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(Washington Times)   You all laughed at Sarah Palin, and wouldn't listen when she told you there was a "war on Christmas" and now it's too late: Congress considering a FIFTEEN CENT tax on every Christmas tree sold in the US. Christmas is officially RUINED   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 98
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2013-12-06 12:08:39 PM
Holy shiat, that's even more than Papa John said he'd have to raise the price of his pizzas by in order to give his employees health insurance!
 
2013-12-06 12:16:57 PM
With the purchase of every tree, $0.15 will go to Washington - to help pay for those bombing campaigns on third-world scrooges.
i1151.photobucket.com
Buy a tree and help missile some toads!
Brought to you by your local Christmas tree sellers
 
2013-12-06 12:19:59 PM
Didn't this story make the rounds last year, too?
 
2013-12-06 12:20:54 PM
I hear Fartbongo exempted Muslin Yule trees, tho.
 
2013-12-06 12:21:42 PM

dj_bigbird: Didn't this story make the rounds last year, too?


and the year before and the year before and.....
 
2013-12-06 12:25:38 PM
the Heritage Foundation reported in its blog

Nice "think tank" you got there.
 
2013-12-06 12:28:02 PM
Our oppressive federal government is out of control. Its time to tree-bag Washington people.

/que people walking around covered in Christmas ornaments because they can no longer afford a tree.
 
2013-12-06 12:30:55 PM

ManateeGag: dj_bigbird: Didn't this story make the rounds last year, too?

and the year before and the year before and.....


Is this the story about the additional fees Christmas tree growers wanted added?
 
2013-12-06 12:42:00 PM

oldfarthenry: With the purchase of every tree, $0.15 will go to Washington - to help pay for those bombing campaigns on third-world scrooges.
[i1151.photobucket.com image 480x320]
Buy a tree and help missile some toads!
Brought to you by your local Christmas tree sellers


Holidays featuring inanimate objects vajazzled with lights are just crypto-fascist metaphors for war.
 
2013-12-06 01:10:10 PM
except that the fee would be used to fund some sort of christmas tree promotion board which sounds neither anti-christmas or necessary.
 
2013-12-06 01:15:16 PM
All tree-related revenues go directly to Acorn. *rimshot*

/not giving up my day job
 
2013-12-06 01:17:50 PM
There's no better way to honor the sanctity of your favorite holiday than spending it butthurt and shouting at invisible enemies.
 
2013-12-06 01:39:33 PM
Where were all the War on Christmas dip wads last Friday?*

You want to know what's really screwing up your precious holiday? It's that.

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* I know, I know. They were at Wal Mart trampling each other like good Christians.
 
2013-12-06 01:58:53 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-06 02:05:49 PM
I would submit a complaint to my congressman, but I hear that the Post Office has started instituting a five-cent tax on all email.  Taxes truly are a death by a thousand cuts!
 
2013-12-06 02:10:01 PM
Get an artificial tree and you'll never have to buy another tree again.
 
2013-12-06 02:14:22 PM

SundaesChild: Get an artificial tree and you'll never have to buy another tree again.


Yeah, but then you're paying sales tax on that, and don't even get me started on the taxes you pay on the electricity you already buy to shine the lights on it. Land of the free my ass!

/Relative state of freedom of my ass may vary from tax jurisdiction to tax jurisdiction.
 
2013-12-06 02:28:54 PM

BKITU: SundaesChild: Get an artificial tree and you'll never have to buy another tree again.

Yeah, but then you're paying sales tax on that, and don't even get me started on the taxes you pay on the electricity you already buy to shine the lights on it. Land of the free my ass!

/Relative state of freedom of my ass may vary from tax jurisdiction to tax jurisdiction.


But you're only paying the sales tax once instead of every year.
 
2013-12-06 02:29:19 PM
I am going to cover my tree in earl grey this year.  That'll show 'em.
 
2013-12-06 02:29:52 PM
Shouldn't this be the War on Pagan Symbolism?
 
2013-12-06 02:31:18 PM

SundaesChild: BKITU: SundaesChild: Get an artificial tree and you'll never have to buy another tree again.

Yeah, but then you're paying sales tax on that, and don't even get me started on the taxes you pay on the electricity you already buy to shine the lights on it. Land of the free my ass!

/Relative state of freedom of my ass may vary from tax jurisdiction to tax jurisdiction.

But you're only paying the sales tax once instead of every year.


Oh ho ho ho! Look who knows so much! Do you know how many 15-cent taxes I'd have to pay to match the sales tax on a single $100 artificial tree at 8%?

Because I don't. I'm really bad at math. But I'm good at outrage, so put that in your ornament box and smoke it!
 
2013-12-06 02:32:03 PM
And I'm "considering" a cockpunch to whoever keeps putting in these Moonie Times links.
 
2013-12-06 02:32:48 PM

Fart_Machine: Shouldn't this be the War on Pagan Symbolism?


Nope, Jesus had a tree and Santa came to the manger to have annual pictures taken with baby Jesus in defiance of Rome's strict "Happy Holidays" policy.  Xmas it out!
 
2013-12-06 02:32:59 PM
deathandtaxesmag.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com
 
2013-12-06 02:33:53 PM
A "Christmas Tree Promotion Board"?  Seriously?  Granted, 15 cents is not a big deal, but do we really need to establish a Christmas Tree Promotion Board?
 
2013-12-06 02:34:02 PM

vygramul: oldfarthenry: With the purchase of every tree, $0.15 will go to Washington - to help pay for those bombing campaigns on third-world scrooges.
[i1151.photobucket.com image 480x320]
Buy a tree and help missile some toads!
Brought to you by your local Christmas tree sellers

Holidays featuring inanimate objects vajazzled with lights are just crypto-fascist metaphors for war.


I'm trying to think how. The rocket's red glare?
 
2013-12-06 02:34:28 PM
Meanwhile, an actual 15 cent tax increase is being proposed in the House.
 
2013-12-06 02:34:57 PM
The "War on Christmas" started when Harry Dresden beat the crap out of Santa Claus with an 1800s era Winchester rifle.

/finished that book this weekend, enjoyed it a lot more than the previous 2
 
2013-12-06 02:36:36 PM
Silly subby, Real Liberals (TM) call it by it's real name, the "Holiday Tree."
 
2013-12-06 02:37:01 PM
"However, taxes are a death by a thousand cuts."

 Taxing Christmas tress is murder.  Seems reasonable.
 
2013-12-06 02:38:10 PM

wxboy: Meanwhile, an actual 15 cent tax increase is being proposed in the House.


About time. Those roads and bridges aren't repairing themselves.

mobikefed.org
 
2013-12-06 02:39:11 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I hear Fartbongo exempted Muslin Yule trees, tho.



From the comments:

The war on Christians continues. Obama, our Marxist Illegal, hates America and Christians. America is poorer in so many ways because he has no character, no integrity, and no honesty. He is truly one of the most worthless Harward graduates in history.


On a different note, the Heritage Foundation is against taxes. What a surprise.
 
2013-12-06 02:39:45 PM

UncomfortableSilence: Fart_Machine: Shouldn't this be the War on Pagan Symbolism?

Nope, Jesus had a tree and Santa came to the manger to have annual pictures taken with baby Jesus in defiance of Rome's strict "Happy Holidays" policy.  Xmas it out!


Isn't that the plot if the latest Limbaugh children story?
 
2013-12-06 02:39:59 PM
Kool-Aid now the official beverage of Christmas... drink up!
 
2013-12-06 02:40:05 PM
So you're telling me I have to pay for someone to tell me how great it is to buy the things I just bought?  Thanks, Republican Congress!
 
2013-12-06 02:40:12 PM

Smoking GNU: The "War on Christmas" started when Harry Dresden beat the crap out of Santa Claus with an 1800s era Winchester rifle.

/finished that book this weekend, enjoyed it a lot more than the previous 2


SPOILERS!! I'm only on Dead Beat right now!
 
2013-12-06 02:40:35 PM

Pincy: A "Christmas Tree Promotion Board"?  Seriously?  Granted, 15 cents is not a big deal, but do we really need to establish a Christmas Tree Promotion Board?


They're losing market share to the Festivus Aluminum Pole.
 
2013-12-06 02:41:30 PM

Fart_Machine: UncomfortableSilence: Fart_Machine: Shouldn't this be the War on Pagan Symbolism?

Nope, Jesus had a tree and Santa came to the manger to have annual pictures taken with baby Jesus in defiance of Rome's strict "Happy Holidays" policy.  Xmas it out!

Isn't that the plot if the latest Limbaugh children story?


No, Limbaugh Claus was doing very different things with very different little boys.
 
2013-12-06 02:41:37 PM
"A 15-cent tax may not seem like much," said Daren Bakst, an analyst with the Heritage Foundation. "However, taxes are a death by a thousand cuts. One of those cuts shouldn't come from the Christmas tree. One way to actually hurt the image of the Christmas tree is to make it a symbol of taxation during the holiday season."

Fine, then don't baitch and moan that a part of the War On Christmas is that Congress isn't promoting Christmas and Christmas symbolism, you stupid farks.

But the tax proposal is back again. This time, the fee would come courtesy of the farm bill's establishment of a Christmas Tree Promotion Board, with a mission "to enhance the image of Christmas trees and the Christmas tree industry in the United States," The Foundry reported.

I farkinf HATE stupid people who want the government to do more, but think they can do it by taking away(or not providing more) money.
 
2013-12-06 02:42:04 PM
Didn't the tax on my emails do enough?!?!
 
2013-12-06 02:42:30 PM
Good. they can tax every farking crucifix, next.
 
2013-12-06 02:43:01 PM

Pincy: A "Christmas Tree Promotion Board"?  Seriously?  Granted, 15 cents is not a big deal, but do we really need to establish a Christmas Tree Promotion Board?


You're right.  I propose we establish a Christmas Tree Promotion Board Committee to discuss the validity of having a Christmas Tree Promotion Board.
 
2013-12-06 02:43:01 PM

ScaryBottles: [deathandtaxesmag.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com image 640x355]


I really don't remember this episode of Six Million Dollar Man... Where's Oscar Goldman, anyway?
 
2013-12-06 02:43:13 PM
I also heard that the Christmas Tree Promotion Board was actually made out of Norway Spruce!

THANKS OBAMA!
 
2013-12-06 02:43:37 PM
I have refused to pay this tax for the past few years.   I go out into the national park nearby and chop down a 20-30' spruce.  After that I snip the tip and take the top 8' home, leave the rest.

Works every time and I have only brought in a squirel once.
 
2013-12-06 02:43:37 PM
So slap a 15-cent tax on boxes of candles too. Problem solved.

Better yet, a tax on little Christmas light bulbs. You'd only need a .001% tax on those to pay off the national debt by 2020.
 
2013-12-06 02:45:36 PM

Dr Dreidel: So slap a 15-cent tax on boxes of candles too. Problem solved.

Better yet, a tax on little Christmas light bulbs. You'd only need a .001% tax on those to pay off the national debt by 2020.


This idea from a user named Dr Dreidel, huh?

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2013-12-06 02:45:52 PM

SundaesChild: Get an artificial tree and you'll never have to buy another tree again.


www.blogcdn.com

Or a Festivus pole
 
2013-12-06 02:45:54 PM

BKITU: SundaesChild: Get an artificial tree and you'll never have to buy another tree again.

Yeah, but then you're paying sales tax on that, and don't even get me started on the taxes you pay on the electricity you already buy to shine the lights on it. Land of the free my ass!

/Relative state of freedom of my ass may vary from tax jurisdiction to tax jurisdiction.


Wait.  Do what do your ass?
 
2013-12-06 02:46:52 PM

blastoh: Our oppressive federal government is out of control. Its time to tree-bag Washington people.

/que people walking around covered in Christmas ornaments because they can no longer afford a tree.


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