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The Boehner Tax

December 19, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

House Minority Leader John Boehner after returning from his vacation on the planet Mercury

Over at Daily Kos, there’s a pretty good diary about the Senate Majority Leader’s manager’s amendment (PDF), if you can decipher it.

It doesn’t make the Senate compromise any more palatable overall, but it should be noted that there are some important improvements. Most significantly, the annual limits loophole gets plugged, and most amusingly, there is a provision in the amendment being called “the Boehner tax.”

SEC. 5000B. IMPOSITION OF TAX ON INDOOR TANNING SERVICES.
(a) IN GENERAL.—There is hereby imposed on any indoor tanning service a tax equal to 10 percent of the amount paid for such service (determined without regard to this section), whether paid by insurance or otherwise.

Also, you can read about the compromise Harry Reid reached with Ben Nelson, which kicks the abortion coverage restriction down to the states to opt-out if they so choose.

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Categories: Health Care, U.S. Senate
  1. March 22, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I’m not sure if he was on Mercury or rolling around in the dirt on Mars.

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