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Should tanning salon patrons be charged a 10 percent federal tax?

Asked at Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. on April 14, 2010

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Photo of Paige Blevins

“It’s similar to a cigarette tax and the federal government shouldn’t decide what is good or bad for people, so I think the tax is wrong.”

Photo of William Tramp

“Absolutely, because it’s bad for their health and if my taxes are going to help pay for them to get better, then they should be helping to pay too.”

Photo of Jane Mahoney

“Yes, because they know the harmful effects they can get from tanning and they should be willing to pay extra, and it’s for their own good.”

Photo of James Carder

“I do think so, because it’s using energy and you can just go outside and get a tan.”

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RoeDapple 4 years, 8 months ago

Yeah, especially if they're smoking! (their hides), (or tobacco . . ) (Okay if they chew while in there, be interesting to watch them spit)

(Okay, grammar police, appropriate use of they're, their and there, but too many commas, and maybe, parenthesis, ya think? maybe?)

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nobody1793 4 years, 8 months ago

No, tanning salon patrons should not be taxed for using a tanning salon. There should, however, be a 25% "Icky orange skank" tax.

oldvet 4 years, 8 months ago

If you make below $250,000 your taxes won't go up one dime...

nliar

Flap Doodle 4 years, 8 months ago

Must. Give. All. Money. To. Federal. Government.

scott3460 4 years, 8 months ago

Why are these things always two for and two against?

Robert Rauktis 4 years, 8 months ago

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jonas_opines 4 years, 8 months ago

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 8 months ago

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anonyname 4 years, 8 months ago

Sure am glad you're eager to hear opinions other than yours!!

jonas_opines 4 years, 8 months ago

I think your sarcasm is getting a little too sharp for your own good, Renaldo.

CreatureComforts 4 years, 8 months ago

Why are these things always two for and two against?

Huh? I count 3 vs. 1 (yes vs. no).

Anywho, the true mark of an idiot is that who fake tans. So, not so much a tanning tax as an idiot tax. That would be great!

I must say that my plan for getting rich is still to put a tanning salon just off campus from the sororities. I will build a covered, heated path so they still can come in the winter without getting themselves snowed on. But then I might make over $250k per year...that wouldn't be good for my taxes.

flux 4 years, 8 months ago

Why would you agree for more new taxes that are a result of the goverment mismanaging your money? It will NEVER be enough

SettingTheRecordStraight 4 years, 8 months ago

Should anybody be charged an additional tax for anything?

Absolutely not. America needs tax relief, not new and higher taxes.

oldvet 4 years, 8 months ago

Great idea, autie!!! But I'll have to fire up the Hummer first and make a beer run. Maybe go out to the gun range also and bury some lead in the backstop area!!!

Deja Coffin 4 years, 8 months ago

Just curious, do tanning salons have customers sign agreements or waivers saying that they understand the health risk of tanning, etc.? I used to go tanning in high school for upcoming dances but don't remember. Just like cigarette packs have the surgeon general's warning on them I was wondering if tanning salons offer something like that.

anonyname 4 years, 8 months ago

Wonder if the resturant shift manager (note to LJW: spell-check even here in the comments tells me "resturant" is spelled wrong) who supports a tax because tanning is bad for a person's health works at a health food restAurant? It'd be funny if he made that statement then went to work at a burger or pizza place.

Deja Coffin 4 years, 8 months ago

R_I, the fact that I still put up with him should be enough appreciation.... Just Kidding! I'm pretty sure Earth Day is April 22nd which is my anniversary! Then the next day is my birthday and then a couple weeks later is Mothers Day... I wonder why my husband hates this part of the year so much? :-) Actually he gets lucky and just throws everything together, "Happy Anni-Birth-Mothers Day!"

jonas_opines 4 years, 8 months ago

As long as it's not me that has to make the sacrifices, I'm all for it.

(cough)

BigPrune 4 years, 8 months ago

How many years did it take the Liberals to figure out the skin cancer increases were caused not by the ozone hole over Kennebunkport, but the tanning salons on every corner? duh.

As for the tax, don't we pay enough in taxes anyway? Why not repeal the income tax, go to a flat sales tax on all businesses and put all the accountants/tax attorneys/IRS agents out of business?

jonas_opines 4 years, 8 months ago

Sigh, that would be a negative. Was off for a good 9 months last year, then my back blew out and I started back up again.

scopi_guy 4 years, 8 months ago

I think there's a little worm in those beans. While it's alive, the bean jumps. When it dies, well...then it stops jumping.

independant1 4 years, 8 months ago

that's right,there is a worm, the beans in sun or tanning boothes start jumpin,but it doesn't die, just means it's found a new host

N_Trenched 4 years, 8 months ago

If we could just tax the federal government every time a new tax is proposed....now that would put a stop to the madness! The most effective congress is the one that stays at home!

riverdrifter 4 years, 8 months ago

No tax on tanning and all bikinis are free to those ladies who pass muster. Autie, I looked for 2 hours yesterday in a proven location and did not find ONE stinking morel. Try again tomorrow.

Flap Doodle 4 years, 8 months ago

iamtired, in this Brave New World, punishing the descendants of the White Devils seems to be okay. Look at how "Let 'em go" Holder gave a nod and a wink to voter intimidation as long as it was aimed at the correct group.

tobe2000 4 years, 8 months ago

Does anyone know who the reporter was tonight around 5:30 in the 700-800 block of Mass?

tobe2000 4 years, 8 months ago

Does anyone know who the reporter was tonight around 5:30 in the 700-800 block of Mass?

RoeDapple 4 years, 8 months ago

No, but tomorrows OTS will probably have been asked at FreeState!

mr_right_wing 4 years, 8 months ago

I can't really object much to a 'vanity tax'. I still really think pornography could be a tax 'cash cow'.....

independant1 4 years, 8 months ago

CO2 tax is coming to a tax jurisdiction in your area soon. Blowhards will finally pay their fair share. Another regressive tax scheme like federal and state income taxes.

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