FILE - In this June 16, 2010 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, flanked by House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, right, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
At least somebody knows on which side their bread is (cocoa) buttered! Rich, mahogany colored John Boehner is going to stick up for the hideously beleaguered tanning salon owners of America, otherwise known as "the downtrodden":
ObamaCare’s first tax increase-a 10 percent tax-starts today. This $2.7 billion tax is the first of ObamaCare’s $569 billion tax increase.
The new tax adds 10 percent to the cost of tanning services businesses provide. Some 30 million Americans visit a tanning salon at least once a year and 75 percent of the employees and customers are women, according to industry sources.
Out of the approximately 19,000 professional indoor tanning salons, more than 50 percent are owned by women and employ approximately 160,000 workers.
According to this Wall Street Journal article, ObamaCare’s tanning tax is causing all kinds of problems for business owners who provide tanning services as well as other products or those who include tanning services as part of a gym membership.
This is such an outrage.
If Mr. Boehner wants less expensive tanning, normally I'd recommend a trip to sunny Arizona, but if he goes there, either he'll get racially profiled by an overzealous police officer, or worse (?), he'll get decapitated by swarming Mexicans. Either way, maybe it's time for him to invest in his own private tanning bed?