Christmas, by Congress: Members mull a 15-cent tax on trees

December 6, 2013

It’s that time of year again — the Christmas tree tax has reared.

Congressional members are mulling a 15-cent tax on fresh Christmas trees, a small but significant line-item mention in the current farm bill weaving through the House, the Heritage Foundation reported in its blog, The Foundry.

This isn’t the first time Congress has tried to impose the fee. A couple years ago, members broached the topic and brought forth a tax measure — but they were beaten back by negative press and public outcry.

But the tax proposal is back again. This time, the fee would come courtesy of the farm bill’s establishment of a Christmas Tree Promotion Board, with a mission “to enhance the image of Christmas trees and the Christmas tree industry in the United States,” The Foundry reported.

Funding for the board would come by way of a 15 cent tax on all Christmas trees — a fee that would more than likely be passed from tree growers and sellers onto buyers.

  • Jerry999

    Are you kidding me, a tax on Christmas trees? How about deporting the 12 million illegal aliens in the country. How about cutting the Food Stamp roles from 47 million to the 19 million they were at the beginning of the current administration? 20% of federal prisoners are illegal aliens and 27% of CA prisoners are illegal aliens. And Obama wants to give all the illegals here Amnesty. And tax Christmas Trees.

  • Sarrah Goldblume
  • jim

    Its not the democrate that are proposing this its the retarded do nothing repubcants.

    • Thomas Viveiros

      The only retards are libtards like yourself and your fellow communist DemocRAT tax raising and overspending DemocRATs Jim . Now bow to your no good lazy smelly muzzie master

  • Thomas Viveiros

    How about a stench tax on all no good lazy smelly muzzies and DemocRATs

  • antiliberalcryptonite

    How about a tax on tea? Or on menorahs? Or on turbins? Or on burkas?

    • CTH

      How about a tax on idiocy? That way the democraps would pay for the whole cost of the big government they crave.


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