Politics State & National News Uh… is this mic on? Take 2 November 9, 2011 Obama Taxes Christmas. And everyone in Whoville is really upset. How come his people didn’t see that one coming? Read more. 3 Comments You Might Also Like Early Voting Total as of 8/25/06 pm August 25, 2006 Who was M.J. Menge? February 8, 2007 Gaetz: Northwest Florida Fares Well In State Budget May 7, 2014 Eric November 10, 2011 at 10:06 am All tree growers didn’t see it as good for them. http://www.google.com/search?q=christmas+tree+tax&hl=en&rlz=1T4SKPT_enUS417US417&prmd=imvnsu&source=univ&tbm=nws&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=y_S7TsjRLoKatwfz1sSgBw&ved=0CDYQqAI&biw=1107&bih=455 The above is from ABC news, someone between heritage foundation and huffington post in their news slant. Does anyone really think a business owner wants the gov’t to tax them and market their goods and services? Not unless there are major subsidies involved. Even the Obundler administration saw the stupidity of taxing Christmas and withdrew this laughable proposal. Eric November 9, 2011 at 8:30 pm Glad to see the administration has their fingers on the pulse of what’s important in this country. Lori Wallace November 9, 2011 at 7:41 pm http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-1109-christmas-tree-wars-20111109,0,2983619.story The Heritage Foundation vs. a reliable news source. It’s your choice. I’ll go with reliable: “By taxing themselves, growers will raise $2 million a year for ads promoting the merits of real, live trees. Or, at least, trees that once were living, as opposed to the artificial kind that have seized an increasing share of the holiday market.” “Akin to similar programs that promote milk, beef and cotton, the Christmas tree program will impose on U.S. domestic producers and importers an initial fee of 15 cents per tree.” “After three years, growers and importers will vote on whether to continue the program.” I really don’t see the problem here. This group of people decided this tax was good for their business. Cheers!