Email Donna if something gets out of hand   Rules for the Foo Forum   Back to GA Forum II  
 

 Return to Index  

Tanning Tax

March 25 2010 at 10:26 AM
Anonymous 

 


Let's look at this idea ....


Tanning tax

Tanning enthusiasts will have to shell out more to achieve the golden shade. The health care law imposes a 10 percent tax on the service.

[ who tans? mostly white, middle class, females. remember the pledge 'no taxes on the middle class?' this tax singles out a specific segment of the populace to tax, probably could be challenged in court ]

John Overstreet, the executive director of The Indoor Tanning Association, decried the new tax calling it, "a crummy, crummy way to make tax policy." Lawmakers had considered taxing elective cosmetic procedures, but changed the language to tax indoor tanning services instead. "We've been hit by the recession already," Overstreet said. "A 10 percent tax will be a body blow to the industry."

[ great. small business that targets discretionary income, which is relatively fixed, and less in the current economy. assume that the 10% tax will decrease spending by the same amount. several small businesses will close as a result. more people will be unemployeed. the tax will require either an increase in price or a decrease in profits, either will be bad for the business owner. and there will be new overhead to report this tax to the IRS. figure for those salons that stay open, a part time employee will be let go. is this good policy? how, exactly, does this relate to health care? ]

But UV-emitting tanning devices have been classified as "carcinogenic to humans" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization.

[ neither of which should be making policy for US citizens. are we headed for that 'one government' ideal ]

 
 Respond to this message   
Responses

  1. Re: Tanning Tax - Anonymous on Mar 25, 2010, 10:51 AM
  2.  
  3. First time ever - anon on Mar 25, 2010, 11:53 AM
    1. Re: First time ever - Anonymous on Mar 25, 2010, 12:51 PM
      1. I was being sarcastic* - OP on Mar 25, 2010, 1:05 PM
      2. Re: First time ever - Anonymous on Mar 25, 2010, 1:09 PM
      3. OK not racist - Anonymous on Mar 25, 2010, 2:40 PM
     
  4. Black is beautiful!! - Rawhide on Mar 26, 2010, 7:44 AM
  5.  
Create your own forum at Network54
 Copyright © 1999-2014 Network54. All rights reserved.   Terms of Use   Privacy Statement  
free hit counter
Page Views in 2009