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View Poll Results: Do you support a tax on cosmetic procedures to fund health care reform?
Yes 9 39.13%
No 13 56.52%
Not sure 1 4.35%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-19-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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They cold make alot more if tehy taxed pedicures;facials and fake nails. I want if they are going to tax boob jobs by the cup size?
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Question What do you think about this stuff about this tax on elective cosmetic surgery to help finance health care plan?

Unlike some republicans, I really am in favor of everyone having health care and I know it has to be paid for one way or the other, but...that said, something about this just strikes me as fundamentally wrong. I can't put my finger on what bothers me exactly, but I don't like it. It doesn't seem right to me to penalize people by a tax just because they want to have some type of elective surgery. Maybe I'm more of a republican economically than I've realized in the past. I dunno.

And no, I have not personally had cosmetic surgery and I doubt I ever will (don't do pain well)...though I wouldn't absolutely rule it out.

What do you think?

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Old 11-20-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: OB
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I like to say the tax is extended to almost all medical devices from artificial hips and walkers to dialysis machines to contact lens and glasses even.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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The 5% tax is on elective cosmetic surgeries.

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I like to say the tax is extended to almost all medical devices from artificial hips and walkers to dialysis machines to contact lens and glasses even.
Tampons are also "medical devices".
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:06 PM
 
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The 5% tax is on elective cosmetic surgeries.
I was about to say the same thing. I was under the impression it was intended for boob jobs and such.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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I was about to say the same thing. I was under the impression it was intended for boob jobs and such.
Yes. It has been called the "botax".
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: mancos
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this is just one of many taxes. they want to tax everythig they can. what a freaking joke. this health bill must die
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Poll and discussion already posted here:

Democrats propose tax on cosmetic procedures to fund health care
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:20 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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The 5% tax is on elective cosmetic surgeries.



Tampons are also "medical devices".
Toothbrushes are also considered "medical devices" under this. Be careful what you wish for.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: OB
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The 5% tax is on elective cosmetic surgeries.
"Tampons are medical devices" and you might be taxed on them as well.

(in the Senate version) ... $40 billion fee that Mr. Baucus wants to impose on medical devices. Device manufacturers would pay $4 billion a year in excise taxes

The Innovation Tax - WSJ.com
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