Biden’s Cabinet Pick Waged War on Christmas

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Joe Biden’s pick to be Secretary of Agriculture once waged war on Christmas according to reports.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Agriculture tried to put a tax on Christmas trees the last time he was in charge of the agency.

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Tom Vilsack (D.), a former Iowa governor who was agriculture secretary when Biden was vice president, implemented a 15-cent tax on each live Christmas tree in the United States in 2011. His attempt ultimately fell short: Facing widespread criticism, the Obama administration paused the tax just one day after it went into effect and abandoned it altogether the following week.

Vilsack’s agency said the Christmas-tree tax was intended to subsidize a $2 million advertising campaign to counter market trends that it claimed increasingly favored plastic Christmas trees over their live counterparts. It was also intended to fund research into growing trees that shed fewer needles.

Critics scoffed at the idea that a tax was needed to promote Christmas. Then-senator Jim DeMint (R., S.C.) called Vilsack’s move “the stupidest tax of all time” and questioned the need for a government-backed advertising scheme for one of America’s favorite Christmas symbols.

The tax on Christmas trees was implemented when the United States was trying to rebuild from the Great Recession.

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Demetri
Demetri
5 months ago

more of the same from “we are going to fundamentally change the USA” crowd of wayward morons led by Kenyan Muslim Obama. This farce is Obama ver, 2.0

robert
robert
5 months ago

BIDEN LOST!

MARVING WILLIAMS
MARVING WILLIAMS
5 months ago
Reply to  robert

all peoples with a brain know that Trump won by a land slide . The people who know exactly what is happening in the back ground and it all is going to come out this coming week.

Peter K Baker
Peter K Baker
5 months ago

Why do I get the impression that next year is going to be a boom year for making up guns ,rifles , ammunition and explosives on the side .

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