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DON'T GO THERE: DEMS EYE 10% TAX ON BOTOX, COSMETIC SURGERY
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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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; botox; cosmetic; cosmeticsurgery; democrats; surgery; tax; taxincrease
Per Drudge...roflol!
1 posted on 07/27/2009 2:42:57 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Liberals are idiots pure and simple.


2 posted on 07/27/2009 2:43:38 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Imagine if Bush had said the police acted stupidly when a black cop arrests a mouthy KKK member.)
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To: kcvl

Nancy would be BROKE! LOL!


3 posted on 07/27/2009 2:43:40 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: kcvl

4 posted on 07/27/2009 2:44:43 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Impeach the sumbeech)
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To: kcvl

That might be one way to pry medical insurance premiums for others from the claws of Mdm Pelosi


5 posted on 07/27/2009 2:44:43 PM PDT by silverleaf (If you can't be a good example, at least don't be a horrible lesson)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Do as I say, not as I do!

Of course, it wouldn’t apply to THEM!


6 posted on 07/27/2009 2:45:00 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

DO IT! PLEASE LOL


7 posted on 07/27/2009 2:46:39 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: kcvl

8 posted on 07/27/2009 2:46:39 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: kcvl
Good idea. Let's make it retroactive and our own reps in Washington will owe millions in back taxes. Pelosi alone could bail out California. LOL
9 posted on 07/27/2009 2:47:36 PM PDT by fish hawk (Lord, help us to attain knowledge and the wisdom to apply it toward your ultimate will.)
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To: kcvl

If this passes, I predict all breast implants will be 10 percent smaller.


10 posted on 07/27/2009 2:47:36 PM PDT by earlJam
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To: kcvl

Congress exempts itself from a lot of nonsense like this.


11 posted on 07/27/2009 2:48:32 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Stop meddling in the affairs of countries and individuals Obama!)
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To: GQuagmire
Get Peggy Noonan the hell off our side!! She has turned into another Huffington.
12 posted on 07/27/2009 2:49:57 PM PDT by fish hawk (Lord, help us to attain knowledge and the wisdom to apply it toward your ultimate will.)
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To: kcvl

There goes the Hollyweird endorsements.


13 posted on 07/27/2009 2:49:58 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (http://obamaclock.org/)
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To: kcvl

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?


14 posted on 07/27/2009 2:50:38 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: kcvl
10% per plug would rake in a lot of revenue!
15 posted on 07/27/2009 2:50:43 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: kcvl

Why does it matter to Pelosi, et al. They don’t pay for it. We do.


16 posted on 07/27/2009 2:50:48 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: kcvl

Perfect! ROTFLOL!!!


17 posted on 07/27/2009 2:51:46 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Typical_Whitey

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.


18 posted on 07/27/2009 2:52:13 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: kcvl
Botox worked for him lol Pictures, Images and Photos
19 posted on 07/27/2009 2:52:42 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

He spent a fortune on those plugs! roflol!

How many starving children could he have fed?!


20 posted on 07/27/2009 2:53:02 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

I am for a 300% tax on politicians.


21 posted on 07/27/2009 2:53:03 PM PDT by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: Typical_Whitey

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?


22 posted on 07/27/2009 2:53:56 PM PDT by Texas resident ( Boys and Girls, it's us against them.)
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To: kcvl

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!


23 posted on 07/27/2009 2:54:57 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: silverleaf

Calling Helen Thomas, quickly, while there’s still time. Dr. 90210 has an opening.


24 posted on 07/27/2009 2:55:53 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: kcvl

Retrotax for Pelosi


25 posted on 07/27/2009 2:56:38 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: kcvl; All

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?


26 posted on 07/27/2009 2:59:05 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: kcvl

The rich will just take a vacation and go off shore for these procedures. Just one more way to hurt US businesses.


27 posted on 07/27/2009 3:09:22 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: kcvl

Hey now THERE’s a tax I can get behind!

I get so tired of seeing all the people with crash victim type faces.


28 posted on 07/27/2009 3:10:03 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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To: kcvl

All of Hollywood should be outraged!! Oh, but those folks just deduct it from their taxes as a cost of doing business.


29 posted on 07/27/2009 3:12:39 PM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: kcvl

Where are the disparate impact lawyers? This is discrimination against women!!!

Gloria Allred, come in please.


30 posted on 07/27/2009 3:13:21 PM PDT by freespirited (Honk if you miss Licorice.)
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To: reaganaut1
I don't think ANYTHING should be singled out for a tax including this! But, you have to laugh at the thought of it for THEM since they are the most superficial beings on the planet!

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.

31 posted on 07/27/2009 3:13:45 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I get so tired of seeing all the people with crash victim type faces.

roflol! Decribes them perfectly!

32 posted on 07/27/2009 3:17:40 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: keepitreal
All of Hollywood should be outraged!! Oh, but those folks just deduct it from their taxes as a cost of doing business.

Bite your tongue! You KNOW they don't get any procedures done. That is ALL NATURAL! /s

33 posted on 07/27/2009 3:19:06 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl; a fool in paradise

Again, too late for Michael Jackson!


34 posted on 07/27/2009 3:20:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: kcvl

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.


35 posted on 07/27/2009 3:31:01 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: kcvl; reagan_fanatic; GQuagmire; RushIsMyTeddyBear; Salamander; All




Another member of congress readies itself for a grueling day of lawmaking.

36 posted on 07/27/2009 3:33:37 PM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: kcvl

You mean Nancy Pelosi is personally going to fund health care reform????


37 posted on 07/27/2009 3:38:49 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: kcvl

I’d support a 500% tax on tattoos. They’re ugly and pointless.


38 posted on 07/27/2009 3:43:07 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: fish hawk

Heck I never have seen her as on our side.


39 posted on 07/27/2009 3:58:14 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: GOP Poet

She used to write Bush’s speeches so I figured she was at least neutral. (before she lost her mind)


40 posted on 07/27/2009 4:04:31 PM PDT by fish hawk (Lord, help us to attain knowledge and the wisdom to apply it toward your ultimate will.)
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To: kcvl

Make it 30 or 40% for what I care. It will affect mainly Hollywood, Washington, and the network news.


41 posted on 07/27/2009 4:13:09 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: kcvl

winner best Drudge post in ages! lmao!!


42 posted on 07/27/2009 9:00:59 PM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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