A briefing on stuff you're interested in, but too embarrassed to admit. November 25, 2009
A compromise approach to the
By now, most of you have heard that the health care bill currently in
the Senate includes an excise tax of 5% on cosmetic surgery and a host
of other elective procedures, including teeth whitening and Botox.
It's nicknamed the "Botax," and so far, isn't all that popular.
surgeons and esthetic specialists are against it - it hits them right
in the pocket. But the opposition also makes a good point that this
tax burden is lopsided between the genders: "86% of cosmetic surgery
patients are female ..." said Dr. Michael McGuire, the president of the
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). So women are the ones
who will shoulder the majority of the burden.
Personally, the move could send me directly to the poor house, given
the amount of money I spend on upkeep, but I understand that we all
have to rise to a national crisis. I do, however, think that men and
women should shoulder the burden equally, so my proposal is that we
also add a 5% excise tax on pornography and combine the two into The BoPo Tax!
It's a brilliant idea, so let me explain it to you by clicking here. We're going to start a new campaign!