Bureauweenies Shamed Into Apologizing for Crushing Lemonade Stand

Our liberal rulers’ policy of keeping a “boot on the neck” of capitalism is applied anywhere Americans still have the spirit to behave like Americans by making an honest buck — even at lemonade stands:

Oregon county officials have apologized after health inspectors told a 7-year-old girl that she can’t run a lemonade stand without a $120 temporary restaurant license.

Jeff Cogen, chairman of the Multnomah County Board of Commissions, told FoxNews.com that he apologized to the mother, Maria Fife, and is now turning his attention to changing the rules.

“Our health department what they were trying to do, I understand…I just feel like we have to be able to distinguish between a 7 year old, who is selling lemonade and trying to learn about business and someone who actually has a business,” Cogen said.

Julie Murphy of Oregon City opened a lemonade stand at Last Thursday, a monthly art fair in Northeast Portland, The Oregonian reported. But when Julie couldn’t provide a license when asked, they were told to either leave or face a $500 fine.

At the time, the local bureaunazis were far from apologetic, as they pounded their sunken chests and waxed self-righteous on their noble duty to protect the public from under-regulated lemonade. But then Drudge picked up the story, and the publicity forced them to back down.

Switch on the light and the cockroaches scatter. Turn off the light and back they crawl.

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Julie Murphy, 7-year-old capitalist exploiter.

On tips from MtnGoat, Incitatus, G. Fox, Henry, Sean, and Mark. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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