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Beck: As Crackdowns on Lemonade Stands Mount, Kids Will Learn to Acquiesce to Government
The Blaze ^ | 5/23/12 | Tiffany Gabbay

Posted on 05/23/2012 7:55:31 PM PDT by Nachum

Last week Glenn Beck discussed the all-encompassing reach of the Nanny State as local officials have been cracking down, not on gang violence or organized crime rings, but on enterprises as innocent as children’s lemonade stands and bake-sales. Whether America’s youth are selling their refreshments for charity, school-funds, or simply for their own mad-money and enjoyment, bureaucrats seem to be hyper-focused on dismantling what was once a cornerstone of the American experience.

If it sounds too outrageous to be true, consider the following stories from around the country and listen to Glenn Beck explain why Big Government tactics like this will only serve to weaken the next generation’s work ethic and make them more reliant upon government (clearly, the intended goal).

In Massachusetts schools, bake-sales were nearly banned by law in a push that officials claimed was intended to battle “childhood obesity.” Fortunately, after enough outrage from parents was generated, Governor Deval Patrick backed down from the planned regulations.

The ban would have prohibited the sale of sweets and baked goods during the school day and 30 minutes before and after the start of classes, but parents and some school officials expressed concern, saying it would hinder raising the cash needed to help pay for school activities.

This is hardly the first (or last) time such an incident has taken place, however.

In Appleton, Wisconsin, two young girls who ran a lemonade and cookie stand every year near their home during the town’s Old Car Show were paid a visit by law enforcement and told they had to shut down. Neither the tears that ensured nor the fact that the stand had been their tradition since they were about three-years-old didn’t faze Big Brother. A city ordinance is a city ordinance, and in what many considered the trademark robotic

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beck; crackdowns; kids; lemonade
Video at link
1 posted on 05/23/2012 7:55:36 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Yep, we’ve got to teach these young people about business.

They need their business license, workman’s comp insurance, employee health insurance, make sure to pay at least minimum wage to all employees, have their permits from the health department, pass health inspections relating to handling of food, have liability insurance policy in place, in case someone gets hurt at their place of business, make sure they withhold income tax on their employees, register with the IRS, their state, and any other governmental entities to get their required tax ID numbers, register with their state to collect and remit sales tax on all sales, etc. etc. etc.


2 posted on 05/23/2012 8:23:58 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

You left out “creating a inclusive, diverse workforce”


3 posted on 05/23/2012 8:29:43 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Yes, that’s right. They need a personnel department, to collect information about the race and ethnicity of job applicants. They need to have a non-discrimination policy including race, sex, sex orientation/identity, national origin, etc.


4 posted on 05/23/2012 8:48:20 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Nachum

You’ll see more and more of this as the government is squeezed for cash and the government bureaucrats start to get worried about their job they will go into hyper-active mode to prove to their employer that they are still of some value by over enforcing to collect more money for the State. It will keep getting worse right up until we hit the wall like Greece. In the mean time black markets will also start to get more popular as everyone gets squeezed by these government goons and are forced to go underground just to survive. Interesting times.


5 posted on 05/23/2012 9:04:38 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: HereInTheHeartland
You left out “creating a inclusive, diverse workforce” <<..

You are technically correct...but that only applies if you employ 10 or more people and are staring to make a profit!

6 posted on 05/23/2012 9:26:04 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Dilbert San Diego

You left out paying their lemonade union dues.


7 posted on 05/23/2012 9:29:11 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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8 posted on 05/23/2012 9:31:50 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Captain Beyond
Beck: As Crackdowns on Lemonade Stands Mount, Kids Will Learn to Acquiesce to Government

Maybe kids will learn to hate oppression and gear up to putting an end to it.
9 posted on 05/23/2012 9:35:23 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan
Maybe kids will learn to hate oppression and gear up to putting an end to it.

I am with you there maybe they will gear up for a capitalist revolution that will spread across this country.

10 posted on 05/23/2012 10:00:57 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Nachum

The lemonade business will have to go underground.


11 posted on 05/23/2012 10:12:57 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Nachum

Teach the kids on how to prepared emergency food kits, buy some 5 gallon buckets, and then have the kids go door to door selling a preppers kit.

Bucket can come with certain emergency supplies and freez dried foods, with the proper buying the profit margin can be pretty good.


12 posted on 05/23/2012 10:21:59 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: trapped_in_LA

When will “the good men go to war”?

When will acts of civil disobediance spring up with crowds of people pushing back cops and in the middle little suzie with her lemonaide stand?

We are too law abiding to stand up.... we are complicit in our own slavery to government, our parents trained us too well for our own good...

Comply, comply,....

We have already lost....because we worked too hard to earn what we got and only fools with nothing to lose like OWS do things that risk losing everything because they have nothing to lose....

It takes more courage to lose everything once you have it for your ideals than it does for an OWSer who is a loser already and has nothing to lose...


13 posted on 05/23/2012 11:02:36 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: aruanan

I agree. We were very intolerant of bully and/or mean grown ups where I grew up.


14 posted on 05/23/2012 11:07:06 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: aruanan

We don’t need to show you no stinkin’ license.


15 posted on 05/23/2012 11:09:33 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: pallis

Great just what we need. AK-47 toting pre-adolescent gangs running the lemonade cartel.


16 posted on 05/24/2012 12:06:49 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Nachum
If Norman Rockwell painted it, it's on the hit list.

This is just one more aspect of the systematic elimination of American Culture as we used to know it.

17 posted on 05/24/2012 12:06:49 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Nachum; GraceG

We had a neighborhood garage sale this past weekend.
At least a half-dozen lemonade stands.
I bought from as many as I could.


18 posted on 05/24/2012 2:48:28 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: GraceG

Ain’t dat da troof!


19 posted on 05/24/2012 5:52:12 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Smokin' Joe

Norman Rockwell was nothing more than a unsophisticated, lowbrow illustrator, according to the artsy-fartsy crowd doncha know.


20 posted on 05/24/2012 6:59:26 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Eye of Unk
Teach the kids on how to prepared emergency food kits

Great idea!

21 posted on 05/24/2012 9:06:38 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Impala64ssa
Norman Rockwell was nothing more than a unsophisticated, lowbrow illustrator, according to the artsy-fartsy crowd doncha know

Oh, I know, but most of the people I have known and liked resembled those in his illustrations more than those in Picasso's works, and Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase did nothing to enhance my knowledge of anatomy...

It's good to have 'friends in lowly places'.

22 posted on 05/24/2012 9:32:08 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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