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Old 11-09-2011, 11:09 AM   #1
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Obama Couldn't Wait: His New Christmas Tree Tax

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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.
I guess the Christmas tree industry needs marketing help from Uncle Sam.
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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WTF, is this idiot thinking. Christmas tree promotion really. What a dumb ass. More welfare state jobs.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:07 PM   #3
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Here's the whole story....

Christmas tree program gets green light - chicagotribune.com


Do you think the president just sits up there and says "What new tax can we sneak in today?!?"

This initiative was started and supported by American Christmas Tree Farmers:

By 70%!

And seriously 15 cent tax on something you buy once a year? Well worth the price if more American Chrsitmas Trees are sold then the artificial Chinese ones.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:11 PM   #4
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Typical democrat logic.

1. We need to sell more christmas trees-
2. People will buy more if we improve their image-
3. To do that we need a campaign-
4. Campaigns cost money so-
5. We must TAX people!
6. I've got it, we can tax Christmas trees! Everyone buys those things!

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Old 11-09-2011, 02:32 PM   #5
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Typical democrat logic.

1. We need to sell more christmas trees-


..and then TAX! How weird.
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:18 PM   #6
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And seriously 15 cent tax on something you buy once a year? Well worth the price if more American Chrsitmas Trees are sold then the artificial Chinese ones.
Exactly. I don't understand all the whining. I guess you could complain that nickle and diming the US citizens adds up, and ultimately hurts the pocket, but then again - there are far bigger things that we could be complaining about than 15 cents on a 1 time (annually) expense.
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:23 PM   #7
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I want less tax, not more. I want smaller government, not bigger.

I don't want the government to try and solve all problems. They are inefficient and inept. That is all.

I am not whining.
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:27 PM   #8
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Remember in the ancient times when civilized men wanted lower taxes? Ah the good old days.
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Exactly. I don't understand all the whining. I guess you could complain that nickle and diming the US citizens adds up, and ultimately hurts the pocket, but then again - there are far bigger things that we could be complaining about than 15 cents on a 1 time (annually) expense.
Like you say, I think its more the accumulative nature of taxes that frustrates people. For example (bare in mind this is from a UK perspective) we get charged up to 40% tax on income, then 20% tax on anything bought, then around 40% (I think, could be wrong) on money that WE OWN and want to pass onto our loved ones upon death and now you have to pay an effing Christmas tree tax! This is a fairly minimal tax, I can see people's anger with it when it's a fairly minimal tax to go alongside other taxes in a whole long stream of tax fuelled living. And you guys don't even get a free health service!

That's a lot of the uses of the word 'tax' in one paragraph.
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It never stops at one tax. Less government please.
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