Just a couple of weeks ago Senate Democrats were talking about a “Bo-tax” on cosmetic surgery as a way to raise revenue to pay for that $1 trillion-plus healthcare bill. Now it’s a tax on tanning salons.
Congress Daily reports:
The concept of an excise tax on tanning services, which could include salon walk-ins or tanning beds and sunlamps sold for residential use, was floated in a weekend Senate staff meeting on the health bill. Officials described the idea as preliminary and not being seriously considered at this time. But as senators continue to draft amendments to add spending or scale back other pay-fors, all bets could be off. It would also be in keeping with Senate Democrats’ desire to keep any new revenue sources within the healthcare system.
Next: A tax on getting your nails done.
Finder’s Fee: Drudge