It’s about time for the holidays and you should know that you will be paying a little more this year. I call it the Christmas Tree Tax. Each farmer who sells their Christmas trees will be taxed (in addition to the regular taxes) a 15 cent tax. Sure you probably are saying well that isn’t very much and I agree. You probably won’t even notice the difference but you should know that is it there. I would categorize this tax as a poke just to see what they can get away with. It’s not that this tax increase is going to put a dent in your pocket or anything it’s just the principal really. It’s the continued poking and poking with the fees, taxes, registration, tolls, regulation etc that just gets on your nerves. It’s the stupid stuff like this that are introduced just to see what they can get away with by poking you a little more and increase it down the road if needed (Oh and it will be needed).
Now for all the people saying its just 15 cents let it go. Here is a fun fact: 83%+- of the population are Christians in America. In 2010, there were 302 million households – you do the math.