The problem with this whole thing is that our illustrious government is being disingenuous (that’s liberal talk for liar).
On top of all the other new taxes this year, local, state and federal and the new taxes we hear they want to enact such as the fat tax, you know tax anything that is not healthy- soda, hamburgers etc, etc. This Christmas tree tax is both a sham and hypocritical.
The sham part is that The National Christmas Tree Association with a membership of about 5,100 and an industry that only employees about 100,000 people say they need $5,250,000 in a new tax on the 35 million trees they sell each year. (Data from the University of Illinois and the National Christmas Tree Association) Who will manage the money, well the board of directors of The National Christmas Tree Association of course, another lobbyist group. Yep, that’s what we need richer lobbyists funneling more taxpayer dollars back into political candidates who pass laws to payoff lobbyists. Kinda reminds me of that 100 euro note floating around a small Irish town.
There is no Christmas tree problem. Want to know what the problem really is; it’s a lack of Christians you know the folks who buy, what, oh yeah Christmas trees. Why? Well who’s being allowed to legally immigrate to the U S? Muslims, atheists, all of Obama’s family from Kenya, and God only knows who else. About the only way we get any new Christians in this country is illegally across our southern border.
Oh yeah, and hypocritical, no not them we still have a Christmas tree on the White House lawn, but God forbid there are any at schools, or the local town hall, or at the store, or the mall, or anywhere else two or more citizens might congregate.
I am a Christian, but I do not celebrate Christmas (a pagan holiday adopted by the early Church to promote tree sales, I think) so the $.15 doesn’t mean a thing to me, it’s the lies that pi-s me off. And, what’s next, oh yeah a penis tax based on annual estimated use. Oh and we’ll use Congressmen as the baseline of utilization after all they are sc—wing 300,000,000 people a day. That way we can keep the tax rate low utilize the volume and no one will notice.