Industry feels burned by tan tax

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After months of fighting against a tax on indoor tanning that will help pay for the health-care overhaul, tanning-salon operators now must accept the additional cost.
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Since: Aug 09

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Indoor tanning. LOLz.
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Mar 24, 2010
 
Are you allowed to smoke while you get a tan? Now that would be relaxing.
columbus westside

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Mar 24, 2010
 
Any way the goverment can think of to tax the working people.Time to vote against these people.
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Without getting into a debate over health care, or if tanning beds are good for you, I seem to remember during the Presidential campaign Mr. Obama promising not to raise taxes on anyone making under 200K per year. Does he think that only the super rich use tanning beds? Why is he not being held accountable for passing this tax on to us?
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John Boehner is f@#$ing not happy!
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The sun is free.
it hit the fan

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Mar 24, 2010
 
A few months ago I went to my doctor and I learned the entire office was going computerized. All records were being put on the computer and paper files were being eliminated. I protested and told the people there that this switch-over was to make it easier for the government to gain access to our medical records. I was poo-pooed of course. Now I read that part of Obamacare is for the Feds. to have access to all our private, personal medical records. Thanks to our doctors, those records are ready and waiting for uploading into govt. computers. You have no privacy any more. In airports or in medical offices. Be careful what you tell your doctor.
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Mar 24, 2010
 
Next they plan to tax the air we breath! Vote them ALL out!
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Liberalism sure is fun when your using other peoples miney huh???
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Get Real wrote:
Without getting into a debate over health care, or if tanning beds are good for you, I seem to remember during the Presidential campaign Mr. Obama promising not to raise taxes on anyone making under 200K per year. Does he think that only the super rich use tanning beds? Why is he not being held accountable for passing this tax on to us?
No, he just thins we either wont remember, or that we wont call him a liar.

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Hey, hey, hey, hope and change for all. First, if there is anyone in the tanning industry who voted for Obama, how is that working for you now. Second, this should be no surprise. Obama is a socialist democrat and that is what socialist democrats due, raise taxes, then spend the money.

Just think, at least seven more years of Obama, unless he tries to repeal the 22 amendment.
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ObamaTriesHarderThanBush wrote:
Reparations baby!
Take that former slave holders.
If anything people like you should be slapped with the extra tax for being an idiot.
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I'm moving to Mars because all of you are petty little brats who express their opinions on comment sections of the online newspaper. Want real change? Then make your voice heard somewhere else than the most toxic place on the internet -- the comments section.
to control the people

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duh

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"We expect it to have negative effect on the industry," said Rob Quinn, president of Tan Pro USA.."

Uh, I think that's the point, Rob. Turns out Americans aren't happy that millions of low-income folks without insurance are attracted to your cancer coffins, then when they get melanoma and can't treat it they end up in the ER on my dime.

I'd be happy to see you all go out of business. Of course, that wouldn't be American. But taxes? Hell yes, taxes are fine. Just like cigarettes. You want to kill yourself out in the sun for free? Fine. Have at it. You want to do it at a business? Well, we the people have every right to tax the hell out of that business to get some of our money back.
Sun your buns

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Will Obama tax Nancy Pelosi's face lift and botox? If her face gets any tighter it will look like an unopened tube of Braunschweiger.
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I guess all the tanning parlor owners and their customers make in excess of $200,000. That way Barry could keep his promise not to raise taxes on folks making less than that amount.
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Oh my god - are most Dispatch readers really this crazy, or just the ones that reply (which would include myself, sadly)?

Taxes are instituted by conservatives as well. My own profession had tax added onto it - unfairly - under Gov. Taft's direction. So ixnay the ullsh*tbay on taxes/liberals. I'm so tired of that. This tax had NOTHING TO DO W/OBAMA. Nothing.

Tanning beds have been proven to have little intrinsic value and to be extremely harmful to the body. So - sin tax? Yeah. You wanna be brown in Jan and can afford it? Then cough up a little dough for those just wanting to take care of their cancer or diverticulitis.

Man, what a group of whiners.
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MovingToMars wrote:
I'm moving to Mars because all of you are petty little brats who express their opinions on comment sections of the online newspaper. Want real change? Then make your voice heard somewhere else than the most toxic place on the internet -- the comments section.
Great. I called the moving company for you. They'll get right on that. Have your stuff ready.
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Wonder if they took out the BoTox tax at the urging of Biden? His forhead although different in color resembles the shape and texture of a bowling ball, I dont think his forhead moves one bit...

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