Yes, you read that right.
In effect,that's what they've done.
Unless, of course, you want to write a check for a quarter.
In a new law that could put every trading post, Goodwill, flea market, garage sale and Craigslist merchant in the state of Louisiana out of business, a bipartisan group of elected representatives has opted to ban all cash payments for the buying and selling of used goods.
Though House Bill 195 was intended to make it easier to track the sales of stolen goods by giving police a paper trail to follow. As such, lawmakers have required second-hand sales be made with credit cards, paper checks, electronic transfer or money orders.
It was signed into law on July 1, but flew so far under the radar that practically nobody in the media noticed until this week, when Louisiana’s KLFY Eyewitness News 10 put a spotlight on the new rules and their likely impacts on local business...House Bill 195 was intended to make it easier to track the sales of stolen goods by giving police a paper trail to follow.
WTF? Did they think that one through?
So let me get this straight.
If you have a bake sale at a church rummage sale, the bake sale is legal but the rummage sale is a bust?
Unless, like I said, you wanna write a check for a quarter.
Then there's Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan,which calls for a 9% tax on poor people's FOOD...but not used goods.
Which means that poor people, to avoid the tax, would have to buy used food.
So therefore, in Louisiana, it would be illegal to sell puke or shit unless you pay for it with a check.
Sometimes, they just write themselves.