No new taxes, right? The acting administrator of Agricultural Marketing David R. Shipman announced a new federal tax of 15 cents per tree on Christmas Trees to pay for a new Christmas Tree Promotion Board. Tree farmers sell about 25-30 million real Christmas trees in the U.S. each year
Radio guy said we should call our Congress Critter and Senators. I would but they are all ultra liberal drinkers of the Obama Kool-Aid.
The Board will 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 … [to] enhance the image of Christmas trees and the Christmas tree industry in the United States.”
THREE POINT SEVEN FIVE MILLION DOLLARS.
I guess we should thank our lucky stars it isn’t $3.75 Billion.