What tree growers want for Christmas: a 'tax'
November 9th, 2011
04:15 PM ET
3 years ago

What tree growers want for Christmas: a 'tax'

New York (CNNMoney) - Yes, Virginia, there was supposed to be a Christmas tree "tax" - and it's just what the people who will pay the tax wanted. But its fate is as up in the air as Santa's sleigh at midnight.

The Obama administration is backing a plan requiring U.S. Christmas tree growers to pay 15 cents per natural tree sold; imported producers will pay 20 cents per tree. The revenue would go exclusively toward a program that will research and promote fresh-cut Christmas trees in the United States.

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  1. Sniffit

    The farmers themselves asked for it and yet....queue the "war on Xmas" nonsense from the Pat Robertson worshipping fundamentalist religio-fascist hyperventilators...in 3...2....1.....

    November 9, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  2. gg

    the farmers asked for but the republicans will turn it into taxes going up

    November 9, 2011 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    More bad taxes, from Oabma and company.

    November 9, 2011 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  4. The Greedy Old Pigs have lost their minds!

    "More bad taxes, from Oabma and company."

    What are you, twelve? How in the world can you get worked up about a tax for a specific goal and approved by those paying it?

    November 9, 2011 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |