Obama regime’s Agriculture Department imposes new tax on fresh Christmas trees
Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree, the Obama regime taxes thee! It’s almost Christmas time, so what a better gift to those who celebrate it then to tax them if they get fresh Christmas trees right? Obama is now known as the grinch who taxed Christmas. According to the Heritage Foundation (via Fox Nation) the Obama regime’s Agriculture Department today announced that it will impose a new tax on all fresh Christmas trees. Why the new tax? The Christmas Tree Tax is being used to support a new federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees. :eyeroll:
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 industry’s 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).