Theodore's World: Obama Couldn’t Wait: His New Christmas Tree Tax

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November 09, 2011

Obama Couldn’t Wait: His New Christmas Tree Tax

( MUSLIM FREAK ) Obama Couldn’t Wait: His New Christmas Tree Tax


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).

To pay for the new Federal Christmas tree image improvement and marketing program, the Department of Agriculture imposed a 15-cent fee on all sales of fresh Christmas trees by sellers of more than 500 trees per year (7 CFR 1214.52). And, of course, the Christmas tree sellers are free to pass along the 15-cent Federal fee to consumers who buy their Christmas trees.

Acting Administrator Shipman had the temerity to say the 15-cent mandatory Christmas tree fee “is not a tax nor does it yield revenue for the Federal government” (76 CFR 69102). The Federal government mandates that the Christmas tree sellers pay the 15-cents per tree, whether they want to or not. The Federal government directs that the revenue generated by the 15-cent fee goes to the Board appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out the Christmas tree program established by the Secretary of Agriculture. Mr. President, that’s a new 15-cent tax to pay for a Federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees.

Wild Thing's comment......

It's a tax that targets ONLY Christians. I mean, how many muslims are putting up Christmas trees?


Posted by Wild Thing at November 9, 2011 03:55 AM


This can't possibly be true.

If it is, this is government taxation gone amok.

Just one more petty example of the central planners and an intrusive federal government meddling in something it should have nothing to do about.

Have we now a Christmas tree Czar ?

Are we soon to see a tax on Menorahs, Valentines, Easter bunnies, Thanksgiving Day turkeys ?

How long before the 15 cent tax becomes $1.50 ?

A larger question… just who and where on Earth are the 42% of Americans that support the policies of this administration ? It just can be.

Is there no limit to the continued deliberate incremental destructive confiscation of the private sector by this administration ?

We must continue to assert that we want a LIMITED federal government by charter, nothing else.

Posted by: Carlos at November 9, 2011 10:32 AM

He speaks of the beauty of the hell shriek of the Muslim Call to Prayer and then seeks to control Christmas Trees. Christmas Tree Quality does not need Federal Help it is just fine.
May I suggest a 25 cent tax on every call to prayer live or recorded for the identification and prevention of radicalized Muslims. There is an important quality improvement.

Posted by: Avitar at November 9, 2011 11:39 AM

...First, it's a HOLIDAY tree, your Christian zealots! And do not forget to adorn your holiday tree with ornaments depicting Chairman Mao and some other interesting images the way Obamugabe's White House did. Have a politically correct Winter Solstice......

Posted by: Willy at November 9, 2011 12:35 PM

obama is a Marxist and a muslim. There can be no more doubt about this.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at November 9, 2011 10:04 PM

I thought only Congress, the Legislative Branch of Government, had the power to tax? Since when can a "department" levy a tax?

Posted by: BobF at November 9, 2011 10:36 PM

You ALL are awesome!! Thank you for your kindness, friendship and input.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 10, 2011 04:10 AM

I would support a tax to pay for the tree that will have this administration hanging from its branches.

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at November 11, 2011 12:12 PM