State-Sponsored Poverty

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

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Washington, D.C., Has Four Layers of Bureaucracy to Protect Against Rogue Shoe-Shiners:
http://rare.us/story/washington-d-c-has-four-layers-of-bureaucracy-to-protect-against-rogue-shoe-shiners/

Shining shoes seems like a relatively low-risk occupation. (Heck, even Andy Dwyer can do it.)

Not so, says the city government of Washington, D.C., where would-be shoe shiners have to acquire no fewer than four licenses, with fees totaling at least $337 to get into business. Oh, and if you want to shine shoes on the sidewalk, cough up another $1,200 for a two-year permit.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: State-Sponsored poverty.

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