March 08, 2005
Technocratic Terror

My God! People... people are actually buying and selling things to each other without government regulation or oversight! This... this cannot be! This is impossible! Government is good! Government keeps people safe! Without it, there would be disorder, chaos, hysteria! Hurry, dear legislatures, hurry with us to fix this... this... debacle!!! After all, nothing is more rational, more safe, more good, than government regulation:

Ohio residents selling goods on eBay would have to get a license and be bonded under a law set to go into effect May 2, although authors of the legislation vow to make changes before that date to exempt individuals.
Besides costing $200 and posting a $50,000 bond, the license requires a one-year apprenticeship to a licensed auctioneer, acting as a bid-caller in 12 auctions, attending an approved auction school, passing a written and oral exam. Failure to get a license could result in the seller being fined up to $1,000 and jailed for a maximum of 90 days.

Because we all know how important acting as a bid caller is to an E-bay auction. Now, tell me again why government is always the first choice to solve a problem?

Posted by scott at March 08, 2005 08:53 AM

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Gotta love the fact that the primary author of that bill is a republican. Yup, he sure is for smaller government alright.

Posted by: Joshua on March 8, 2005 09:06 AM

You go Joshua! This congress scares me to death. I am past the point of terror on Geo. Jr. At least he can't make laws all by himself, at least not yet anyway.

Posted by: Pat on March 8, 2005 09:22 AM
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