ARE OVER-REACHING LOCAL GOVTS RESPONSIBLE FOR SLACKER KIDS?

Given how many cities/towns/counties stop kids from having lemonade stands and now stopping kids from looking for sidewalks to shovel in order to make some cash, I’d have to agree.

Especially as it’s NJ, probably the highest taxed state in the union. Can’t have kids taking money from union goons can we? Or municipalities from raking in cash for mandating “business licenses”, eh?

School was closed for the blizzard that wasn’t, but there was still enough snow on the ground that two high school seniors thought they could make a few extra bucks.

In the process, Matt Molinari and Eric Schnepf, both 18, also learned a valuable lesson about one of the costs of doing business: government regulations.

The two friends were canvasing a neighborhood near this borough’s border with Bridgewater early Monday evening, handing out fliers promoting their service, when they were pulled over by police and told to stop.

The story was shared on a popular Bound Brook Facebook group by a resident who saw Schnepf being questioned by police after coming to his door.

“Are you kidding me? Our generation does nothing but complain about his generation being lazy and not working for their money,” he wrote on Bound Brook NJ Events’ page. “Here’s a couple kids who take the time to print up flyers, walk door to door in the snow, and then shovel snow for some spending money. And someone calls the cops and they’re told to stop?”

Bound Brook, like many municipalities in the state and country, has a law against unlicensed solicitors and peddlers.

Despite the rule, however, Police Chief Michael Jannone said the two young businessmen were not arrested or issued a ticket, and that the police’s concern was about them being outside during dangerous conditions, not that they were unlicensed.

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3 Responses to ARE OVER-REACHING LOCAL GOVTS RESPONSIBLE FOR SLACKER KIDS?

  1. bobf says:

    That’s how they foster government dependency.

  2. dekare says:

    The cop told them to stop because he was concerned That two EIGHTEEN YOUR OLD HIGH SCHOOLERS WERE OUTSIDE IN DANGEROUS CONDITIONS……BUUULLLLSHIIITTTT.

    Since when is snow a dangerous condition? Yes, we all must take care when out in the snow…or the sun, or overcast days or wherever you are. If snow and cold are dangerous, maybe we should clearout all the nothern states altogether. Send everyone to Florida. Hell, send em to cuba now, since it is now open for business.

    Commie controlling fuckwads

  3. dekare says:

    And don’t get me started on the asswad that called the cops to begin with. I used to mow lawns when I was a youngster, and went door to door begging for work. I learned the value of hard work and the reward that goes with it.
    our kids should have the same chances.

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