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    http://blog.heritage.org/2011/11/08/...tmas-tree-tax/
    To pay for the new Federal Christmas tree image improvement and marketing program, the Department of Agriculture imposed a 15-cent fee on all sales of fresh Christmas trees by sellers of more than 500 trees per year (7 CFR 1214.52). And, of course, the Christmas tree sellers are free to pass along the 15-cent Federal fee to consumers who buy their 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.
    Of course, its not a tax according to the left, its a "Fee".
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    Our artificial 6' tree is going on ten years now...:D

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    yes...lets kill an industry that is already hurting...fuck this douchebag
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    How is this constitutional? Since when did the Executive Branch have the power to level taxes?
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    The Christmas Tree image improvement and marketing tax?

    From OBAMA??!!
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    Oh, Jeez.:(
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    How is this constitutional? Since when did the Executive Branch have the power to level taxes?
    I have only glanced over this but I am going with the authority given in Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act of 1930 for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    How is this constitutional? Since when did the Executive Branch have the power to level taxes?
    They seldom level them but they have been known to levy them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    I have only glanced over this but I am going with the authority given in Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act of 1930 for now.
    I was wrong. It was the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    yes...lets kill an industry that is already hurting...fuck this douchebag
    $.15 fees are not going to kill the industry. Give me a break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KhrushchevsShoe View Post
    $.15 fees are not going to kill the industry. Give me a break.




    It is the accumulation of many taxes(or fees) that create the burden. Break not granted.
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