Tanning Tax

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Tanning beds have helped people for years to catch the natural glowing look that normally would be from the sun, but now Congress has passed a Health Care Bill that allows a ten present tax on all indoor tanning beds. Are people paying the tax for the convenience or to help with the Health Care in the United States? Congress tells people that the tax is to help pay for the treatment that an individual must have because of the harm ultraviolent rays have on a person’s skin. (New York Times) I just wonder if Congress thought about this tax to its full capacity. If Congress has not noticed the United States is in a recession, meaning jobs are scarce and debt is high. Congress is adding a tax to the working class as if it is non-other than a …show more content…
The tanning tax will definitely impact the tanning industry. Many tanning solons and small tanning businesses are already feeling the tug at their wallets from the recession and now this. The consumer of the tanning industry is just the average person next door and we all have a neighbor that we know who is suffering financially. When push comes to shove one will likely choose a necessity over a luxury. I just wonder is congress trying to put the country’s people in a panic. July 1, 2010 the tanning tax went into effect; a ten percent tax on all indoor tanning using ultraviolent radiation was passed. This tax is supposed to help those that need help with skin cancer treatment. By congress taxing the tanning industry, for this reason leads me to ask what is next. Is congress going to pass a tax for going to the beach? This tax seems like only the beginning of what is to come.
During the Obama campaign, Obama made a promise to take a charge for change, but little did the public know what change they were in for. Obama also promised that the public would have five days to look online and find out what was in the bills before he signed them, this is Obama’s first broken promise, but not last. (CATO Institute) The Botox tax was presented to congress and after everyone had ample opportunity to view online it was not until the final upcoming days that deals were made and lobbing ceased only then was the tanning tax a replacement of the bo-tax obviously not
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