Senate Replaces ‘Bo-tax’ With Tan Tax


Over the weekend, the Senate amended the health-care bill by replacing the proposed 5 percent tax on elective plastic-surgery procedures with a proposed 10 percent tax on indoor tanning. The American Medical Association lobbied hard against the Bo-tax, arguing it discriminated against women. Either the tanning associations of America have little clout among easily sunburned legislators, or the tan tax presumably discriminates against both sexes equally, probably in the highest concentration along, say, the Jersey Shore. Man. We've been dreaming of an orange summer over there. A white-ish one just won't be the same. [WSJ]