You have to hand it to the Obama administration, they are remarkably consistent. Stupid, but consistent.
They honestly believe, all evidence to the contrary, that the best way to create more of something is to tax it.
Want more economic activity? Raise taxes on the economy.
Want more prosperity? Raise taxes on the prosperous.
Want more energy? Tax it to death until it turns green or something…
But now, the Obama administration has come up with the winningest idea since Charlie Sheen decided to make a youtube video.
Tax Christmas trees to promote Christmas trees.