Tyranny: Family in Missouri Fined by USDA for Selling Too Many Rabbits, Faces Whopping $4 Million in Government Fines « Frugal Café Blog Zone

Tyranny: Family in Missouri Fined by USDA for Selling Too Many Rabbits, Faces Whopping $4 Million in Government Fines

Posted By on May 20, 2011

A family in Missouri faces paying the government fines of up to $4 million for selling too many bunnies in a year

 

Thinking of selling some rabbits as a supplemental income source for a bit more pocket change to add to your family’s dwindling budget?

If you live in Missouri, better think again.

Bob McCarty at Big Government reports on jaw-dropping government tyranny — it’s a thorough piece, an excellent reporting job on the insidious power-grabbing, out-of-control USDA mandates in the casual home selling of dwarf bunnies by an average family. No warning, no second chances, all over an obscure, arbitrary law.

Here’s the opening:

Almost nine months after a Missouri dairy was ordered to stop selling cheese made from raw milk, I share details of another hare-raising story from the Show-Me State: John Dollarhite and his wife Judy of tiny Nixa, Mo., have been told by the USDA that, by Monday, they must pay a fine exceeding $90,000. If they don’t pay that fine, they could face additional fines of almost $4 million. Why? Because they sold more than $500 worth of bunnies — $4,600 worth to be exact — in a single calendar year.

SHOCKING.

Read the entire article — if this doesn’t make your blood bubble and boil, I don’t know what will.

The family should have considered blatant tax dodging instead — that worked out far better for unscrupulous members of Team Obama.

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