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There has got to be a better way

Back in July, TheBlaze brought you the story of Nathan Duszynski, a 13-year-old Michigan boy who started his own business to raise cash for his disabled parents. Unfortunately, before he barely got his hot dog stand running, local authorities slammed him with operating fees and nearly shut down his business.

Now the kid has to deal with paying for health permits.

Oh, yeah, the kid also lives in a homeless shelter with his mother and the stand is their only source of reliable income.

Now, we completely understand the need for health permits. We get it. If there weren’t some sort of standards in place to guard consumers against dangerous and/or possibly fatal foodstuffs, things could get awfully dangerous awfully fast.

But do the fees have to be so pricey? Surely, there is a way this can be done without, you know, discouraging (or even barring) a 13-year-old entrepreneur from trying to care for his parents.

13-Year-Old and Family Behind MI Hot Dog Stand Now Homeless — And Gov’t Regs Continue to Strain Income

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