Michael on April 9th, 2010
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Apparently, somewhere in the middle of the thousands of pages of health care reform is a new tax on using tanning salons.

You: Do you use tanning salons?


You: Yes.

You: We clearly haven’t met in person.  Imagine something rather white, like a blank sheet of printer paper or an albino.

You: Got it.

I’m slightly whiter.

You: Wow. Really?

Almost, it’s the beginning of April in New Hampshire. “Laying out” hasn’t happened in a while and let’s just say I’m not a big fan of the salons.  Still, this tan tax will affect a lot of people including, I am told the cast of Jersey Shore.

You: You watch that show?


You: Then how do you know they’re so tan?

Well, Emily at CreditCards.com told me.  How did you know?

You: I don’t want to talk about it.

Right. Nonetheless, Emily wrote a post about the tanning tax and included several links to her favorite posts of the last week, including my little rant on financial immaturity.

Enjoy – and stay pale.

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2 Comments to “That tan just got more expensive”

  1. Abigail says:

    I like to say that I’m one bad winter away from being transparent. Which is somewhat worrying, since we moved to Arizona. I’m investing in LOTS of sunblock. In fact, I should probably actually invest in sunblock. As in stock.

    At any rate, I think it’s a little weird at first. But, on the other hand, when you figure they’re basically begging for skin cancer, maybe it makes sense. It might discourage some tanners. But if nothing else, if these folks end up getting treated at taxpayer expense when the DO develop problems, we’ll have recouped a bit of money.

    Also, as someone with relatives not far from the Jersey Shore, I can attest that NO ONE in that state needs to fake ‘n bake. The summers there are fairly brutal. So the Jersey Shore people are even dumber than previously suspected.

    I’m off to eat some Tastykakes my mom mailed me from Jersey. If you’re from that area, you’ll know what that means.

  2. Nora says:

    Ha, Ha! I never thought of comparing my skin color to transparency but it’s a very good ajective. I’ve always said that I shouldn’t stand in front of white walls. :>

    Even though I live in Southern California, where the sun is out much more often than not, tanning salons abound. When the sun that nature provides in excess here isn’t enough for people, I have to believe there’s an addiction lurking somewhere… and extra taxes or not, nothing stops people hooked on vanity.

    Thanks for the tax update.

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