Congress Wants to Tax Your Christmas Tree

Christmas trees are pretty unpopular, right?

The House must think so, since its farm bill would pave the way to set up a Christmas Tree Promotion Board. Its purpose would be “to enhance the image of Christmas trees and the Christmas tree industry in the United States.”

And it would be funded by a 15-cent tax on fresh Christmas trees—which sellers are free to pass on to you, the Bob Cratchits of America.

A couple of years ago, after significant backlash—in large part due to the efforts of The Heritage Foundation—the Administration backed off and issued a stay of this tax. But now Congress could make the tax a reality as the House and Senate work out differences between their farm bills.

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http://blog.heritage.org/2013/12/06/congress-wants-tax-christmas-tree/

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When are these utter BULL SH-T "TAX" bills going to stop? We have an absolutely self servi9ng power mad Congress that thinks that they can TAX the very air that we breathe! THROW THESE WORTHLESS BUMS OUT! WAKE UP AMERICA!

Jonathon, RECALL...RECALL...RECALL, we just got rid of 3 of there worthless skunks here in Colorado....it works! Get organized and pass the word...it's something we can do NOW...AMERICA IS WAKING UP!

Sidenote...#3 to go was Evie Hudak (a gun grabber) RESIGNED a couple of days ago rather than face the recall....the Governor is next.

Keep the Faith!

I have been saying we need to recall from the president on down, but every one is just saying impeachment. That's congress job our is to recall now

Can we recall Obama, Reid and Palosi ? Let's not stop there recall all the dinosaurs and dead wood in State legislator and the Congress. This country has never been as screwed up as it is now. 

When the commies, Obama, and athiests expire.

The scariest sentence in the English language, which, by the way is unfortunately NOT the official language of the USA, is "I'm from the government and I'm here to help". People who raise Christmas trees should work very hard to keep the government out of their business. I know. I'm a farmer/rancher, raising corn, soybeans, wheat and cattle. Dealing with the USDA and their local branch, Farm Service Agency is a pain.

 We are taxed on everything we buy, not just sales tax but hidden and not so hidden. Example when you buy
tires you pay an excise tax (whatever that is) and then you pay sales tax on the excise tax. You pay tax on the money taken out of your pay for social security and when you get to the point in time that you collect social security in some cases it is taxed as income. Any tax to business is passed on to the consumer and then taxed.

Fred,

An 'Excise' tax is a tax on a privilege.  In the case of TIRES, it's the 'privilege' of useing PNUMATIC tires.  It's been in place since they were introduced to the automative industry.  The SALES tax is also an EXCISE.  But it's NOT ours (consumers) to pay as a separate item.  It is a tax on the SELLER.  He is free to pass it along to US if he wants to.  (I honestly believe that he should just raise the price of the item by the amount of the tax, and not call it out separately.)  The 'Corporate Income Tax' is also an excise.  For the privilege of doing business in a Corporate Capacity.  It is passed on through higher prices. 

The one I find untennable, and which cannot be explained rationally the the 'federal' "INCOME" tax.  It is a DIRECT tax as it is forced upon us, which is as unConstitutional as Obomacare or a standing army, or New Yorks 'Gun Control' laws. 

Dump the IRS. These pieces of crxp are not on our side. These worthless idiots have long since changed sides. We should have a straight sales tax to support everything. Every state has a sales tax, so it is already in place. No setup cost.
What is the point of taxing big companies? They have so many loop holes, that they pay nothing or very little. Check these out. A straight sales tax would eliminate all of the loopholes.

If they were not taxed they would have no loopholes to exploit. A straight sales tax would treat everybody fairly. A man would pay according to how high on the hog he lived. If a man buys a Rolls Royce, he pays taxes on the price of it. But if he buys a 10 year old Chevy he pays taxes on the price of it. The idiots always claim that money will come from somewhere else. They've got revenues coming in that will cover it, or their cutting something that will free up more money for it. Government has no money of its own. It is all ours, & we are the ones that pay for everything. It matters little how much they babble, or tap dance around it. The bills will be paid by me you & the guy down the street. Nobody else is ever going to pick up the tab.

Sorry not all states have a sales tax,  Oregon does not.

Butch,

How about a 'sales tax' on NEW ITEMS ONLY?  NOT on food, clothing, or on USED household goods or USED automobiles.  This way the people who are the least able to pay will be spared the tax on necessities.  Used food is worthless, used clothing is not particularly attractive.  New furniture is really not neccessary.  Beautiful used furniture can be picked up quite reasonably.  The same goes for new cars. 

True, government has NO 'money' of its own.  But it gives NO THOUGHT to spending OURS like a drunken Sailor on Saturday night.  They spend tons of 'money' we and they do not have, for things we neither NEED nor WANT.  And, by the way...  They have racked up a debt which, if it could be paid, which it cannot, would make the Founders roll over in their graves.

They don't need MORE 'money'.  They need to learn how to USE 'money', and then use it carefully.  They spend like the kid who just got an allowance for the first time.  In about an hour it's gone, and he's crying to Dad and Mom for more.  Big difference:  The KID doesn't have the right to 'borrow' more, with no thought of EVER paying it back.

I find it so 'socialist' of you, to call Sellers of Christmas tree's, the 'Bob Cratchets', if they chose to pass the tax on to the buyers. THATS WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO DO! Sellers are NOT supposed to absorb operation/selling costs..that is used to determine the price they sell the Christmas tree for. What is WRONG with you? I don't care that it is 'only' 15 ce.ts (right now)...that isn't the point. Consumers ALSO need to know that the govt is taxing their Christmas trees or else there won't be a possible groundswell. I find the tenor of your article outragious. #freemarket101

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