Obama Never Met A Tax He Didn’t Like

Obama Couldn’t Wait: His New Christmas Tree Tax

David S.

November 8, 2011 at 6:15 pm

President Obama’s Agriculture Department today announced
that it will impose a new 15-cent charge on all fresh Christmas trees—the
Christmas Tree Tax—to 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 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).

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But what if I call it a Holiday Tree, do I pay the tax?  What about Minoras?  How about Kwanza Candles/

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