Skip to comments.Govít sucks 101: Business license needed for teens to cut grass
Posted on 06/02/2017 4:05:52 PM PDT by ForYourChildren
If your teenage kids are trying to make some money cutting grass this summer, government is there to ruin it for them.
A city ordinance in Gardendale, Ala., requires entrepreneurial teens to show a city-issued business license before they offer their lawn services for some extra summer cash.
According to ABCs Birmingham affiliate, a business license in Gardendale costs $110. Parents are complaining that their kids arent making enough money to recoup the cost of the license.
"I have never heard of a child cutting grass had to have a business license," said Elton Campbell. Her granddaughter cuts grass around the neighborhood. "She charges one lady $20, and another lady $30, and another girl $40 besides what we pay her."
But licensed lawn maintenance professionals are threatening to alert city officials to Campbells granddaughter because she was cutting grass without a license.
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State and local government and law is squarely in the hands of the people. It is up to the citizens of Gardendale, Ala. to change this ridiculous law and their representatives if necessary.
Conditioning children to always ask government permission before doing ANYTHING.....
FREE-THINKING is VERBOTEN!
My take is the four largest landscaping companies in the area got together and made a rather large donation to the city council.
Can’t have too much competition you know...
I assume that some sleazy lawn service donated cash to a sleazy democrat in office. The goal was to cut kids out of the business and reduce competition. Democrats and corrupt crony capitalists disgust me. A decent businessman would offer a better looking lawn, more precision in edging or whatever, or some other real incentive, instead of calling big government thugs to enforce their monopoly:
“Nice college fund you got kid, it’d be a shame if something happened to it.”
When my son turned 13, he asked us to buy him a lawnmower for his birthday so he could cut lawns in the neighborhood and make some money.
One day he came home from cutting lawns and asked us what does it mean “if you cut more than 5 lawns a week we will bury you in the desert.” He unknowingly undercut the lawn care businesses and picked up all the business.
If everybody has to abide by regulations and pay taxes, why shouldn’t the yoots?
By the way, aren’t they cutting into established landscaping companies bottom lines? If the yoots undercut the prices using gubmint, that shouldn’t be legal.
The mow blow and go mafia ?
I averaged about $18 a week delivering papers.......I averaged that each yard I mowed.
Squash entreprenuerialism before it takes root!
Exactly why the movie Hoffa, starts out showing a bunch of trucks getting torched.
In HS I had a few customers.
Dad made me a trailer for my bicycle.
It held the mower, edger and big can (I even caught the grass clippings).
Always had plenty of money in HS. First thing I ever bought was a Realistic Astronaut-8 multiband sw radio. Still have it.
The mow blow and go mafia ?
we don’t need no stinkin holidays! They were using the mowers then blowers at 6am Monday Memorial Day.
Time to take some lawn business owners out behind the woodshed, and I’m not referencing the kids.
What a bunch of A-HOLES..... but then the citizens stupidity causes this!...... SAD.
He outdid me. I was threatened by union goons when I was 15 y/o, but never by a private business.
That’s about right.
Some of those conniving evil homeowners and renters are trying to steal money from the lawn service companies by sneakily paying a kid cash to mow the lawn. There needs to be a law requiring every owner to have a contract with a lawn service company for which the city/county/state needs to set minimum fees and large fines to owners who sneak around the law by getting the kid next door to cut the grass..
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