State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
Last month I blogged about the new tanning salon tax that is part of ObamaCare.
Several news outlets are now reporting on the inconsistent, arbitrary tax, including the prestigious Wall Street Journal:
“When Jeanne Chamberlain turns up at work, she's going to have to grapple with America's first federal tax on tanning services, a 10% levy designed to help pay for Congress's health-care overhaul.
Ms. Chamberlain runs a video-rental store.
These would normally be unrelated facts, but 20 years ago, Ms. Chamberlain followed a number of her peers in adding tanning services to smooth out the bumps in her Rice Lake, Wis., business. Today, she wants to offer one free tan for every three rentals. Should that freebie be taxed? Ms. Chamberlain doesn't know, and even if she did, she doesn't yet have the software in place to help with the calculations.
It's a universal truth in
The newspaper reports Senate Democrats originally wanted to tax cosmetic surgery to help pay for government health care, however, under pressure AMA, dumped that plan. Indoor tanning salons got burned, instead, to the tune of $2.7 billion over the next decade.
Read more in the Wall Street Journal.