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Tag: Short Sighted
The righty blogosphere just about blew up recently when the Obama administration attempted to assess a $0.15 per Christmas tree tax on ol Tannenbaum. A day after announcing the plan, the department of agriculture reversed course, partly because of the negative attention received on the subject.
If nothing else, the entire affair reveals the mindset of the folks who occupy government at all levels. There is no doubt in their minds that a business owner cannot survive without their interference. But in this case as with so many others, such butchery cannot go forward without at least a part of the herd leading it to slaughter.
"A majority of Christmas tree growers nationally, including those in Michigan, favored the program, said Marsha Gray, executive director of the Howell-based Michigan Christmas Tree Association."
A majority? Consensus?
As with any other business 'association' there are multiple agendas always going on. There is the agenda of larger sized business interests, the smaller ones, and apparently the short sighted association management itself. Certainly creating what amounts to a Christmas tree 'czar' position within the federal government.
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