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.
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.....
the farmers asked for but the republicans will turn it into taxes going up
More bad taxes, from Oabma and company.
"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?