• “Tan-Tax” Supporters Cry Reverse Racism

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    From WashingtonPost.com:

    Mention the new “tan tax” in a major news outlet and cries of discrimination and reverse racism often follow.

    The complaint surfaced on reader comment boards to blogs and news Web sites back in December, when it became clear that the levy — a 10 percent surcharge on the use of ultraviolet tanning beds — was likely to be included in the new health-care overhaul bill. Since then, it’s been repeated by conservative commentators such as Rush Limbaugh and Doc Thompson, a fill-in host for Glenn Beck who intoned in March, “I now know the pain of racism.”

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