Persembe Peeves

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 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 … [to] enhance the image of Christmas trees and the Christmas tree industry in the United States.”


I guess we should thank our lucky stars it isn’t $3.75 Billion.

5 thoughts on “Persembe Peeves

  1. I thought they were all for banning ReligiousObservance Trees? Should they not, like, raise taxes to help stamp these things out? Don’t they, like, contribute to the increase in house fires ‘n such? I mean, whoa?

  2. Yeah, yet another new tax, and one you’re not supposed to notice.

    Hey, $3.75 million bucks in brandy-new fresh revenue ain’t chump change even for the Feds.

    Late breaking news is that blowback today caused the Administration to say it’s just a “proposed” tax and they will delay implementation and revisit it.

  3. I’m convinced this tax was just a trial balloon to see if the executive branch could get away with imposing a tax that was not congressionally mandated. Either that or a distraction to help us miss some other SERIOUS screwing they are setting us up for.

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