Racist tax levied only against white people! Hidious discrimination.
The Obama administration is turning up the heat on tanning salons across the country with the passage of its new health care bill.
To help fund the $940 billion health care overhaul, a 10% tax on individuals receiving indoor tanning services was tacked on, and the initiative is expected to generate $2.7 billion over ten years.
As a result, many salon goers and owners are outraged by the so-called “tanning tax” and think they’re being unfairly targeted by the bill.
“It’s terrible,” said Jan Meshon, owner of City Sun Tanning in New York City. “You know how they say that passing a bill is a bit like making sausage? Well this was the weirdest, ugliest piece of sausage to get stuffed into the bill.”
City Sun Tanning customers are shocked and disappointed by the tax as well, and Meshon said he expects the tax to hurt business.
“We’ll do everything to keep our customers, but they are very upset by this,” he said. “When they first hear about the tax, their reaction is, ‘What? How did that get in there? Why are they attacking me?'” http://alturl.com/2yzp8
Posted: 07.03.12 @ 12:07 p.m.