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Letters- Why tax tan salons

Dear Editor,

Why a tax on tanning salons? One of the many taxes that took effect with the implementation of Obamacare is a 10 percent excise tax on Americans using indoor tanning salons. This has puzzled me for many months. What does the President of the United States of America have against tanning salons?

Call me crazy but the light came on and I connected the one and only dot. The President and his voter base (consisting of a large number of African and Hispanic Americans, who have been blessed with some pigmentation to their skin) would be less likely to use the services of a tanning salon. Seems to me this tax could be considered discriminatory if you stretch your imagination just a bit.

President Obama has now created another division of voters -- those who use tanning salons and those who don't. What about manicures, pedicures, hair straightening and hair extensions? Are these services not a "luxury?"

Oh........the injustice of it all.

Pat Sabin, Hudson