EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY ALL TANNING PACKAGES WILL RECEIVE A 10% TAX INCREASE. YOU CAN THANK OBAMA!
( I had a nifty pic of the sign but cannot upload photos, WTF)
I did recall hearing somewhere that Obama wanted to raise taxes on recreational type activities and I did recall hearing something about tanning being a target. I smoke and tan and both are bad. So I do not mind having my price effected. I would rather they effect that than groceries or school fees or paycheck deducted taxes, so I am okay with that. I mean honestly no one wants anything to go up especially for tax purposes but something has to go up right? I felt that tanning was a good choice. SInce it is not medically necessary and actually is quite bad for you, I am okay with it, It equals only less than $2 a month for me so I can deal.
However I did think that posting "Thank Obama" on the door was a bit inappropriate. So I decided to do a little fact checking then I read this article explaining the tax increase http://money.cnn.com/2010/03/24/news/economy/tanning_tax/. They are saying this will put tanning businesses out of business. Really??? As I stated it effects my cost by less than $2 monthly. So is $2 really gonna shut down the place? I could go on and on about this but won't. I'd rather focus on the fact that the salon had this sign on the door. I was taken aback by it. I personally do not feel that you should advertise your political views on your businesses front door. But this is America, the land of the free. I get that it is your place but I don't know something about it makes me uncomfortable. Not uncomfortable enough to stop going there just enough to annoy me.
What do you think?