It ain’t what it used to be.
It is why a kid opening a lemonade stand can be in violation of a half-dozen ordinances enforced by a platoon of briefcase-wielding bureaucrats (whose wages are paid by the taxpayer), and watch his/her parents be dragged off in handcuffs. Regulation, and the regulators, from the EPA to the IRS to Health and Human Services, have become decidedly punitive rather than providing guidance.
Tyranny around every corner? Yep. But sometimes you can find it in the fine print. Obamacare, anyone?
H/T Lisa S!