Christmas Tree Tax Put On Hold

By on Nov 11, 2011 in Business, International, Politics, United States, World Comments
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The so-called Christmas tree tax was put on hold after about 48 hours of being approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Tuesday, several international news sites reported on Thursday, November 10, 2011.

Reports said that the “Christmas tree tax” will charge a 15-cent marketing fee for every fir and pine sold during the holiday season. After the Agriculture Department announced its approval, the Obama administration received criticisms.

Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, reportedly accused President Obama of “trying to sneak through this new tax” and said the president must “stop acting like the Grinch.”

Matt Lehrich, Obama administration spokesman reportedly said in a press conference that the mandatory fee was not a tax and the USDA is willing to delay the program.

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