Alabama City Requires Teens To Buy A Business License To Mow Lawns
Here is more proof that government destroys everything it comes into contact with via over-regulation, fees, permits, inspections, etc. (aka “red tape”)
It is not like the American people needed another example of a bureaucracy and bureaucrats “gone wild”, but here it is alive and well in of all places, Gardendale, AL. This policy of requiring part time yard mowers to buy a business license is simply wrong in so many ways. Why would a council person go along with an idea which punishes kids for working? In this day and age when most young folks have their eyes fixated onto the screen of an electronic device and their asses glued to the couches, Gardendale wants to penalize kids with an entrepreneurial spirit who are trying to earn extra money for the summer.
Like most liberal concepts, I would hope this idea of licensing began with good intentions, but that is not always the case. Additionally, I realize things have changed dramatically from the days of mowing with a Yazoo (nothing wrong with that mind you) like the one pictured above to what lawn care professionals have become today. Still, it doesn’t change the fact that some kids still push their mowers to next door yards for the purpose of earning extra money in the summertime. Is this just another example of government attempting to generate revenue and or deter a select group from competing with established business owners with “connections” to city hall?