Farm work good for kids
Regarding the Feb. 9 story, “Changing climate in D.C. a worry for South Jersey farmers”:
I would like to say, instead of worrying about hiring foreigners, let’s think about hiring the youth of today. Many have expressed a desire to work but state regulations don’t allow them to get a job until they are 16.
Children 12 through 15 are looking for a job. Working on the farm would be ideal. Not only would it keep them out of trouble, they would be earning a paycheck. The money would stay in this country and not be sent to other countries and it would help families in need.
I was raised at a time when this was possible and I worked on farms. It is healthy and something I think children could learn a lot from. Just think of the exercise involved. I am 82 years old and still going strong.
This is something the farmers should consider.
Putin’s apprentice show
Dictator Vladimir Putin’s apprentice program should send a memo to President Donald Trump congratulating him and telling him he’s not fired, that he in fact passed with flying colors.
Restrict smoking further
Atlantic City reeks of cigars. Second-hand smoke continues to take over the streets, even though there are so many laws banning smoking in public places like the parks, restaurants and workplaces. It is a problem at the bus stops as well. Sometimes, the bus is delayed and while waiting at the booth for it somebody will light up a cigarette and pollute the place.
Thousands of adults die each year due to lung cancer from second-hand smoke exposure. Heart diseases contribute tens of thousands more. This is a serious health issue that needs to be addressed.
A public forum is required on the health implications of exposure to second-hand smoke. The police must ensure that people don’t smoke as they move about on the busy streets. It is better to stay at one place and finish a cigarette than to move about with it.
Egg Harbor Township