For years they’ve worked and maneuvered to take the Christmas out of Christmas, mandating holiday greetings like ‘Happy Holidays’ or ‘Season’s Greetings’ in favor of the time-honored traditional ‘Merry Christmas’, and just when you thought they couldn’t further slam our Judeo-Christian national and cultural identity in the name of political correctness, they do it again. Well almost.
It’s been under the radar, but the Heritage Foundation reports that pressure from them and other conservatives have forced for now at least, a delay in the implementation of 15¢ fee (wink-wink, that’s a tax folks) on fresh-cut Christmas trees. You know how Obama drools over the chance for more government control, or heck maybe it’s just a nod to his peeps in the Middle East, you know a tax on Christians.
In any case the request from the National Christmas Tree Association in 2009 was enough to give this administration an excuse for more federal bureaucracy and another tax!
Do you think this is over? The Secretary of Agriculture (think ethanol subsidies) will appoint a Christmas Tree Promotion Board to run a program of promotion, research, evaluation and information to strengthen the Christmas tree industry. I wonder how many donations to Obama’s re-election this generated from growers, farmers and retailers of Christmas trees? Does this mean we’re gonna see Christmas trees at WalMart just after 4th of July from now on?