Skip to comments.DON'T GO THERE: DEMS EYE 10% TAX ON BOTOX, COSMETIC SURGERY
Posted on 07/27/2009 2:42:56 PM PDT by kcvl
DON'T GO THERE: DEMS EYE 10% TAX ON BOTOX, COSMETIC SURGERY Mon Jul 27 2009 17:18:00 ET
Face-lifts, tummy tucks and hair transplants could be hit with a new tax to help finance the trillion-dollar healthcare overhaul plan, CONGRESS DAILY reports.
The Senate Finance Committee has discussed imposing a 10% excise tax on cosmetic surgery deemed unnecessary for medical purposes.
DAILY's Peter Cohn reveals: The idea was broached in a meeting with OMB Director Orszag in mid-July, after which Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus told reporters he had heard some "interesting," "creative," and "kind of fun" ideas.
Liberals are idiots pure and simple.
Nancy would be BROKE! LOL!
That might be one way to pry medical insurance premiums for others from the claws of Mdm Pelosi
Do as I say, not as I do!
Of course, it wouldn’t apply to THEM!
DO IT! PLEASE LOL
If this passes, I predict all breast implants will be 10 percent smaller.
Congress exempts itself from a lot of nonsense like this.
There goes the Hollyweird endorsements.
Hold on...I have to pay for someone who wants an elective abortion AND I not only have to pay for my own elective nip and tuck but also get hit with a tax?
Why does it matter to Pelosi, et al. They don’t pay for it. We do.
Oh I like this idea.
But why stop at 10%?
After all, this surgery is clearly not needed. Lets raise some BIG bucks with it.
Lets go all TOBACCO on it.
Do I hear 100%
How about 200%
Anyone for 300%
Lets go raise some money for the wee sick kiddies.
He spent a fortune on those plugs! roflol!
How many starving children could he have fed?!
I am for a 300% tax on politicians.
Typical liberal idiocy. Long time ago, the dimrats passed a luxury tax on big boats, jewelry and other high end items. All this did was screw the businesses that build these high end items and put people out of work. This piece of crap will put cosmetic doctors/nurses out of work. Funny thing, they probably are hard core dimrats. How’s the hopey changey thing working for you?
Cosmetic treatments and infertility are the only parts of medicine that the government can’t touch with a health plan because they are pay-for-service. But they are trying!
Calling Helen Thomas, quickly, while there’s still time. Dr. 90210 has an opening.
Retrotax for Pelosi
This story is funny, but let me try to make a serious point. Cosmetic surgery is typically not covered by health insurance. People pay for it with their own after-tax income. Why should it be singled out for a tax?
The rich will just take a vacation and go off shore for these procedures. Just one more way to hurt US businesses.
Hey now THERE’s a tax I can get behind!
I get so tired of seeing all the people with crash victim type faces.
All of Hollywood should be outraged!! Oh, but those folks just deduct it from their taxes as a cost of doing business.
Where are the disparate impact lawyers? This is discrimination against women!!!
Gloria Allred, come in please.
I would just like for all of them to GO HOME and get some fresh new people and ideas, not Obama’s Marxist ones which aren't fresh or new! Get rid of the OLD FARTS who have grown tentacles which will need surgical procedures to remove their lazy *sses.
The reason there are so many crooks in both parties is because they have been there TOO LONG. They can't help but put their hands in the cookie jar when it is so easy and they are watching MILLIONAIRES/BILLIONAIRES who make it ON THEIR OWN. They are jealous and think they DESERVE SOME OF IT. Just a little house remodeling, a kid's college, etc.
roflol! Decribes them perfectly!
Bite your tongue! You KNOW they don't get any procedures done. That is ALL NATURAL! /s
Again, too late for Michael Jackson!
I am certain that whatever health care plan members of Congress have such “unnecessary” health care procedures will be fully covered. I pity those with birth defects, burns or even breast cancer who would be denied reconstructive surgery under Obamacare.
Another member of congress readies itself for a grueling day of lawmaking.
You mean Nancy Pelosi is personally going to fund health care reform????
I’d support a 500% tax on tattoos. They’re ugly and pointless.
Heck I never have seen her as on our side.
She used to write Bush’s speeches so I figured she was at least neutral. (before she lost her mind)
Make it 30 or 40% for what I care. It will affect mainly Hollywood, Washington, and the network news.
winner best Drudge post in ages! lmao!!