God help us. (how many times before he says "I heard you the last 100 times, I keep telling ya, all it's up to you people, not me...")
Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operate |UPDATED FRIDAY as you knew damn well the liberal loon government there in OR would be apologizing almost immediately, but our practice here is not to accept them because they're so frequent they've become useless> They wore out the 'apology' just like they've worn out the word "racist" and the concept of 'racism' for that matter.
"It's hardly unusual to hear small-business owners gripe about licensing requirements or complain that heavy-handed regulations are driving them into the red.
So when Multnomah County shut down an enterprise last week for operating without a license, you might just sigh and say, there they go again.
Except this entrepreneur was a 7-year-old named Julie Murphy. Her business was a lemonade stand at the Last Thursday monthly art fair in Northeast Portland. The government regulation she violated? Failing to get a $120 temporary restaurant license.
Turns out that kids' lemonade stands -- those constants of summertime -- are supposed to get a permit in Oregon, particularly at big events that happen to be patrolled regularly by county health inspectors.
'I understand the reason behind what they're doing and it's a neighborhood event, and they're trying to generate revenue,' said Jon Kawaguchi, environmental health supervisor for the Multnomah County Health Department. 'But we still need to put the public's health first.'continued at OregonLive.com:
Oregon County Apologizes to 7-Year-Old Girl After Saying She Can't Have Lemonade Stand