Monday, December 21, 2009


Look who's gettin' burned ...

I can make a firm pledge: Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes. [Emphasis mine]

-- President B. Hussein Obama, Dover, NH, September 12, 2008

One of the "compromises" in the Senate version of ObamaCare is a new 10 percent tax on indoor tanning booths. More here.

While this isn't a direct tax on individuals who use tanning booths, tanning salons will have no choice but to pass this tax on to customers, making it an indirect tax on folks who make less than 250 grand. (There's a small tanning salon close to my house, and I can tell you that none of the folks I've seen frequenting said salon pulled up in Bentleys or Beamers.)

The Senate's tanning salon tax replaces a cosmetic-surgery tax in the House's version of ObamaCare -- which I'm sure delights the hell out of House Speaker Nancy "Botox" Pelosi. Look for the cosmetic-surgery tax to come out during conference.

As was apparent to anyone with half a brain, small businesses and ordinary, middle-class sorts are the ones who're going to get burned if and when ObamaCare becomes law ... "burned" being very, very apropos for our discussion.

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