Tanning TaxMarch 25 2010 at 10:26 AM
Let's look at this idea ....
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 ]
Re: Tanning Tax
|March 25 2010, 10:51 AM |
"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 government never accounts for a change in behavior. They assume they will make x percent in taxes on the same amount of revenue.
First time ever
|March 25 2010, 11:53 AM |
I'm going to play the race card. Taxing white middle class on something that blacks don't do is racism in its purest sense. Try putting a 10 percent tax on hair relaxers and see what happens!
Re: First time ever
|March 25 2010, 12:51 PM |
rac·ism /reszm/ Show Spelled[rey-siz-uhm]
1.a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
2.a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3.hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
I do not agree with the tax and it doesn't have a damn thing to do with racism.
All you have to do to be labeled a racist by a Liberal is just disagree with them.
I was being sarcastic*
|March 25 2010, 1:05 PM |
Re: First time ever
|March 25 2010, 1:09 PM |
actually, it clearly (from a corporate legal standpoint) falls into number 2 on your list. It would apply only to one melanin-deficient race.
tax on alcohol - not color dependent
tax on tobacco - not color dependent
tax on cosmetic surgery - not color dependent
tax on tanning - you tell me
now, was it intentional? probably not. but try explaining that one in court, or to the EEOC.
OK not racist
|March 25 2010, 2:40 PM |
but definitely discriminatory
Black is beautiful!!
|March 26 2010, 7:44 AM |
Brown, yellow, pale, burnt orange, Redman (old chew), and the many shades of grey are beautiful, too. We are all waiting for the day when the little green creatures show up. Some prefer purple, but that is a clear sign that something has gone wrong. Most royalty have serious problems with color blindness. It works well when taking over new kingdoms and territories. Have I left anyone out? Oh yeah. The 'white man.' This forgotten beast that has been a part of the New World Order and involved new ways to reach people of all walks of life through various means of transportation, communication, salutation, education, and elected invitation. I prefer a more natural tan, but if you don't like how you look now, just wait a few years when we are all baked. Use sunscreen and get outside a little more often. You look stupid with those ridiculous eye masks. Work. Walk. Run, but don't stop. Beds were made for slumber and proper relations. We would not want to tax those encounters. Love your mate and respect your neighbors. They are watching and wondering what you are up to. Those raccoon eyes worry others. Stripes anyone?
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