Tina Korbe

The USDA recently reopened the public comment period on the proposed establishment of a Christmas tree promotional program -- and The Heritage Foundation plans to submit its response.

Heritage Vice President for Domestic and Economic Policy David Addington said it best when he put it this way: “Sales of fresh Christmas trees are down because some Americans have individually decided to buy an artificial Christmas tree or not to have a Christmas tree. In a free market, the proper response of businesses that face a sales decline is to seek to create more demand for their product by more effective advertising, lower price or increased quality, or a combination thereof -- not to ask the government to help them sell their products.”


Tina Korbe

Tina Korbe is a reporter in the Center for Media and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation.