Not a Joke: Obama’s Christmas Tree Tax

A Photo of a Sad "Charlie Brown" Christmas Tree with One Ornament On It, Causing it to Droop Under the Weight

They are taxing Christmas trees now. Sure there is always sales tax, but now the Obama Adminitration is imposing a 15 cent tax on all fresh cut Christmas trees. Thing is, how is the executive branch creating such a tax by decree? I thought taxes went through Congress first?

(From The Foundry)

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).

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