Skip to comments.Obama Couldn’t Wait: His New Christmas Tree Tax
Posted on 11/08/2011 4:34:44 PM PST by Driftwood1
President Obamas Agriculture Department today announced that it will impose a new 15-cent charge on all fresh Christmas treesthe Christmas Tree Taxto support a new Federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees.
In the Federal Register of November 8, 2011, Acting Administrator of Agricultural Marketing David R. Shipman announced that the Secretary of Agriculture will appoint a Christmas Tree Promotion Board. The purpose of the Board is to run a program of promotion, research, evaluation, and information designed to strengthen the Christmas tree industrys position in the marketplace; maintain and expend existing markets for Christmas trees; and to carry out programs, plans, and projects designed to provide maximum benefits to the Christmas tree industry (7 CFR 1214.46(n)). And the program of information is to include efforts to enhance the image of Christmas trees and the Christmas tree industry in the United States (7 CFR 1214.10).
To pay for the new Federal Christmas tree image improvement and marketing program, the Department of Agriculture imposed a 15-cent fee on all sales of fresh Christmas trees by sellers of more than 500 trees per year (7 CFR 1214.52). And, of course, the Christmas tree sellers are free to pass along the 15-cent Federal fee to consumers who buy their Christmas trees.
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You almost had me, that onion is something else.
The first year in 48 years I will have a fake tree. BHO, suck this! I’m keeping my 15 friggin’ 15 cents....beeotch!
Some things you just can’t make up.
Is this real life?
I was sure it was satire because the Federal government is not permitted to put the word Christmas in writing anywhere.
We have too many laws. I don’t think a man can get out of bed (or into one for that matter) without breaking a law.
Yes, Obozo will tax Christmas.
FUBO! I’m going to cut one of yours down!
So, let me see if I’ve got this right...the Socialists do all in they can to ban religious practices, observances, and displays from the public square, and then impose a tax on the American people to promote Christmas trees.
Makes perfect sense to me...ban it AND tax it.
Now someone please point out to me in their copy of the U.S. Constitution where it says the government is authorized levy a tax for Christmas trees.
Fourteen cents of which will go for administrative costs to run the program.
Please tell me this is satire.
This sounds like the scene in the movie “Dave” where he is looking for costs savings in the budget and asks the guy why they are paying $65 million dollars or something like that a year to make people feel good about the car they just BOUGHT!!! LOL.
This IS a joke, right?
more like 21 cents of which will go for administrative costs to run the program.
The only church Obama has ever been a member of , was the God Damn America one.
He is a muslim.
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