Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fighting tanorexia

To bring in more revenue, the [health care] bill proposes a range of new fees and taxes that would affect some high-income people, profitable health insurance companies and people who use tanning salons. ... Senate Democrats said the 10 percent tax was justified because ultraviolet radiation from tanning devices could increase the risk of skin cancer.
--Robert Pear, NYT, on why your neighbors may be paler in the coming years. Up next under the same rationale: taxes on people who spend time outdoors without sunscreen.

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