Christmas Tree Tax or Why The National Christmas Tree Association Are a Bunch of Imbeciles

11 Nov

In the grand scheme of things, this is fairly low on the totem pole, but amid all of the news stories, I have heard no one ask the simplest question. If the National Christmas Tree Association needs help to win the marketing war against artificial trees, why don’t the growers voluntarily contribute funds to the Association to hire a PR fund? Why does the Federal Govenment need to be involved at all? The following is an excerpt from Yahoo News

The Christmas tree farmers sought the levy. They have been hit by the increase in popularity of artificial and plastic trees over the past several decades, and they want to find a way to keep their businesses — mostly small family farms — going.”I think with this program, it is going to be a positive and build up our business,” said Sherry Severt Taylor, the daughter of the owner of Severt Trees in Elk Creek, Va. Severt has tree farms in Virginia and North Carolina. “Individually, we can’t afford this exposure. But as a collective group, it’s going to help, and we need this help because of the artificial trees,” Taylor added.

Clearly Ms. Taylor has inhaled too much pine fresh scent. Seems to me that what she is saying that they don’t have desire to manage this process on their own, so like too many gimme gimme Americans, they want the government to do it for them. But Merry Christmas to you too, America, we get yet another government agency – The Christmas Tree Promotion Board. No, I’m not kidding. Read this post by Senator Jim DeMint Crony Capitalism, Capitalism, Christmas Trees, and the Stupidest Tax of All TIme

This is nothing more than another progressive encroachment into everyone’s life. Standing by for the tax and government agencies to promote Menorahs and Kwanzaa Kinaras….


Posted by on November 11, 2011 in politics


2 responses to “Christmas Tree Tax or Why The National Christmas Tree Association Are a Bunch of Imbeciles

  1. P. Henry Saddleburr

    November 11, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Kwaanza Kinara? I think I sat next to her in the fifth grade. Seriously. What is a Kwaanza Kinara?

    That the Xmas tree lobby would think that this is a good idea makes me want to buy a synthetic, kevlar, nonbiodegradable tree that looks like a swiffer duster..

    On second thought. I’m off to a sweet little beachfront hotel on Tortola for the holidays.

    Let me know how that holiday decorating thing works out for you.

  2. Martin M. McMartin

    November 12, 2011 at 5:37 am

    It looks like the sunshine from Heritage and Drudge (and DTN) may have killed this BS, I wonder what other taxes have been created by unelected bureaucrats that we have not yet discovered.ABC’s Jake Tapper, yeah hard to believe,reported on it in this excerpt from an article in the Sunshine State News post

    “The good news is that this Christmas story has a happy ending, at least for now. Not 24 hours after Heritage posted its report, the Obama administration decided to delay its Christmas tree tax while the Department of Agriculture reconsiders its order, as ABC’s Jake Tapper reported. But what’s troubling is that, had this story not come to light, and had Americans not spoken out, yet another tax — another mandate from the federal government — would have been imposed on industry and the American people without their knowledge.”


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