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Comment Re:For those not paying attention.... (Score 1) 456

Why is it within the government's power to say "you can't make money unless you pay for a license to make money first"? Taxes are one thing--you pay a portion of what you make. Business license fees are just a naked cash grab, and you have to pay them whether you make a dime of income or not on your "business".

All licensing fees like this do is help the big guy and punish the little guy. Erecting barriers to entry makes it so the little guy can't get into the market and compete with the established players. That just encourage the established players to sit on their hands and stop innovating or pleasing their customers, because hey--nobody is going to come along and take their market share away, because the government has helpfully erected barriers to prevent that.

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