Nip & Tuck

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    Nov 30, 2009 12:24 PM GMT
    Reported today in the NY Times a 5 percent tax for elective cosmetic procedures to combat crow's feet, beer bellies and sags etc. would be levied as part of the new health care reform. The proposal is aptly referred to as the Bo-Tax.

    While I am not particularly interested in having cosmetic procedures anytime soon, just how far do you think our government should should go in order to fund new health care reform?

    If they plan to go this far, why not introduce additional taxes on luxury items to fund heal care? How far should our government go - opinions?
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    Nov 30, 2009 12:43 PM GMT
    JW61 said I am not particularly interested in having cosmetic procedures anytime soon,


    You may not be but Nancy Pelosi has them monthly.
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    Nov 30, 2009 12:56 PM GMT
    You think? LOL The article singled out "rich Republicans" as the primary consumer. Perhaps considering it an article in the NYTimes they didn't care to associate the luxury with Nancy (a democrat after all).
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    Nov 30, 2009 4:40 PM GMT
    That seems fair so long as you actually see reform rather than just throwing the money on a pile

    you should remember that these 'elective' surgeries also are the economic drive behind a lot of research that actually benifits other real medical conditions and diseases
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    Dec 01, 2009 11:40 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidThat seems fair so long as you actually see reform rather than just throwing the money on a pile

    you should remember that these 'elective' surgeries also are the economic drive behind a lot of research that actually benifits other real medical conditions and diseases




    Ugliness IS a REAL medical condition. It hurts my eyes.

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    Dec 01, 2009 11:49 PM GMT
    They should tax everything for everyone until the debt is paid off
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    Dec 02, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    hafakasi said
    MsclDrew saidThat seems fair so long as you actually see reform rather than just throwing the money on a pile

    you should remember that these 'elective' surgeries also are the economic drive behind a lot of research that actually benifits other real medical conditions and diseases




    Ugliness IS a REAL medical condition. It hurts my eyes.

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    it really is, I'm just disappointed more people can't see that.

    When I come to power all of the aesthetically offensive will be rounded up and sent to concentration camps. People will resist at first but once they see the improvements in their daily lives, they'll come around icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 02, 2009 1:48 AM GMT

    A stupid tax....would cover health care reform and everything else.


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    Dec 02, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    Wasn't it reported that a proposed tax on sodas would raise $4.5 billion or something each year?

    I'm all for that. You drink sugar water all day, you should pay into the healthcare system.