1850, here we come!
Gov. Paul LePage has signed into law a bill to ease Maine's child labor restrictions so teenagers can work longer hours....
Supporters said the new law helps businesses looking for youthful help, and also helps teenagers who need the money.
Next up, undoubtedly, mandating every Mainer buy incandescent lightbulbs.
It's not like Maine has nearly 8 percent unemployment, and there aren't plenty of people around to fill those jobs. Of course, those people have to be paid real wages and will demand things like benefits, and that's what matters. Put the kiddies to work, it's a lot cheaper for business. What else matters?