It will cost Americans fifteen cents more per tree killed this Christmas, according to The Heritage Foundation.
When the headline hit my Facebook feed, the tree-hugging-Californian in me, with a fake tree stored in a Kansas-basement, was jumping with joy that Obama was taxing Americans for killing a tree!
I’ve honestly never understood why it was necessary for a one-day celebration. Particularly from those of us just fitting in with society’s rituals. (I do it for my kids! .. and the cookies.)
As an advertiser who has attempted to convince franchisees to agree on a cooperative marketing campaign, I am flipping-out-jealous of Obama.
A “tax” for marketing, where any seller of 500+ trees is forced to opt in? And they can’t even really argue about it because it’s not even their money that’s being spent on the campaign, er, “new image!”
Brilliant! .. No .. Umm .. Commanding?
Not even the biggest advertising agency has the opportunity to sell in a plan like that to win Agency Of Record.
I wonder if he’s getting some sort of fee or percentage of budget like we would for making that happen?
Because, last I knew, Christmas trees were sorta tied in with a little religion called Christianity. And I really thought we had rules about a separation between church and state in this country.