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Tanning bed tax is blatantly racist!

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

Why?

Posted:  07.03.12 @ 12:07 p.m.

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Preventive Service Task Force recommends no screening for prostate cancer

A prominent U.S. government advisory panel is recommending that men of all ages no longer be screened for prostate cancer by undergoing the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent group of medical experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine, said PSA screening results in overdiagnosis of prostate cancer and unnecessary treatment that can leave men impotent or incontinent.

Basing its recommendation mainly on two major trials of PSA testing in asymptomatic men in the United States and Europe, the task force concluded screening may only help one man in every 1,000 to avoid dying from prostate cancer.

Well, that’s a relief, only one in a thousand.  That is, unless you are the one that could have been saved.  It’s not the PSA screening that has all these side effects, but the surgery, right?  Those who oppose this say that the PSA is the only effective tool for early detection.   This panel is recommending that men of all ages no longer  be tested. 

The way this is written, it sounds like all these dire side effects are the result of the test.  There should be no side effects to a blood test.

This is the same panel that rejected regular mammograms for women in their 40s.

Rationing?  You betcha’.

The question is who and what is this panel making these recommendations?  Well, even though they are said to be “independent,” they are funded, staffed, and appointed by the HHS (under the direction of “she who sitteth upon many waters,” apostate Kathleen Sebelius.)

The task force (USPSTF), a panel of primary care physicians and epidemiologists, is funded, staffed, and appointed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

More:  http://articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/07/news/la-heb-prostate-recommendations-experts-20111007

http://www.acscan.org/pdf/healthcare/implementation/factsheets/hcr-preventive-task-force.pdf

Current members of USPTF (mostly professors) :  http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstbio.htm

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 charges the USPSTF with making an annual report to Congress…..

HHS, USPSTF, IPAB, IRS, and other government agencies all working together to take over healthcare under obamacare.

Posted:  05.22.12 @ 8:17 a.m.

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