Sunday, August 8, 2010

Portland becomes (slightly) more business-friendly

Stops harassing 7 year old girl

"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 (prostrate yourself when you say that). The government regulation she violated? Failing to get a $120 temporary restaurant license."

Local citizens were outraged, but officials managed to extract their craniums from their rectums before the situation degenerated into insurrection. They're leaving little Julie alone now.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if this entrepreneur set up shop along the vauntes Portland streetcar line. hahaha


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