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    Default Does America Need A Christmas Tree Tax?

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...ent-tax-trees/

    'But the tax proposal is back again. This time, the fee would come courtesy of the farm bill’s establishment of a Christmas Tree Promotion Board, with a mission “to enhance the image of Christmas trees and the Christmas tree industry in the United States,” The Foundry reported.'

    Any excuse to start a new tax and a bureaucracy to support it.
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    Ah, whe Washington Times! Might as well site the Sun and the Globe, too.

    Now, to answer this question like it were anywhere close to realistic or important: No, we shouldn't, but not because I'm a zombie who regurgitates psychobabble about low taxes that I do not understand. This country needs higher tax revenue, but making tons of different, little, specific kinds of taxes would be the worst way to achieve that.

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    This seems to be a solution in search of a problem. DENIED
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    Now, to answer this question like it were anywhere close to realistic or important: [...] This country needs higher tax revenue, but making tons of different, little, specific kinds of taxes would be the worst way to achieve that.
    +1

    Even if it were to be levied, I'd say if and only if ALL profits went directly to tree farm workers.

    But it seems like more of a pain in the ass than it'd be worth for anyone.

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