I really wonder what is going through the minds of "the arbitrarily targeted" in this health care fiasco...
From the text of the bill, tanning salons will see a new 10% tax on their evil services:
Rational people might wonder, why on earth single out tanning salons? What about parks and beaches that encourage sunburns? Where is the new 10% tax on putting a pool in your backyard, which might encourage more sun -worshiping than a tanning salon?
I can't find an answer, and I suspect it's because the people who crafted this bill simply don't CARE. If they're going to force a 29year old into buying insurance befitting a sick 55 year old, why wouldn't they arbitrarily throw taxes around?
Disclosure: no position