learn a trade and their small size allows them to reach into machinery and tight places where an adult could never fit.

In Missouri, Jane Cunningham has courageously led a movement to eliminated child labor laws in that state. SB 222 ironically sharing a name with Karen Valentine's homeroom in an old television show about young people (Room 222), will allow young people the satisfaction of working and being productive citizens. We need to take this movement national if we are to regain our economic edge.

I know some people will look at child labor as a societal evil that must be destroyed, but understand I would never advocate a child under 11 work full time. I would reserve such a long work week for older children. However I see nothing wrong with a 9 year old working a 30 hour week or younger child working 20 hours. Many kids play video games for that many hours per week.

Please let your Congressmen know that you support the Lee-Kimble Resolution to reinstate employment rights for children. Please join us in standing up for those too young to stand up for themselves.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Prosperity for Americans Releases Jack Kimble Ad

I'm overjoyed to have the support for Prosperity for Americans as I contemplate making a decision about entering the 2012 Presidential Election.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Congressman Kimble Launches Website to Explore White House Bid

My Friends,

Deciding to decide that it was time to make the decision whether or not to pursue the Republican nomination for President of this great country is one of the hardest decisions I have ever made. Making this decision was not something I entered into lightly. I believe I still have work to do in Congress. However, I see that I am being called for something greater.

America, your prayers have been answered. I have consulted heavily with the Koch Brothers and several other job creators who have all told me of the excessive barriers they face in this country. Many of these fine men and women are paying far higher taxes than their employees and that sort of unfairness must stop now. It is time for a candidate who will stand up for the little guy whether he is a person or a corporation. I will do what is best for all America.

I urge all Americans who have been uplifted by my message of hope to rally around me at my new website If you believe in me as I believe in you, please urge me to run for President. If I see the outpouring of support that I am expecting, I will throw my hat into the ring and with your support I will be the next President of the greatest country in the world. Thank you and God bless America.