Our collectivist rulers still have some work to do if they are going to root out the last remnants of the entrepreneurial spirit that built the country they are currently looting and dismantling. Right in the adopted home of a carpetbagging socialist Senator who went on to become Secretary of State, children were caught engaging in activities motivated by profit:
A politician in a New York suburb called police on two 13-year-old boys for selling cupcakes and other baked goods without a permit, according to a report Monday.
DeMarchis, Graff and two other friends, Zachary Bass and Daniel Katz, had hoped they would make enough money to open a restaurant, the paper said, adding that they made $120 on their first day.
The Journal News in Westchester County said the boys, Andrew DeMarchis and Kevin Graff, had a brisk business selling cupcakes, cookies, brownies and Rice Krispie treats for $1 each in a Chappaqua park.
However, New Castle [which includes Chappaqua] Councilman Michael Wolfensohn called the police after discovering the sale was not for charity, the newspaper said.
Kevin’s mother, Laura Graff, said the teens were “good kids” who were scared by the police call.
“I am shocked and sad for the boys. It was such a great idea, and they worked hard at it,” Laura Graff, Kevin’s mother, told The Journal News. “But then some Town Board member decided to get on his high horse and wreck their dreams.”
The restaurant dream came crashing down when the kids were busted for selling on town property without a license, which costs up to $350 for two hours. Also, they’d better have a $1 million insurance certificate before they pull anything like this again.
Let this be a lesson to any kids who think wealth is to be created, rather than redistributed by bureaucrats — and don’t try selling lemonade either.