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Now we have taxes on tanning?!?!

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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:24 AM
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Now we have taxes on tanning?!?!


www.bloomberg.com

Indoor tanning salons will charge customers a 10 percent tax beginning today in just one of the changes Americans will see as a result of the U.S. health-care overhaul signed into law by President Barack Obama.
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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:24 AM
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Holy cow here come the first of the crazy taxes we are going to have to pay thanks to Mr. Hope and Change and this wonderful Health Care Reform legislation.

I just wanna take this opportunity to thank all those who voted in this nut into office. And I use the term "nut" on purpose here.

Get ready America we are going to have to start paying "nutty" taxes on other things too. God I hope he doesnt become a vegan, then he'll make sure we taxed on our burgers too!

For those who are students of American history...can you see the comparison here with the tanning tax (or any of these new dumb taxes) and what the King of England was taxing the colonies so long ago?

Hmmm...makes one think dont it? Unlike our forefathers who had spines and could think for themselves...we sadly will just put up with this nonsense and eventually be taxed for everything we do, everything we consume, everything we work with all so the "have nots" can have a little bit more of ours.

God bless America

www.bloomberg.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:27 AM
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It didn't matter who got into power, the aganda remains the same.

The tax will only effect people who use the service, try getting into the sun for a few minutes a day, works a treat



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:31 AM
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Haha, looks like the health care bill haters are really grasping for stuff to complain about.

Next they'll be complaining that there is a tax for purchasing mint flavored napkins on sunday.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:31 AM
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Listen to your justification...can you hear your total lack of logic and sense? It doesnt matter if it only effects a few, this is a crazy tax and just because it doesnt matter to you doesnt mean we shouldnt stand up and say enough! Eventually you will have some crazy taxes on something that you enjoy doing...taxes that are only there to feed the insatible hunger that is the federal government machine and their social justice programs.

There will never be enough taxes in their eyes and with attitudes like yours we will never be able to change our nation to what our founding fathers intended it to be.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:32 AM
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I am in complete shock at your response here. You truly believe its ok for the government to simply take what they want?



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:34 AM
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Originally posted by Rockstrongo37


Holy cow here come the first of the crazy taxes we are going to have to pay thanks to Mr. Hope and Change and this wonderful Health Care Reform legislation.



How do you suppose it is crazy to charge people a tax on activities that increase their chances of getting cancer, or eye problems, specifically in the context of the health care bill?



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:36 AM
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Originally posted by RestingInPieces
Haha, looks like the health care bill haters are really grasping for stuff to complain about.

Next they'll be complaining that there is a tax for purchasing mint flavored napkins on sunday.


Yep, it's all fun and jokes until you find something in the bill you don't like. Then you'll want someone to take you seriously when you complain.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:37 AM
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Originally posted by Rockstrongo37
reply to post by RestingInPieces
 


I am in complete shock at your response here. You truly believe its ok for the government to simply take what they want?


They are "taking what they want" from people who are a public health risk in respect to a health care bill that is at least semi socialized and uses a portion of public taxes for funding.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:39 AM
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And you don't see this as a problem? you don't see this new tax as a potential danger to putting a lot of small businesses, tanning places, out of business?

I thought Obama was supposed to be creating jobs, not encouraging people to avoid stimulating the economy?



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:39 AM
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Originally posted by sos37

Originally posted by RestingInPieces
Haha, looks like the health care bill haters are really grasping for stuff to complain about.

Next they'll be complaining that there is a tax for purchasing mint flavored napkins on sunday.


Yep, it's all fun and jokes until you find something in the bill you don't like. Then you'll want someone to take you seriously when you complain.


Wow, so that is the general thinking here?

So you admit that everyone will probably find something in the bill they don't like?

Are you implying that in life, not everyone always gets what they want?

Is this some type of "Life isn't fair" message you are trying to send out?

You sound like a victim of life. Poor guy.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:42 AM
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Originally posted by sos37
reply to post by RestingInPieces
 


And you don't see this as a problem? you don't see this new tax as a potential danger to putting a lot of small businesses, tanning places, out of business?

I thought Obama was supposed to be creating jobs, not encouraging people to avoid stimulating the economy?


You'd be better off arguing that the EXISTENCE OF THE SUN would put tanning booths out of business, don't you think?



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:42 AM
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I think its crazy because once this kind of door is opened we then allow them to deam what ever they want as taxable. There must be restraints on what the government can do and to what they can tax.

If they descide that its unhealthy to eat meat will it be ok for them to put a special tax on meat?

If they descide that those who dont have a gym membership should be taxed because they arent active will that be ok?

What ever they descide fits into their plan of taxation they will be free to stick it to us...all because so many of us arent screaming at the first of these kind of crazy taxes like this tanning tax.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:50 AM
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Originally posted by Rockstrongo37
reply to post by RestingInPieces
 


I think its crazy because once this kind of door is opened we then allow them to deam what ever they want as taxable. There must be restraints on what the government can do and to what they can tax.

If they descide that its unhealthy to eat meat will it be ok for them to put a special tax on meat?

If they descide that those who dont have a gym membership should be taxed because they arent active will that be ok?

What ever they descide fits into their plan of taxation they will be free to stick it to us...all because so many of us arent screaming at the first of these kind of crazy taxes like this tanning tax.


"They" ???

Who exactly is "They" ? Is it the collective groups that lobby for laws and make decisions that negatively affect your life? Is it the newscasters and the tv personalities, the trolls, and the skeptics?

There are plently of groups and individuals out there who have proposed a meat tax, and a tax for just about everything you can think of.

You are lucky that not only is it "You vs. Them" but also "Them vs. Them".

Who knows, when you grow up you might become part of one of the "Them" groups in order to spread your idea of a NO-MEAT tax while the vegatarians sit around on their message board saying "They" (the "them" group you are a part of) are trying to spread meat all over the country by keeping it untaxed.

Good luck with life.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:51 AM
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Not exactly sure what your point is here. I think my statement was clear.
BTW...I have been grown up for quite some time now lol and as a small business owner I am watching all that I worked for to build be taken in small pieces and given to people like you who benifit from social justice laws that bring about nutty taxes like this tanning tax.

[edit on 24-3-2010 by Rockstrongo37]



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:55 AM
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Originally posted by RestingInPieces

Originally posted by sos37
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And you don't see this as a problem? you don't see this new tax as a potential danger to putting a lot of small businesses, tanning places, out of business?

I thought Obama was supposed to be creating jobs, not encouraging people to avoid stimulating the economy?


You'd be better off arguing that the EXISTENCE OF THE SUN would put tanning booths out of business, don't you think?



Uh, yeah, sure, as soon as the sun starts taxing people for tanning booth use. You don't get it, do you?



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 01:03 AM
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Originally posted by sos37

Originally posted by RestingInPieces

Originally posted by sos37
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And you don't see this as a problem? you don't see this new tax as a potential danger to putting a lot of small businesses, tanning places, out of business?

I thought Obama was supposed to be creating jobs, not encouraging people to avoid stimulating the economy?


You'd be better off arguing that the EXISTENCE OF THE SUN would put tanning booths out of business, don't you think?



Uh, yeah, sure, as soon as the sun starts taxing people for tanning booth use. You don't get it, do you?


Obviously you can't differentiate between free and paid services?

If a free tanning solution does not put paid tanning solutions out of business, do you think a "higher price" will?

You are obviously so blinded by the "tax" aspect of it, that you can't see the forest for the trees.

Let's say a tanning bed cost 70 cents a minute, and someone uses it for a half an hour. It cost $21 add a 10% tax on there. It's now $23.10

If you REALLY have to dig into savings to pay that tax, there are obviously bigger problems. How on Earth do you think this tax is going to put tanning beds out of business when FREE, TAXLESS tanning by the sun hasn't done so already?

Is your head on straight?



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 01:04 AM
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The main message was that this is an agenda and it didn't matter who got in, yet you focused on the tax.
I was not justifying anything at all, just giving people the idea that they could actually get some real sun light instead of artificial.

I really couldn't care less about your health system, I live in a different country with our own set of problems, yet many here feel as though they are the centre of the universe and we should all care.

If the great USA goes down, other countries will still exist, that may be why the rats are abandoning the sinking ship



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 01:06 AM
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Well i do so appreciate your disdane for the US, im sure some of my tax dollars have gone to assist your country at some point. Anyway your welcome.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 01:11 AM
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Your example is for one session. You do know that some people tan 4-5 times a week? I used to tan, but not any more because of the health risks involved. That extra money can add up quick and could be the deciding factor that people need to decide to cut it out of their budget.

And this is just one tax in the bill, a tax for tanning. What other taxes have been added to the health care bill that we don't yet know about? Added taxes on flying? More taxes on tobacco and soda than what they already increased? Taxes on clothing? Taxes on utilities?

It all adds up quick.



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