Heartless: Government Shuts Down Little Girl’s Cupcake Business
There is no heavier hand than the one weilded by a government bureaucrat. : That’s the lesson learned by little: Chloe Stirling after she was featured in the local paper, catching the attention of a heartless paper pusher:
“They called and said they were shutting us down,” Heather Stirling, Chloe’s mother,: told: the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Officials told Stirling Chloe could continue: selling: cupcakes on the condition that the family “buy a bakery or build her a kitchen separate from the one we have.”
“Obviously, we can’t do that,” Heather Stirling told reporters. “We’ve already given her a little refrigerator to keep her things in, and her grandparents bought her a stand mixer.”
The elder Stirling said that she was willing to get her daughter any necessary licenses or permits to operate a business, but could not meet the health department’s other demands.
“But a separate kitchen? Who can do that?” asked an astonished Stirling.
When reporters approached Amy Yeager, a health department spokeswoman, about the county’s decision to shut down Chloe’s business, she said that she was doing it for the sake of the public.
As always, it’s for the greater good.
While it’s good for children to learn the value of earning a dollar, it’s also important they learn about how government can squash business.
Here’s the video:
See also: : Just Say No to Girl Scout Cookies
Duane Lester is co-founder of All American Blogger, and the primary writer. Following graduation, Duane entered the United States Navy as a journalist. He spent five years touring the world, reporting on local news and sports. Following his enlistment, Duane spent almost 10 years working with adjudicated youth in residential treatment environments. Duane discovered politics after September 11. He credits Erich "Mancow" Muller for opening his eyes to his conservative beliefs. Since then, Duane has devoured books and literature on politics, reading everything he can from Adam Smith to Larry Elder to Thomas Sowell. He refers to his style of politics as "conserva-tarian", a mixture of conservative and libertarian beliefs.