Fweethawt Posted June 12, 2018 Share Posted June 12, 2018 I can't believe this... Kids have to have a permit costing over a hundred bucks and apparently much more in certain areas -- just to have a lemonade stand. https://qz.com/1300935/country-time-lemonade-is-protecting-kids-lemonade-stands-from-the-law/ Lemonade stands are the ultimate symbol of American entrepreneurship. They represent both the ingenuity and free-market mindset of this country’s young people. They’re even recommended by doctors as a way to get kids outdoors and exercising their imagination. But this tradition, once the hallmark of many American summers, is increasingly at risk. Just last week (May 30), police officers in Denver, Colorado, shut down a young boy’s lemonade stand, which was raising money for charity, because the boy didn’t have a $125-a-day permit. In 2015, police in Overton, Texas, shut down a lemonade stand run by Andria Green, 8, and her sister Zoey, 7, because the two girls lacked a “peddler’s permit,” which costs $150—leading one commentatorto conclude, “When life gives you lemons—quick, hide them from the cops!” And in June 2011, during the US Open golf tournament, officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, fined kids $500 each for their lemonade stand (the fine was later rescinded). 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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