Don’t They Know It’s Christmas?

In his announcement that New Jersey’s tax amnesty program has generated $400 million more than anticipated, Governor Corzine made it clear that he wants the windfall used for property tax relief – not for budget add-ons commonly known as Christmas Tree items.

“Today is June 18th not December 25th – we will not be buying a Christmas tree,” the Governor said.

To some, however, Christmas may not be so far away.

David Reneke, an Australian astronomer, charted the positions that the stars would have been in 2000 years ago and found that a bright star actually did appear over Bethlehem, but the date was not December 25; it was June 17.

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