We wrote earlier about an Obama tax popularly coined as the "Christmas Tree Tax". It would tax the purchases of Christmas trees to fund a new Christmas tree bureaucracy. But he shelved it because of uproar.
Now that scandals are hitting the Obama administration left and right, it seems like he’s trying to take advantage of this situation to stick it to us again.
The Heritage Foundation reports that the Republican-controlled House has revived President Obama’s proposed Christmas Tree Tax — a 15 cent fee on every freshly cut Christmas tree.
The House agriculture committee adopted an amendment allowing the tax to go forward as part of the major farm bill that’s winding its way through the chamber.
Mr. Obama’s administration agreed and officially proposed the tax in 2011, saying that if a majority of tree farms voted in favor of the new fee, it would go into effect. After vehement public outcry, the administration quickly backed off and issued a stay.