New Jersey and Wisconsin are engaging in corruption by making it impossible for cooks to sell their baked goods at local markets or from home, claims a stunning new report by Real Clear Politics.
Courteney Wilds, a 50 year-old baker from New Jersey, found that she had a hit with her cinnamon rolls at dinner and dessert parties. But when she tried to go into business selling the rolls, she was hit with potential bills of 5 figures in fees and licensing, and ordered to invest in a large professional kitchen.
There is only one bakery in Woodridge, Wilds’ town of residence. It is believed that the restrictions are in place to preserve a virtual monopoly for the larger business.
Wisconsin is also an offender, keeping absurd restrictions on Bed & Breakfast businesses such as allowing them to sell pickles but not muffins or other food not in cans.