Christmas Tree Tax Nixed, Obama Administration Get Criticism
Actually the program it self would have been fully funded by fees on the industry at 15 cents per Christmas tree sold. And they look for the USDA for this program. In the way Matt Lehrich the White House spokesman said the USDA would delay the program, but defended it, saying it was not a tax. "I can tell you unequivocally that the Obama administration is not taxing Christmas trees," as he said.