Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, today released the following statement in response to the Obama Administration's ten-percent tax on indoor tanning businesses, which was passed as a part of the Democrat's health care bill that passed despite bipartisan opposition. The tax goes into effect on Thursday, July 1, 2010, and is the first of many new taxes included in the health care legislation.
"With the stroke of a pen, these Montana small businesses will see their operating costs increase by ten-percent overnight. The result of the increase in cost will be passed onto the consumers, which will reduce their consumption and cost jobs. Higher costs and fewer jobs are not a good prescription in an economy like this one, and especially when all we get for it is a health care bill that does nothing to reign in the cost of health care."
On September 12, 2008, President Obama promised that "No family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase."