obama's christmas tree tax

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  1. del
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    you really can't make shit this stupid up. fee free to defend it; i could use a laugh

    "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)."

    because you know, without the government, no one would buy a christmas tree. :rofl:

    Obama Couldn't Wait: His New Christmas Tree Tax

    wtf?
     
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    Reparations for the War on Christmas?
     
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    armaments more likely :)

    j/k
     
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    Ha!
     
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    they're going to be used to expand the market.

    get your 4th of july tree before they're gone. :eek:
     
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    This has got to be an article from the onion or something.

    Why on earth would we need to strengthen the position in the market for the Christmas tree? Isn't that the job of those who sell Christmas trees?

    Not only that, but doesn't this create huge First Amendment issues? The Federal Government trying to promote CHRISTMAS TREES? And they are going to TAX CHRISTMAS TREES? I could make an argument against this with both the Establishment clause and the Free exercise clause with current case law.

    Seriously, this has to be a joke because I can't fathom that the Administration would be this blatantly stupid.
     
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    really?

    think about it. this is the same admin that apparently thought selling guns to mexican criminals in arizona was a great idea.

    do you want to rethink your statement?
     
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    You gotta be on your toes when the liberal media cooperates with the administration. A tax becomes a promotion and a new federal board of Christmas trees seems like a good idea. The world is upside down under liberalism.
     
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    good point. I concede.
     
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    This is an attack against Charlie Brown Christmas Trees...class warfare run amok.
     
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