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Now we have taxes on tanning?!?!

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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 03:13 AM
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i actually find a lot of this thread quite humorous. we pay sales tax on most goods and services in canada..and the world has not ended


and im sure that if your government is going to be assisting in payment for medical treatment, they want to discourage people from doing things that could cause them to require extensive medical treatment.

[edit on 24-3-2010 by devilishlyangelic23]




posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:14 AM
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We dont find this subject funny at all. Our founding fathers bled and died to give us freedom from insane taxes such as these. There is a clear difference between our heritage and yours in canada. We stand up for whats right and dont simply lay down and take it.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:17 AM
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its not that we "lay down and take it" its that we understand the concept of "for the greater good of the country." too many people in the US are "for the greater good of me." we pay tax because the government needs to collect money from somewhere to be able to run the country and fund our lives. we dont like it, but at the same time we understand that its necessary.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:17 AM
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There is no reason NOT to tax tanning beds, they have escaped for far too long.

No different than booze or ciggie tax or any other so called sin tax.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:18 AM
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Yes, you will pay the tax on tanning. When they kept heaping taxes apon taxes on smokers, you probably said that it was a good thing, and I was one saying "Who's next?". Looks like the melanoma crowd is next, good, I say. Now you want to complain about more 'nutty' taxes? Grow up. Of course it was ok when the nutty taxes were put apon someone elses head, but not apon yours. Too bad, so sad! It's pathetic, and I laugh at people like you.

Welcome to my world! Have fun with it! Go crazy!



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:46 AM
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Originally posted by dolphinfan
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I think you're the one who doesn't get it. It does not matter if the tax is a penny, it is a tax and by definition it is theft. It is not the fact that they are taxing the tanning bed which is stupid, it is that they are using tax policy to social engineer.


It looks more like YOU are using the tax policy to social engineer.



Its 10% on this and 5% on that and you're quickly running into a lot of money.


No, it's 10% on tanning. A 10% tax on tanning does not mean the world is going to end in taxes on everything.



If it were really about health and using tax to reduce behaviors that drive more cost into the health care system they would tax running shoes, golf clubs and tennis racquets.

Repetitive stress injuries cost exponentially more to the system than skin cancer caused by the fraction of the population that uses tanning beds.


Ok, so you can provide a source for that besides your rear end?



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:53 AM
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Originally posted by RestingInPieces
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


Who pays $0.70 a minute to tan? I pay $19.00 a month to tan with a maximum of 20 minutes per session. So, that's approximately $0.03 cents per minute on a 30 day month. Granted I don't go every day...maybe 3 times a week on average...so that works out to about $0.08 cents per minute. If you are paying that much, you are getting ripped off!



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 10:09 AM
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Well I am glad that you all in canada are so enlightened and are so easy to settle down and say nothing. It gives me a true sence of peace and joy that there are those who cant stand up for themselves, call out injustice and glorify the status when if comes to their government. Good for you...



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 10:10 AM
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Nope, I have always thought the tax on smokers was wrong and the begining of a terrible wave of new crazy taxes.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 10:47 AM
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Originally posted by RestingInPieces

Originally posted by Rockstrongo37
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Good luck with life.


I've had pro-reform folks tell me, "Good luck with life" before. It seems to be a recurring theme. Thankfully I'm receiving these well wishes from them; I might have trouble without that luck!

Anyway, I think the taxation on tanning salons is absurd and a sure sign of the government gradually invading our personal lives with what they think is best for us. In this mode of thinking, there may be taxes for certain vacations, like those at the beach, because of the potential health hazards of the sun.

I don't think a 10% tax is going to stop people from going tanning, if that's really what they want to do. It isn't too big of a financial hit to stop people.

Maybe for our health benefits, the government can use that 10% and give everyone free gym membership. And make everyone take 3 classes a week or else they get taxed in some way. Hardy har.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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I recently received a second email from these folks:



The original one was posted in jest here: www.belowtopsecret.com...

The even have a petition site: www.stopthetantax.com...

"Sin taxing" is nothing new of course, it is by all accounts the one tax that is most readily accepted by the populace because people view it as just, the rational being that if you smoke for example a non smoker shouldn't have to dish out for your cancer treatment.

Within a tax code context, sin taxes are the equivalent of Chinese water torture, one little drop at a time rather than an outright drowning ... rest assured though, sooner or later we will drown.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 06:43 PM
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Plenty of room in the pool, and they are ever expanding! C'mon, jump in before you are pushed in! Petitions will do squat, look how much it's down for other 'sin' taxes! Fast food will be in the queue here sometime! Whoo whooo, I'm lovin it!



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 06:47 PM
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You know, GWB did create tax free (tax havens) health and medical savings accounts for the elite so they can maintain their tans and get their plastic surgery and voila, that was his answer to the health care crisis. There's an option for you all who need an expensive tan or some other optional cosmetic treatments.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 06:57 PM
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Two things........let's get rid of all sin taxes, we have health care now.....and with the cash cow it is they shouldn't need the sin tax money. Secondly, this is a racist tax....think about it, who uses tanning beds? If the situation was reversed Jessie, Al and all of the other proffesional victims would be out against it because it only affecteed the blacks



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 06:57 PM
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I don't think tanning booths are considered a sin as one poster stated,
She said that they should be included in with booze and ciggies and
taxed, The real truth is that Obama decided that if you want your skin
the color of his, by golly you are going to pay for it. LOL



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 06:59 PM
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Since I don't using tanning beds, I really don't care, but it's business as usual for Dems. They just love to tax!!

Socialism is great, until people run out of money.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 07:06 PM
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Your not going to start throwing tanning beds into the harbor are you?



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 07:08 PM
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Originally posted by RestingInPieces

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?



WOW...really, wow. So many fallacies, I keep getting ahead of myself.

What if I don't want to be on government insurance? Why should I have to pay the tax?

So many clearly do NOT want it...do they have to pay?

If I open a business, will I be subject to more red tape because of the health care bill and impending taxes?

Does the government have the right to strap a leash around people by way of health care reform and more taxes?

Enjoy you're nanny state where big brother will hold you're hand in EVERYTHING you say, do or buy.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 07:47 PM
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Originally posted by SmokeandShadow
Enjoy you're nanny state where big brother will hold you're hand in EVERYTHING you say, do or buy.


That's what it seems to be. It seems like the Dems just want a bunch of "victims" to keep voting them into office.

"Hey, vote for me! I got you healthcare!! I got you citizenship!"



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:41 PM
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Originally posted by SmokeandShadow

Originally posted by RestingInPieces

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?



WOW...really, wow. So many fallacies, I keep getting ahead of myself.


You don't even know how far ahead you are getting, my illogical friend.



What if I don't want to be on government insurance? Why should I have to pay the tax?


Why should you have to pay it? Because you apparently choose to keep living in this country, under it's indirect democratic process which directly facilitated the passing of the bill.



So many clearly do NOT want it...do they have to pay?


Yes, if they continue living under the government system which is voting the bill into law.

I'm sure that there are so many prisoners who do NOT want to be in prison...do they have to stay in prison? Yes, they do.



If I open a business, will I be subject to more red tape because of the health care bill and impending taxes?


Depends on what kind of business you have and how many employees you hire.



Does the government have the right to strap a leash around people by way of health care reform and more taxes?


When a bill is passed by an elected body, I'd have to suggest that the government does. It also has the right to confine you to a 2x2 foot cell for breaking arbitrary laws.



Enjoy you're nanny state where big brother will hold you're hand in EVERYTHING you say, do or buy.


Enjoy you are nanny state.



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