The Progressives are sure that these cigarette smoking, booze drinking, gals won't mind one more little sun... er, sin tax. Besides, those UV rays can't be good for you. Once again, liberals step in to save us from ourselves, and if they happen to steal some cash while doing it, even better.
How did they decide to go after white women, the majority demographic in this country? They planned on holding up cosmetic surgeons for 5% of their wet work. A Bo-tax on Botox if you will. One little flaw, those surgeons are rich and powerful. Tanning salon owners, not so much.
The cosmetic surgeons claimed that the Bo-tax was discriminatory towards women, as they get the majority of the nip and tucks. So they bought... er, talked the lib machine into taking 10% from the tanners, instead of 5% from the doctors.
So instead of 5 billion over the next ten years, from the surgeons, the Progressives settled for half that much from the tanning industry. Why? Either one of these holdups unfairly singles out white women for some extra tax milking.
On one hand you have the cosmetic surgery patients. A little older, a little more affluent than the tanning babes. Which group is more liable to vote, or make a political donation? The Progs must have spent two, three minutes deciding which way that wind was blowing.
Shouldn't NOW take up for these women? Nah, no need for NOW to get their panties all in a wad over these party girls. Right? Don't worry, NOW won't talk back to their pimps. They know the Dems ain't much, but they're all they have. Now, NOW get back out there on that track and make big daddy some money.
Just remember, it's all fun and games until it happens to you. And, that crew in D.C. will leave no dime unturned.