Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tax On Tanning Beds

This news item caught my eye today, it's an outrage if you ask me.

But if the health-care reform package currently in Congress passes, you'll be paying a 10 percent tax at your neighborhood tanning salon.
The tax would apply to all indoor tanning services. It's designed to help pay for reforms to expand health-care coverage.
The "tanning tax" replaces a proposed 5 percent tax on cosmetic surgery procedures that had been in the bill.

If you tax tanning services then shouldn't you also tax du rags and malt liqour?

Gloria Steinem Where Art Thou?

Where is Steinem? Where is NOW? Shouldn't the feminst movement have something to say about a potential predator who is threatnening phyisical violence towards women? After all, the text messages released this week sound like this person needs to be put on a sex registry and carefully monitored.

Tiger:Sent: 04"02 PM 08/29/2009:
I want to treat you rough. Throw you around, spank and slap you
Tiger:Sent: 04:07 PM 08/29/2009:
You are my f------ w----
Tiger:Sent: 04:08 PM 08/29/2009:
Hold you down while i choke you ...
Tiger:Sent: 04:10 PM 08/29/2009:
Then im going to tell you to shut the F--- up while i slap your face and pull your hair for making noise
Tiger:Sent: 04:21 PM 08/29/2009:
Where do you want to be bitten