You are right. I think most people want to be the leader of the pack. The only problem with that is, we would be all chiefs and no indians> Yes, it used to be easy to start up a little business without all the permits, inspections, certifications and licenses! Think about those for a moment. What does that mean to you??? They ALL cost money! These cities got smart and realized THEY could make money without lifting a finger!!! Even a simple garage Sale on your own property, you have to have a permit!! $25.00 a smack!!! A person is almost in the poor house before he ever got the business off the ground, not the mention all the time spend taking their damn tests to see if you are qualified to RUN a business! I guess we didn't see it coming! We allowed the cities authorities to introduce all these permits etc on top of the regular city taxes we already pay!! It's not just the money they make off us, but it's a form of control! Check out what this government is doing to us now, only on a bigger scale!!!! All they have to do is slap a tax on something, and the government and the cities get richer and we get poorer. They run circles around the MAFIA and get away with it, cos they proclaim their "protection" money LEGAL!!!! They are nothing but crooks. They say these taxes and fees collected, are for the good of the population!! Do BONUSES help the public? Do tearing down old city halls and building new ones with our tax money benefit us? Do these so-called seminars they hold all over the country in expensive hotels, paid for with our tax money, help us??? Of course not!!! We were duped! Just like this entity who calls himself President! HE should have been required to pay for a license and take a test to see if HE was qualified to run a country! The only way this country is going to get back on it's feet, is for the authorities, State and Government, to back off gouging the public of their hard earned money, and give us so breathing room!