What kind of a society are we turning into exactly?
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Kids better beware, this is a Progressive America now, you need a license to sell lemonade. You wouldn't want unauthorized lemonade out there would you? Because the government is infallible, don't you know.
Have you seen what the 8 year olds have been pouring into the cup? The money from those licenses will go far to regulate this often abused summertime beverage.
Seriously ... don't lawmakers have better things to do?
Nope, it's their sworn duty to protect us from ourselves. Well as long as we support them anyway. If you're in the opposition, you're screwed.
Maybe we should sell them some special brew lemonade to let them know just how *upset* we are by this silliness ... *evil laugh*
You better be careful with that talk, someone might report you to the White House. Papa Obama won't be amused at your obvious disrespect for our fair and balanced laws and regulations.
But Rochelle, that's unfettered capitalism and capitalism is evil. How can we raise our innocent children to take advantage of people with such a barbaric system like that?
I dunno-- we found out if you added a cherry or orange slice with ice cubes on a hot summer dayand took it to a neighbor's front door they would pay 10 cents instead of our usual 5 c price.
Now *that* is good ole American salesmanship.
Beautiful. That's capitalism at work for you. I'll bet your customers loved that little innovation from you. I look forward to reading your hub about it. Although it's apparently 50 cents a glass today, probably a dollar for your special brew. Inflation is a terror.
I charge $5000 a glass, but I'll deliver it anywhere in the US and I will place on umbrella in the glass to add to the value.
Ahhh but China is offering the same glass for $1.. usa is just a jet away
I'll have to remind myself to do that one-- I already have a list of half-started hubs.
Awhile back I had to have a license to have a garage sale. HAHA
I want to say you're joking, but you're not. Dear God, what have we come to?
That is insane! I've heard of permits needed for suburban garage sales, was this for the city?
ask fredericksburg, texas what their restrictions, or rules, or guidelines are for having a garage sale. don't even get me started.
Have your garage sales gotten safer as a result of all these regulations?
One of my best childhood memories was the Kool-aid stand my neighbor and I ran. It was a real learning experience on many levels. I'll have to do a hub.
Unless the kid is reading memoirs of Jim Jones...leave them the hell alone!
I had a Kool-Aid stand when I was a little kid, but it ended up not working out. I also went to the penny candy store when I was a kid and would come back to my neighborhood and sell the candy for more, but we never really made much being in a neighborhood where there weren't many kids.
Death and taxes, my friends...Death and taxes.
I hope Uncle Sam doesn't want the $14 or so in back-taxes I didn't pay selling lemonade in 1986.
The charity group Food Not Bombs is banned or restricted in a lot of places now and they give out free food.
You need a license now to sell lemonade? Oh wow that is really lame and stupid!
Oh no. It gets better. That poor little girl was the target of overzealous public servants. There is no law, regulation or ordnance requiring the licensing of a lemonade stand. Those rangers were poorly trained and only thought they had to give the poor guy a ticket. Either they weren't trained very well or the park service has the mentality that most any type of commercial venture in New York needs a license. I'm not sure which is worse.
But most metropolitan cities do have regulations regarding any type of street vending. Most require street venders to have permits and proper sanitation for selling foodstuff. Even the street performers have to have permits as well as street artists.
It's a scam. Just having a piece of paper doesn't guarantee that a particular vendor is clean and sanitary. Only the fear of losing customers to food poisoning will force him to be sanitary. Licensing is just another way to keep the sheeple from looking around and seeing how bad they're being fleeced. Sooner or later these agencies always run amok. Look what happened to this little girl.
Guess they need a Business Tax ID. You have to pay Uncle Sam his taxes!!! You know how bad the government needs money.
I'll bet the guy down the park that was selling the Italian Ice turned the little girl in. After all, he needs a permit to do business and she was stealing his customers...lol
Not long ago on our local news there was a big stink about a little boy (a really little boy) who wanted to leave small pots of geraniums on the empty graves of veterans (who had been gone so long they were unattended). He noticed the graves, and put little geraniums in little pots, and thought it would be a nice thing - nope!! There was some regulation that prohibited that particular behavior.
(When my son was 7, and his sister was 4, they and their two friends decided to have a lemonade stand. Being the eldest, my son put together a giant notebook with "architectural" drawings, lists of what they'd need for equipment and ingredients, and whatever other "plans" there were for this project. They worked on that giant book of plans (with the help of my son's writing ability, since the others couldn't yet write ) for a couple of weeks, and my son dragged it around with him to add notes and study the plans. Somewhere along the way the whole idea got abandoned . Just as well, I guess. They didn't have any permit. )
Is it just me or do people seem to be getting stupider. Since when do you need a permit to act like a decent human being. When did Americans become rules-lawyers?
That one story, when it was reported (a while ago) was just kind of bizarre. I don't recall the details, but I think it may just have been that strangers aren't supposed to leave stuff on the graves of people they don't know. In the end, they may have let the kid (not sure); but there was no way anyone in those graves had any relatives still kicking around. The lemonade-license thing is fairly common. It shows up every once in a while on the news (some five-year-old "shut down" for violating the law ). All they need to do is put in a clause, "This law doesn't apply to people 8 years old and under, but drink at your own risk."
Typical of Fox News. Stir up the shack-dwelling rubes with the latest "overblown government" horror story. The follow-up will probably be that the gun-toting idiot from New Hampshire is coming down to protect the little girl's stand from the government storm troopers.
Grow up kids. Some people are so easily manipulated.
Yeah, everyone 'grow up' and agree with whoever uses that hackneyed condemnation
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