I can now confirm something we’ve somewhat suspected. The fact is, Barack Obama hates white people.Yes, we’ve long suspected Obama held a certain animus towards Caucasians but I’ve found definitive proof that cannot be disputed. He has targeted something near and dear to white people worldwide, and something very well beloved by the former Speaker of the House, John Boehner.
As reported by the Associated Press from my old stomping grounds of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, “The tanning salon industry is feeling burned by “Obamacare.” Business owners around the country say the little-noticed 10 percent tax on tanning in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul has crippled the industry, forcing the closing of nearly 10,000 of the more than 18,000 tanning salons in the U.S.Experts say the industry is overstating the effects of the “tan tax” and that it has been hurt by other factors, too, including public health warnings about the dangers of tanning and the passage of laws in dozens of states restricting the use of tanning salons by minors.
Nevertheless, some salon owners say the health care overhaul will be on their minds on Election Day. Republicans have vowed to repeal “Obamacare” if they win the presidency and retain control of Congress.
“When I go to vote, I’m supporting candidates who are pro-business and who want less government involvement, less government regulation,” said Chris Sternberg, senior vice president of Sun Tan City, a Louisville, Kentucky-based chain with nearly 300 salons in 22 states. The tax, similar to that imposed on tobacco, is meant to discourage a practice known to increase the risk of cancer.The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network says those who use tanning beds before age 35 increase their lifetime risk of melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, by 59 percent. Congressional experts also projected the tax would raise about $2.7 billion to help expand health coverage for uninsured Americans, but the industry says it actually has raised just a fraction of that. The industry has spent millions lobbying to repeal the tax, which it says destroyed 81,000 tanning jobs.”
You want to talk about a behavior modification by way of taxation with a tinge of racist undertones? Here it is. Look, y’all know that folks like me, you know, black Americans, have little need for a tanning salon. So c’mon white folks, rise up and revolt against a tax targeting your desire to have that dark skin tone look. What a bummer for bodybuilders –they’re going to have to compete all pasty and pale. Yuck! And boy howdy, is John Boehner upset about this one. Ok, all jokes aside, have you noticed how progressive socialists always come up with these insidious behavior taxes and try to justify it by claiming it’s about “our health?”
The left is constantly using taxation as a means to impose their nanny-state agenda — as if we cannot take care of ourselves. We shared here the sugary soda tax in Philadelphia. You know, we’re just too doggone dumb to be able to drink a soda and be healthy. And it always comes back to raising funds for a worthy cause…such as the gun violence tax in Seattle imposed against gun stores on weapons and ammunition, that goes to offset education programs and victims of gun violence assistance. As if the law abiding American citizen utilizing their Second Amendment right has to be punished by a punitive tax that has nothing to do with them.Now, I’ve been talking about this tanning tax for some time because of a dear friend. The President and Executive Director of the American Suntanning Association is a fella named Bart Bonn. Bart and I were captains who served together in Task Force 2-16 Infantry twenty-five years ago in Operation Desert Storm.
Bart now resides in Nebraska and has been speaking out about the tanning tax and its harm against the industry. We recently reported here about the closing of some 95 Ruby Tuesday restaurants, but 10,000 tanning salons? This is epidemic. The loss of some 81,000 jobs is devastating — all because Obama and his ilk believe they just know what’s best for your life. Well, actually, they wanted revenue to fund their misguided little nationalizing of our healthcare industry, one-sixth of our economy.
But you know what else this represents? An assault on small businesses, and many of these tanning salons are women-owned — this is also indicative of Obama’s real war on women. He’s hurting the female tanning salon owners, and the millions of women, who, as we wind our way out of summer, still want that nice healthy tanned look.Kim Arnold, a business owner in upstate New York, said she and her husband had to close their third Tropical Tann location last August because of the tax. “Customers would say, ‘I’m not paying that,'” she said. “I’d have people walk right out the door.”
Now of course we had some fun with this story, but in the end it’s a serious tale. Obamacare is a failing fiasco. Health insurance premiums are rising and companies are dropping out of the health exchanges. We’ve said it before, but Obamacare is nothing more than a grand wealth redistribution scheme with its twenty taxes. And now we know the horrific effects of one of the most insidious, and blatantly racist, tax proposals of the “Affordable Care Act” — the venomous tanning tax. And as always, the progressive socialists hide behind the inane assertion that they’re taxing us for our own wellbeing. Hey, do us all a favor, and just leave us be. We like our sodas, salt on our food, our guns and ammo, and the ladies certainly love to be tanned.