Presenting the Nanny of the Month for June, 2011

Posted by: Phineas on July 2, 2011 at 2:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

This is one case where I was ahead of the good folks at Reason.TV. The Nanny of the Month award-winner for June is the Montgomery County, MD, bureaucrat who fined children $500 for running a lemonade stand without a permit:

I covered the story a couple of weeks ago, but now, having seen the video, don’t those kids look like dangerous scofflaws?

And this wasn’t the first time the government has gone after lemonade stands run by cute kids.

I suspect a conspiracy. Or stupidity.

Definitely stupidity.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. foxmuldar says:

    Liberals think government is the only one that knows whats best for kids and for all of us. Its why Obama and his socialist party continues to attack small business with all its regulations that prevent small businesses from hiring more workers.

    In a socialist state, everyone must be dependant on the government. We can’t have little kids breaking that rule now can we. how dare they try starting their own small business or lemonade stand.

  2. See, they’re not really so much after the kids and their lemonade stand, what they are concerned about is these abusive parents who are making their kids sit outside under the hot sun all day performing child slave labor so they, the parents, can pocket the profits under the table. Then they’ll use the proceeds not for the kids, but to buy socially irresponsible items such as alcohol, tobacco, and bullets. Some of these so-called parents probably make their poor kids mow the yard, wash the dishes and take out the trash, if the truth were known.

  3. Sefton says:

    It’s the new Prohibition. Before long we’ll be having neighborhood kids forming bootlegging operations and feds making raids on lemonade warehouses and stands, slapping handcuffs on the kids and pouring the lemonade into the streets.
    Eric Holder will team with the FBI to shut these kid corrupting organizations down, as soon as Obama signs the executive order.

  4. Coastal Eddie says:

    Perhaps enforcing these idiotic rules is like a dose of Viagra to bureau weenies.

  5. Mike in Baltimore says:

    Just one more example of the Montgomery county Leftist Nazi goverment squashing any and all capitalist notions. Then again, Monty County tried to ban smoking in your own home a few years ago. One of the ultimate nanny counties.

  6. Carlos says:

    Why, with vicious-looking criminals like that it’s amazing they still have any standing room only at the local jails!

    I know stupidity is a requirement for public office now, but these pieces of pig poop have taken stupidity to a new low.

  7. captaingrumpy says:

    Why aren’t those cute little criminals in jail ???