Skip to comments.State Closes 7 Year Old's Lemonade Stand
Posted on 08/05/2010 11:07:58 AM PDT by markomalley
Nanny State-ism at its best. See the cute little girl running the lemonade stand. Where normal look at her and say "Awwww" Oregon's health inspector shut her down because she didn't have a license.
Yup. The health inspector made her cry.
Oregon Live has this absurd but true story:
It's hardly unusual to hear small-business owners gripe about licensing requirements or complain that heavy-handed regulations are driving them into the red.What is wrong with these people. Seriously?
So when Multnomah County shut down an enterprise last week for operating without a license, you might just sigh and say, there they go again.
Except this entrepreneur was a 7-year-old named Julie Murphy. Her business was a lemonade stand at the Last Thursday monthly art fair in Northeast Portland. The government regulation she violated? Failing to get a $120 temporary restaurant license.
Turns out that kids' lemonade stands -- those constants of summertime -- are supposed to get a permit in Oregon, particularly at big events that happen to be patrolled regularly by county health inspectors.
"I understand the reason behind what they're doing and it's a neighborhood event, and they're trying to generate revenue," said Jon Kawaguchi, environmental health supervisor for the Multnomah County Health Department. "But we still need to put the public's health first."
"Technically, any lemonade stand -- even one on your front lawn -- must be licensed under state law, said Eric Pippert, the food-borne illness prevention program manager for the state's public health division."How does one even say something like that with a straight face.
2nd amendment ping.
Egg management fee
Cuz deep down you KNOW their dad can beat yours up, and cuz they LIKE taking your lunch money, that's why...
AND your sister is tooootally ugly. And you're weak, and stuff...
Y’know, if these people started DYING when they attempted this...
She should do what the high school car washes do: the car washing is free, but they hope you’ll give them a “donation.”
That might work for a while.
That's a good speech, Kawaguchi. You're FIRED!
I bet he has a big business card.. good name for him , btw. PIPpert.
In America, Black men dressed in Black Muslim Clown Outfits carrying and threatening with nightsticks, attempting to deny citizens their right to vote... yet nothing happens because they are Black.
But, HOW DARE YOU little white girls try to sell lemonade.
The world is insane.
I’ll wager dinner that if this little girl had been ILLEGAL, they would have looked the other way.
Are these clowns working jobs that Obama “saved or created” with the treasure he and the dems stole from normal and productive people?
Had she been black, they would have bought some of her lemonade.
Jon Kawaguchi: 503-988-3400, extension 28260
I will point out to all the socialist freepers here that there is zero reason for exemtions to be made for children.
When those of you who chose to support the government having the right to licence selling something on the street to get by (Traditionally called a protection racket and run by organized crime) then you chose this.
It didn’t become wrong simply because this is a litle girl.
Obama is simply a logical extension of the thinking that led to this case. Many people here played a part in it. Now it is biting them too.
If she were an illegal alien, they would have subsidized her business with taxpayer dollars and provided free health care.
Effin commie doesn’t give two craps about public health. How many Chinese buffet restaurants are there in Portland where roaches crawl freely over the food and they stay in business? The commie shut this kid’s stand down because her parents neglected to give the city their cut in the action.
If lemonade has ever caused food-borne illness. it’s probably because the gummint didn’t do its job maintaining clean water.
She will be visited by the Oregon Department of Revenue next... Reason-— Failure to collect sales taxes. Then the IRS will appear and audit her.
No... This is the REAL reason they shut her down.
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