“When Obama defeated Romney in the election, I knew Obamacare would be upheld. In Obamacare there is a 10-percent tanning tax,” she explained.
The tax was added to healthcare reform in place of an originally proposed 5-percent tax on Botox and cosmetic surgery referred to as “Botax.”
Rislov said the tax made a significant difference in her business. She said she was making only a 10-percent profit at Rio Tan, “so Obama was getting 100 percent of my proceeds.” Rislov said that instead of passing along the burden to her customers, she decided it was time to forego the tanning salon venture.
Obama raising taxes on the poor and middle class…what’s up with that?
Oh, I forgot, ANYONE working is “rich”.
More tanning, more chance of skin cancer.
Just another sin tax like booze and cigarette’s .
Nice to know the people who say they are looking out for you would rather profit from your bad behavior rather than help you avoid it.
Just think what they would do if we didn’t have guns and they needed more of our money.
The next paragraphs after the ones you posted quoted another business owner who said it has had no impact. Whether you think the tax is good or not, and I think it is kind of stupid to fund health care off of tanning, I am very dubious of a business owner who claims they are shutting up shop because of a small tax.
The point is, John, it’s the tanning salon owner’s money, not the government’s.
Actually it is the customers’ money, but like I said I do not believe an owner when they say they are closing up shop because of a small tax. Something else within the business is causing this.
That’s fine John.
Go to your employer (if you work) and offer to give up 10% of your wage.
Go to your employer (if you work) and offer to give up 10% of your wage.
According to the business owner quoted, she was giving up 100% of her wage - the net proceeds of the business.
Not all businesses have the same bottom line, due to various expenses like employee compensation (pay and benefits), or other financial burdens. When government handicaps the business to the tune of 10% the business that has cut the profit margin to provide better service, better pay, or better benefits for employees will be eliminated from the market place. Pretty simple economics really, but a subject foreign to Obama and his apologists.
As a business owner myself, it seems especially unfair to introduce further tax whilst struggling to ride through this difficult economic time. There needs to be more support for small businesses to stay afloat, not more pressure. In my hypnosis business, I’ve seen an increase in stress related issues caused by such economic pressures. Hypnosis for stress.
Joey- I own my own business. That is why I am suspect to the business owner’s claims, especially since the one in the article that Owen did not quote said that the tax did not have an effect.
Typical conservative response to the Affordable Healthcare Act, edit the article so that the part that disproves your agenda is left out. Do everything you can to make it look bad.
Sigh… I assume that people click through and read what I link. It’s considered rude to excerpt the entire article becaue it doesn’t drive the traffic. But that article has two owners noticing the negative effect and one saying that she’s working through it.
Typical liberal… assuming the worst of people.
Typical liberal response, bring up something unrelated to the post and rip the poster for posting. While ignoring the substance of that post.
Saul A. loves ya’ baby…
“Typical liberal .... Assuming the worst in people “
My sense is that both sides have boatloads of judgmental people in their midst.
True, but liberal judgment is much worse in practice.
Liberals usually advocate rules, laws and hassle for everyone as the result of their “judgment”. Liberal judgment usually robs individuals of their own judgment and decision making. (NYC soda ban as a perfect example_
Conservative judgment is usually more focused, like throwing a thug in a jail. Generally, conservatives tend to allow and advocate people to have their own judgment on issues.
So you are correct, but the consequences of the judgmental liberal world view is far more damaging to society.
“So you are correct, but the consequences of the judgmental liberal world view is far more damaging to society.”
in your opinion. I will take a liberal world view that sees people as people—the poor as in need any day over the conservative view that corporations are people too.
Funny, I’ve never encountered the liberal view that I am a person. That is exactly the reason that though we may disagree on any or every issue there always exists for me the possibility of finding an accomodation with the right. No such possibility exists from the left.
I will take a liberal world view that sees people as people
Wow. What explains the liberal position on:
1.) Unborn baby Genocide of Abortion.
2.) Sugary drink bans.
3.) Supporting the public school monopoly (refusing people school choice).
4.) refusing people choice on health ins.
5.) refusing people choice on whether or not to be in a union.
6.) Refusing people choice on light bulbs they can buy (surprise, the new CFL’s cause skin cancer!)
7.) sobriety checkpoints (allowing people who don’t drink to be hassled.)
8.) constantly advocating increased tax slavery and obligation to government.
These are just issues off top of my head…where is the “people are people” dignity and liberal respect in allowing people to make their own choices?
Liberalism is an ideology that screams people are too dumb to make decisions on their own and need the collective to decide for them. Treating citizens like collective drones that have to surrender their will to idiotic politicians is a far cry from treating them as “people”.
Kevin, interesting you advocate for people making their own choices as an issue of dignity and respect yet you support taking choice away from 52% of the American population when it comes to abortion. I guess choice means for you any choices you like and support. And before yo ugo on your religious rant about the unborn, remember—you choose to kill by supporting the death penalty. You choose life when it suits your beliefs and death when it suits your beliefs.
And you talk about liberalism constantly advocating increased tax slavery and obligation to government.—What about the Govs new budget. It does not raise taxes but forces the state to borrow a billion dollars? Smoke and mirrors to make us think he is fiscally responsible.
Abortion is about murder of the innocent.
I don’t condone murder of the innocent.
Death Penalty is about carrying out the punishment of the guilty.
There is a big difference.
Liberalism is funny that way…advocate murder of the innocent, but get upset about justified, legal killing, of the guilty.
If that is the case, why don’t liberals afford unborn children the same level of protection you reserve for serial killers and child rapists?
I never really understood that.
I also see you did not refute my other quick 7 liberal liberty destroying items on the list.
In retrospect, I should have put on there, the choice to retain global warming (if it exists) for warmer winters and a longer growing season…I really detest the liberal notion we should all be huddled and freezing in our caves.
Thank you Kevin for making my point—you support only choices that follow your belief structure. I firmly believe from my reading of the NT, that Jesus opposes the death penalty. Yet, you feel he would be ok with it—you have said that before. Choice for you meanns choosing to agree with you.
At (literally) the end of the day, I am comfortable explaining to St. Peter my justification of the death of Saddam, Hitler, McVeigh, etc…
Are lefties comfortable explaining their justification of abortion likewise?
Does Jesus oppose abortion?
Matthew 19:14: “Let the little children come to me, and stop keeping them away, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to people like these.”
Somehow, I don’t think that passage reads, abort the children you don’t want first, and let what is left over come to me.
And of course, there is the basic question: is abortion practicing the golden NT rule?
Do you want to come along to bible study on the NT?
When it comes to the death penalty, I accept this excellent doctrinal thesis on it:
Best summed up in that last line:
“Capital punishment is an expression of God’s serious concern about unauthorized tampering with anyone’s time of grace.”