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Thread: Is the New Tanning Tax Racist?

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    Re: Is the New Tanning Tax Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Beyond that, I have it on good authority that Obama tans, or at least has in the past.
    This is entirely anecdotal, but a friend of mine used to work at this very posh health spa (as an interesting side note, she quit because she got her pinky finger severed in a door there, but that's entirely irrelevant to the story).
    Anyway: several years ago, before he was president, even before he won the democratic convention, Obama came here to speak.
    My friend was instructed to come in very early in the morning and open the spa, because Obama wanted to work out in privacy.
    So she did, and he came in with a couple of other guys, worked out, and tanned.
    She got to talk to him briefly, just small talk, and said he was very laid back and charming, very "normal".

    But at any rate, he did tan while he was there.
    So, clearly, the tax is not entirely aimed at whites.

    * edit: just wanted to make it clear that I'm not referring to any sort of adult-oriented business here, or implying that Obama ever has or ever would patronize one. This was a legitimate health spa, with exercise and tanning facilities.
    I wonder if it was to quell the "He's not black enough" crowd?.....

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    Re: Is the New Tanning Tax Racist?

    [quote=Jucon;1058646436]On what grounds is it racist?
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    It targets a specific portion of the population based on skin color.......

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    Re: Is the New Tanning Tax Racist?

    There's evidence against that assertion in this very thread. Which portion would that be, or is the racist assumption yours, in seeing something not there, on the grounds of differing shades of skin colour? I'm a Scot. My natural skin colour is mottled blue. I need at least six hours of sunlight before turning white.
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    Re: Is the New Tanning Tax Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It's indirectly racist against the pale
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    Re: Is the New Tanning Tax Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    What say you?......
    I say yes, it is by its nature discriminatory......
    I think it is one of those taxes designed to pass under the assumption that most people do not go to tanning salons will support it since it does not affect them, just like cigarette taxes and other things that do not effect the majority.
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    Re: Is the New Tanning Tax Racist?

    It's as racist as an extra FET on Cadillac Eldorados, fried porkchops or pickled pig lips would be. If you don't think that would be racist, then I guess this tax isn't racist.

    Taxes are considered racist when they effect more blacks than anyone else. Since this tax doesn't effect blacks, at all, then you'll have a hard time finding anyone with the balls to call it racist.
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    Re: Is the New Tanning Tax Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    What say you?......
    I say yes, it is by its nature discriminatory......
    A tax can not be racist.

    Is it indirectly discriminatory, yea.
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    Re: Is the New Tanning Tax Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    A tax can not be racist.

    Is it indirectly discriminatory, yea.
    Put a tax on Magic Shave and see if it can't be racist...
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    Re: Is the New Tanning Tax Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Put a tax on Magic Shave and see if it can't be racist...
    A tax can not feel a sense of inherent racial superiority.

    Only people can do that.
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    Re: Is the New Tanning Tax Racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's as racist as an extra FET on Cadillac Eldorados, fried porkchops or pickled pig lips would be. If you don't think that would be racist, then I guess this tax isn't racist.
    If that is not a racist and stupid statement, I don't know what is.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Taxes are considered racist when they effect more blacks than anyone else. Since this tax doesn't effect blacks, at all, then you'll have a hard time finding anyone with the balls to call it racist.
    Oh bull****.

    It's a luxury tax, race had nothing to do with it.

    ****ing morons.
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