Indeed, it seems that a small percentage wanted a tax where the overall didn't so they tried to get the government to force the majority accept the views of the minority with government involvement. Why is it that the government should get involved here?Yea, once again, the article explains why this didn't work for them and why they wanted to establish the tax in the first place.
What you don't seem to get even though you note it, tree growers are not interested in this program overall. If it was something the industry truely found worthwhile they could have got it off the ground on their own.First off, compare apples to apples. When I get my Christmas tree every year I spend at least 100 bucks for one the right height and type. A 15 cent tax on 100 dollars works out to be a .0015% tax. If all walmarts want to be taxed .0015% in order to advertise then why would I give a ****? What your not getting is that each and every christmas tree stand doesn't have the revenue to run an ad campaign the way a walmart or sears could. When they can pool together like this it helps them to get their message out. Maybe I'm just alittle bit more pro-small business then you are?