Saturday, June 04, 2011

You Think I'm Kidding About Statism and "Licensing" ?

"The State, the State, the State........." (NOT what MacArthur said, for a good reason)

...He wanted to help. His schedule for Monday, May 23, was wide open. And, since he operates Custom Cut, a tree trimming business here, he figured his services could be put to good use.

“I thought it would be the perfect chance to help,” he said. “I knew there would be people needing help.”

He was right. By 10:30 a.m. Monday, he was signing paperwork with the Urban League to be a volunteer. He signed a waiver, hopped back into his truck and headed off to help out. The Urban Homeworks sent along a couple volunteers with him, too.

...He and the volunteers got to work on homes where the resident didn’t have insurance.

“We were removing stuff so people could get out of their driveways and out of their doors,” he said. “The place was a pretty big disaster.”

What happened next shocked Haege.

A city inspector arrived at the scene. She told Haege he had to leave. Immediately.

“You have to leave right now,” the inspector told Haege. “You’re not licensed to be here.”

...Haege got more bad news in the mail Wednesday afternoon. He received a $275 fine from the City of Minneapolis

There's a word for "City Inspectors" like that. It's a compound noun, beginning with "chicken" and ending with the letters "ers".

HT: Agitator

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