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Obama imposes a Christmas tree tax

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


Added: Nov-8-2011 Occurred On: Nov-8-2011
By: Bob_Lablaw
Tags: Christmas tree tax, big government
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