This has taken me several minutes…… (hours?) to form the proper words for this. Apparently, our federal government, using the arm of the Dept. of Agriculture, has decided to impose a 15 cent/Christmas tree tax, which they insist isn’t a tax. This money is going to fund a federal program which endeavors to market Christmas trees. This is classic KEYNESIAN ECONOMICS, others, such as myself, would describe it as an intermediate step towards Marxism.
For the discerning readers, and learning a lesson from yesterday, I took the time to vet this story. It was a bit of a pain, but, for you guys and gals, nothing is too much. Go here http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-08/html/2011-28798.htm
I highly encourage people to go there. Read the email address and voice any questions and concerns to that email address. Other contact information such as phone numbers and fax numbers are available there, as well. On that page I find some general information. Apparently, some communist was able to make a law in 1996 to make this madness legal. (Thank you, uncle Willie, you a$$hole.) I wasn’t aware this could arbitrarily be done. I would hope someone would challenge this law in the court system. In the link I’ve offered, apparently the USDA is claiming industry support for this. I doubt this, but obviously, they will simply pass the extra cost on to the consumer.
I would also call on any current legislator who voted for this to become law, do the right thing, and at the very least, resign your seat. I would also ask them to consider some other act of contrition. And, any one of them holding a code of honor similar to the bushido honor code, to consider attempting to restore their honor. (If people wish, they can view the last statement as “tongue-in-cheek”.)
Now, the immediate economic impact of this particular rule is just about nil. Apparently, there are over 17 million sold annually here in the U.S. So, this particular rule will only take $2,550,000 out of the private sector. Anyone believing this will cover administrative expenses needs their heads examined. I’m taking bets the tax will exceed $1 by the year 2020. But, then, the question isn’t how much this particular executive order appropriates from the people of this nation. The question is, how many other private capital sapping programs exist under that law?
Well, there’s one for Mango’s, but I can’t see how much this is costing…..there is a $1/cotton bale fee. There’s also similar programs for potatoes, mushrooms, watermelons, kiwis, popcorn, peanut butter, blueberry, avocado, …… Well, here, http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_06/7cfrv10_06.html
Again, I can only echo what I’ve stated earlier. Go to the first link, email, write, call, fax, ….. let them know you’d wish they’d quit trying to help!
How long must the American people suffer before the pinheads in the federal government understand that KEYNESIAN ECONOMICS DOES NOT WORK! It is simply a slower form of economic suicide next to Marxism. Quit sapping the economic strength from the American people. GET OUT OF THE WAY! Limit your activities to doing what is required by our constitution. Establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.
The enactment of this vapid law violates a sense of Justice, it does not insure domestic tranquility, it isn’t promoting the general welfare, in fact, albeit by a small amount, it detracts from the general welfare, and is entirely contrary to the concept and principles of Liberty. Our posterity will surely suffer from these actions.
UPDATE!! In either a stunning display of hypocrisy, or being oblivious in a stunning fashion, president Obama has ordered an end to promotional purchases in an effort to curb federal waste. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/09/obama-to-issue-order-cutting-down-on-promotional-goodies/