Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Obamacare and Race Based Taxation

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People wondering when provisions of President Obama’s health care reform will take affect won’t have to wait long.  In July, the first of many new taxes will take affect.

In what many are calling “race based” taxation, Obamacare calls for an immediate tax of 10% to be levied on all hair weaves and Quinceanera dresses

In reality neither of the previously mention items are being taxed.  Instead the Democrat’s health care reform plan calls for a 10% tax on tanning.

While no specific tanning demographic data exists, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the tanning tax will disproportionately affect white women.

To bring about distributive change of wealth President Obama once stated he favored federal social programs like welfare and health care over direct reparations because they, “disproportionately affect people of color.”

So, is the new tanning tax a purposeful policy designed to bring about distributive change or is it just another in a long line of sin taxes?

Interestingly enough, while those who tan frequently do have a 1.5 times greater risk of getting skin cancer, a report published in American Society for Clinical Nutrition showed that those same tanners had 25% greater bone density.  This means tanning may very well be the number one treatment for preventing osteoporosis. Thus, alleging the tan tax is a sin one may be opening a can of worms supporters of health care reform won’t be able to put back in the bottle.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It really is funny because if you had directed any tax towards any activity or item that is perceived to be used by a protected group, there would be hell to pay.

For example, how about a 10% tax on fried chicken? We know fried chicken is not got for you. Even though whites consume more chicken, I can just see the MSM touting this as racist because it fits the racial stereotype of blacks and chicken.

Well what could have more of a racial stereotype than a tanning salon?