Warner Todd Huston, one of the more irrational wingnuts you’ll ever run across (and yes, I know that’s like declaring one of the Spice Girls more annoying than the others), reveals the core problem with fanatics of all stripes — no one is ever pure enough for them. He’s upset because conservative columnist and talk show host Michael Medved isn’t buying in to his paranoid delusions about that terrible Christmas tree tax.
The subject of Obama’s tax on the Christian Christmas icon, the Christmas tree came up on his Tuesday radio program. Obama floated the idea that a 15 cents per tree federal tax should be put on Christmas trees this year to fund another bloated boondoggle government agency.
Michael Medved reveald his complete unconcern over this intrusion of the federal government on our Christian holiday. He argued on his radio show that this tax on Christmas trees is no big deal because it’s “only fifteen cents per tree.”
Of course a principled conservative would be against this idiotic tax even if it were but one penny per hundred trees!!
The amount of this tax is immaterial to the principle of the matter. The central problem here is that the money was going to go to fund a new federal program. THAT is what we should be standing against not the low rate of the tax.The point is there is no need for this tax, no need for this program to advertise Christmas trees (even if the Christmas tree industry wants the tax), and most especially no need for yet another bloated federal bureaucracy for Christmas trees!
As they say, there is nothing so permanent as a government program and this one would be just another government boondoggle that would grow and grow until it cost us billions a day like so many other useless government agencies.
Worse, how long would it be until this new unnecessary government agency would begin to ask for more money and more powers over Christmas with the faux justification that it is promoting it?
Well of course. Just like that huge bloated federal bureaucracy that administers the “Got Milk?” campaign for the dairy industry, costing us “billions a day,” right? And those jackbooted thugs who run the massive Pork The Other White Meat Administration. You know who else tried to promote Christmas trees? Adolf Hitler. I’m sure Glenn Beck will be along any minute now to explain how the Holocaust began with a tax on Christmas trees.