Government Gets In The Way
I bought a car. I wrote about it. It's a 1991 Toyota. It runs great but the guy's girlfriend was going to sell it to him but instead he sold it to me. She already put his name on the title. Maryland MVA says that means he has to transfer the title (it's titled in Virginia too) into his name first, then he can sign it over to me. In other words the snotty hussy at the MVA said I will have to find alternative transportation for the next month until Virginia gets the seller a title in his name that he can sign over to me.
Every day millions of mindless regulations stop or hinder economic activity in this manner. In my case we will have to burn twice as much gasoline because my son will have to drive me to work, come back home then return to pick me up at 12:30am. Naturally this means I'll have to pay the government twice as much gas tax to do this little regulatory work-around until I achieve compliance. Isn't that CONVENIENT?