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."