Thursday, January 06, 2005

Red Tape only a Bureaucrat could love - News - 10-Year-Old Girl Runs Into Problems With City. Gotta protect those South Floridians from home-made cookies... they might have the same mental lapse as when presented with a butterfly ballot.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Miami Beach city officials reportedly told a 10-year-old girl who wanted to sell cookies and drinks in her front yard to raise money for tsunami victims that she could not hold the fundraiser because they could not grant her an occupational license.
Heartless. Of course, all they needed do was tell the girl she needed to get a license for a garage sale, and she would have been home free. But government is not in the business of solving problems. As this case points out, government is the problem.

The sale went on with help from the Miami Beach Jewish Community Center. [Thanks to Fark.]

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