From the office of Rep. Joe Walsh (R, Illinois 8th District)…
Washington- Today, Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) introduced the ‘Save Christmas Act’ to permanently end the Obama Administration’s new tax on Christmas trees. This tax was established to fund yet another unnecessary government board, the Christmas Tree Promotion Board. This is clearly the most ridiculous in a long list of new taxes and regulations proposed by the Obama Administration.
Walsh stated: “The sheer audacity of a tax on Christmas trees is ridiculous. Are we going to start taxing Halloween candy and pumpkins or turkey and apple pie? Are we going to tax the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny too? Are we going to tax hotdogs and hamburgers and American flags for the Fourth of July?
“Christmas has traditionally been a holiday when American families from across the country get together and just celebrate and give. And this year, when Americans are hurting and struggling to make ends meet, Christmas is more important than ever.
“This is exactly why American families are struggling. President Obama continues to implement unnecessary taxes to create and fund more unnecessary do-nothing government programs. If this isn’t big government, what is?”