Ah, the policemen of Coralville, Iowa, population 18,750, certainly have their hands full tackling crime. The latest criminal? Abigail Krutsinger, who is 4 years old.
Abigail’s iniquitous entrepreneurial skills were awakened when she realized cyclists riding across Iowa during the area’s annual RAGBRAI bike ride were really, really thirsty by the time they arrived at the welcoming oasis of Coralville, Iowa, so she opened a lemonade stand, hoping to do a good deed as well as earn a little money for her piggy bank.
But sharp-eyed and ever vigilant police shut her down because the tot had not applied for a permit and health inspection.
It appears Abigail is part of the lemonade mafia that has metastasized across America. Similar crackdowns have occurred all around the country! The raid on Abigail’s free market enterprise, as well as on other suspect business startups, is paralleled by federal crackdowns on bake sales. Police are intimidating adolescents and dangerous church ladies offering possibly cyanide-laced shoo-fly pies and pumpkin spice cupcakes.
Josh Schamberger, president of the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau, stated the ordinance was passed to protect riders from health risks. Not to be outdone, Kelly Hayworth, Coralville City Administrator, announced the town was merely trying to regulate all vendors in order to conform to the county health department regulations.
MILLER: Tea Party blocks Obama appointees – Washington Times.
Anti-business liberals aren’t going to sneak their way into powerful administration positions this summer. Recess appoinments are a traditional method used by the White House – under both parties – to fill government slots without Senate confirmation.
Rep. Jeff Landry will keep that from happening by using pro forma House sessions to prevent the Senate from going into recess.
Read more: http://gds44.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/miller-tea-party-blocks-obama-appointees-washington-times/
ALERT: If Obama has his way you will need a federally issued ID access your email!! (via Randy’s Right).
ALERT: Want to access your email? If Obama has his way you will need a federally issued ID! The Obama Administration is pushing the creation of an Internet identity scheme called the National Strategies for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. See more at above link.
Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, California … what do all of these states have in common? They have high tax rates that are driving residents and businesses out of their states. It’s not a list that you want to be on, and yet we have another state to add: New York.
A recent report by the Empire Center for State Policy found that 1.6 million residents have left the state of New York over the last decade. This puts it at the top of the pack in terms of the percentage of residents fleeing the state. Most analysts point to two reasons: cost of living and high taxes. New York has the highest taxes in the nation, if you include state and local taxes. For small businesses, it consistently ranks as worst or among the worst in terms of business climates. Where are people going? They are going to Florida, Nevada and Arizona. These are the fastest growing states in the US because of their warm climates and lower tax rates.
People aren’t just going to bend over and take it. They will change their behavior in order to be productive, keep more of what they earn and get the government the hell out of their lives.