Let me tell you this. I don’t even know where to start with this one!
So, let’s review. Two high school seniors who were off from school because of the recent blizzard, decided to earn some extra cash by shoveling snow. Someone calls the police because they see a “suspicious person” with curly blond hair and a hoodie who was walking through yards”. I guess the fact that he was carrying a snow shovel didn’t ease this person’s suspicion. The police respond, as they must, and inform the two young men that “In this borough, anyone selling goods and services door to door must apply for a license that can cost as much as $450 for permission that is valid for only 180 days.” Now, let me be the first to say, the police did nothing wrong in my view. It’s their jobs to respond to calls of “suspicious persons”. I just think part of the bigger problem here is that society has removed discretion from it’s vernacular. People no longer have the luxury of judging each situation on a case by case basis, but rather have to simply defer to “following the rules”. Additionally, I think a $450 fee to sell things door to door is yet another example of an overreaching, greedy government. Why does the government need to make money off of every single iota of entrepreneurship? What drives me INSANE is when I hear people call corporations “greedy”. Corporations are created TO MAKE MONEY. It’s what they do. It’s not greed, it’s their sole purpose. The government, on the other hand, is supposed to work for the people, not tax them to oblivion. What do you folks think?
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