Dr. Bruce E. Katz, educational spokesman for The Skin Cancer Foundation, says there are more than 3.5 million estimated cases of skin cancer detected each year -- making it the most common cancer in the United States. Research has proven an association between all forms of skin cancer and ultraviolet radiation, including the ultraviolet radiation from indoor tanning beds, Katz says.
On an average day, more than 1 million Americans use tanning salons. First exposure to tanning beds in youth increases melanoma risk by 75 percent, Katz says.
"This tax is a master stroke, akin to the sin tax on cigarettes; both tanning and smoking are activities scientifically proven to cause harm to the human body," Katz says in a statement.
A real master stroke indeed once you stop to think about it. With this new tax on tanning beds included into the health care reform act of 2010? The Obama regime has figured out a way to creatively tax 'only white people.'
Yes.....it's really that simple when you think about it. White people are the ones that frequent tanning beds. And for what purpose? Apparently to look a little darker.
So if we extrapolate this line of reasoning concerning looking out for the health and better interest of the people? Then we need to contact our representatives in congress and see about getting them to include into an amendment to the Health Care Reform Act, a provision to include a 10% tax on all hair relaxing products for instance. Seeing as the chemicals involved have to be bad for one's health and therefore, should naturally fall under these new interpretations of sin taxes that are in all of our better interests.
Congratulations America...in one single piece of legislation? We have permitted the taxing of a service that only white people engage in and we also have approved a provision that gives extra money and credit to universities that recruit more minority students into med schools. (which means by default, to the exclusion of white candidates).
Under the Democrats' health care bill, if a medical school wants to increase its chances of receiving many different kinds of grants and contracts from the federal government, it should have a demonstrated record of training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups. This is because the Democrats' health care bill requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to give preference to the entities that have demonstrated such a record in the awarding of these contracts to medical schools and other institutions.
American Thinker: Racial Preferences in the Democrats' Health Care Bill