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?
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.