Small story, big problem. Pretty describes all that is wrong with America (and its worse in other countries). Washington is killing jobs and state and local governments can often times be even worse.
My challenge to the anti-business and anti-free market liberals is this, can you name all the laws you would be breaking if you just got up off your couch and started a successful lemonade stand? The right answer is No you can't. You can't do that today and you can't even name all the laws you would be breaking.
These kids were not only selling worms but also had a sign! The sign said something like, 'worms for sale'. OMG Are they licensed? Is the area commercially zoned? What about sales tax forms, income tax, hiring practices, minimum wage laws, underage workers, parking?
In Minneapolis around Christmas time at twenty degrees below zero, they shut down a church operation supplying free winter coats to the poor for a zoning violation. And no one cares much or does anything about it.
Maybe we could legalize the worm trade, lemonade stands and under age lawn mowing libertarian matters before we legalize meth, let armed robbers out of prison early or restore felons' voting rights.