Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tax the pious!! (and everyone else too)


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.

Acting Administrator Shipman had the temerity to say the 15-cent mandatory Christmas tree fee “is not a tax nor does it yield revenue for the Federal government” (76 CFR 69102).  The Federal government mandates that the Christmas tree sellers pay the 15-cents per tree, whether they want to or not.  The Federal government directs that the revenue generated by the 15-cent fee goes to the Board appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out the Christmas tree program established by the Secretary of Agriculture.  Mr. President, that’s a new 15-cent tax to pay for a Federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees. More here:

Well, sounds like a great reason to me.  The part I like is where they can just go ahead and take your money ... they don't even hesitate ... any time they please ... for any reason they please.  Hell, they aren't even ashamed anymore. "In your face, asshats."

What was that slogan Obama is pushing lately?  Oh yeah, "we can't wait" (for congress.)  After all, who needs congress to tax you when he can just have his cabinet heads implement a tax ... no problemo.

Also, don't forget ... when the government fails to balance its budget it has to borrow money.  If you've told the government it can't have any more of your money so it can't raise taxes but instead borrows money to finance its activities ... what is the difference?  The government has spent your money, period ... and you will pay it back. 

It's the same thing as implementing a new tax upon you.  And right now, congress is borrowing and spending with abandon.  And the Fed is printing money (inflation) with abandon (so congress can buy it's own debt.)  Gee, why are prices going up?

It cracks me up to see the government telling us prices aren't going up, meanwhile I've watched the price of Pepsi go from $4.98 per case to $6.98 per case in less than a year.  Right now the government (Fed) is holding inflation artificially low but it's like holding a tiger by the tail ... eventually you're going to let go ... and then the real bleeding to going to start.

1 comment:

jules said...

1. Improve the image and marketing of fresh Christmas trees. Last time I looked the Christmas tree had a pretty good image, with its colorful decorations and surrounded with gifts for all. Also the only time you ever see or even think about the Christmas tree is during "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year."

2. Considering that the Christmas tree is only bought by a certain group of people, wouldn't this be considered Religious Warefare.

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