Walsh Goes after Obama’s Christmas Tree Tax

Christmas trees sales would be taxed to promote Christmas tree sales under Obama plan.

A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh:

Rep. Walsh Introduces ‘Save Christmas Act’

Washington- Today, Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) introduced the ‘Save Christmas Act’ to permanently end the Obama Administration’s new tax on Christmas trees.

This tax was established to fund yet another unnecessary government board, the Christmas Tree Promotion Board.

This is clearly the most ridiculous in a long list of new taxes and regulations proposed by the Obama Administration.

Walsh stated:

“The sheer audacity of a tax on Christmas trees is ridiculous.

“Are we going to start taxing Halloween candy and pumpkins or turkey and apple pie?

‘Are we going to tax the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny too?

‘Are we going to tax hotdogs and hamburgers and American flags for the Fourth of July?

“Christmas has traditionally been a holiday when American families from across the country get together and just celebrate and give. And this year, when Americans are hurting and struggling to make ends meet, Christmas is more important than ever.

“This is exactly why American families are struggling.

“President Obama continues to implement unnecessary taxes to create and fund more unnecessary do-nothing government programs. If this isn’t big government, what is?”


Walsh Goes after Obama’s Christmas Tree Tax — 4 Comments

  1. The United States Department of Agriculture “is going to delay implementation and revisit this action,” White House Assistant Press Secretary Matt Lehrich told CBS News over email.

    It turns out a majority of producers themselves self-imposed the 15 cent per tree assessment. Proceeds would be used to market fresh cut Christmas trees (mostly produced in the USA) over their competitors, artificial trees (mostly produced overseas). The producers had voluntarily contributed to an industry marketing campaign several times over the years, but participation fizzled after approximately three years. Seventeen pages of details appear in the Federal Register.

  2. Marki, don’t mistake Joe Walsh or Cal for people who are honest enough to let reality get in the way of their personal delusions.

  3. But the whole truth idea would ruin the image of how to blame Obama for everything.

    It’s much easier to just say “Obama’s taxing Christmas trees.


    He hates Christians” than it is to actually do the research and write based on an informed platform.

    Whatever needs to be done to serve the message I guess.

    I call it mudslinging.

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