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Govít sucks 101: Business license needed for teens to cut grass
Conservative Review ^ | 06/02/2017 | Chris Pandolfo

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 ABC’s Birmingham affiliate, a business license in Gardendale costs $110. Parents are complaining that their kids aren’t 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 Campbell’s granddaughter because she was cutting grass without a license.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: businesslicense; grass; mowing; teens
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1 posted on 06/02/2017 4:05:52 PM PDT by ForYourChildren
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2 posted on 06/02/2017 4:09:57 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (May the Covfefe be with you...)
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To: ForYourChildren
Not to be too flippant​, but, do teenage kids do tasks such as cutting grass anymore?? Kudos to those who are. What about paper boys? Are they still around? At least in some big cities I am familiar with, the newspapers delivery people are adult men who cover huge territories using trucks and vans to do the deliveries. As opposed to a kid on a bicycle covering just his neighborhood.
3 posted on 06/02/2017 4:10:20 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ForYourChildren
A city ordinance in Gardendale, Ala.

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.

4 posted on 06/02/2017 4:11:03 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: ForYourChildren

Conditioning children to always ask government permission before doing ANYTHING.....

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5 posted on 06/02/2017 4:11:32 PM PDT by GraceG ("It's better to have all the Right Enemies, that it is to have all the Wrong Friends.")
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To: ForYourChildren

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...

5.56mm


6 posted on 06/02/2017 4:16:34 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: ForYourChildren

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.”


7 posted on 06/02/2017 4:20:20 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Pollster1

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.


8 posted on 06/02/2017 4:25:12 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("¬ďIn America, we don¬ít worship government, we worship God.¬Ē" DJT)
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To: DoughtyOne

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.


9 posted on 06/02/2017 4:28:22 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Pollster1

The mow blow and go mafia ?


10 posted on 06/02/2017 4:31:35 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom Its a Joke friends)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
When I was teen, I had a lawn mowing business AND a paper route. During casual conversation I would let my paper customers know I also cut lawns....since I already demonstrated responsibility delivering papers many folks would have me cut their grass.

I averaged about $18 a week delivering papers.......I averaged that each yard I mowed.

11 posted on 06/02/2017 4:31:43 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy saints surrounded.)
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Squash entreprenuerialism before it takes root!


12 posted on 06/02/2017 4:32:20 PM PDT by smileyface (Things looking up in RED PA! I love President Trump!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Exactly why the movie Hoffa, starts out showing a bunch of trucks getting torched.


13 posted on 06/02/2017 4:32:41 PM PDT by Mark was here (Fake news = "Hands up ... Dont shoot")
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To: Repeat Offender

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.


14 posted on 06/02/2017 4:35:47 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (MAGA - DRAIN THE SWAMP ! - I love my online family of FReepers.)
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To: al baby

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.


15 posted on 06/02/2017 4:36:42 PM PDT by Jolla
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To: Jim 0216

Time to take some lawn business owners out behind the woodshed, and I’m not referencing the kids.


16 posted on 06/02/2017 4:37:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (May the Covfefe be with you...)
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To: ForYourChildren

What a bunch of A-HOLES..... but then the citizens stupidity causes this!...... SAD.


17 posted on 06/02/2017 4:37:59 PM PDT by high info voter (Liberal leftists would have "un-friended" Paul Revere!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
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.

He outdid me. I was threatened by union goons when I was 15 y/o, but never by a private business.

18 posted on 06/02/2017 4:38:38 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: M Kehoe

That’s about right.


19 posted on 06/02/2017 4:42:06 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: ForYourChildren

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..


20 posted on 06/02/2017 4:45:35 PM PDT by arthurus
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