For the most part which ethnic group uses tanning salons? Which ethnic group NOW have to pay hire taxes because of this : "For almost two years now, indoor tanners have paid an extra 10% tax on their bronzing bill. "We haven't seen a drop in actual people coming through the door because of it," says Beach Bum Tanning CEO James Oliver, whose company has 53 locations across New York, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia. "We've just seen them spending less." The measure, a small provision buried in the Affordable Care Act, had two goals: to make a dent in the reform bill's $940 billion price tag and to discourage indoor tanning for health reasons. The risk of melanoma -- one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer -- increases by 75% when people begin tanning before the age of 35, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The tax hasn't seemed to do much on either front, though. When the tax was implemented in 2010, the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation projected that it would raise $200 million in 2011 fiscal year and around $2.7 billion by 2019. However, the IRS only collected $36.6 million in the first half of the 2011 fiscal year, according to the Treasury's inspector general for tax administration. Obamacare's 'tanning tax' is here to stay - Jun. 28, 2012 Now I am just pointing out a potentially racist position, i.e. I don't know MANY black people that go into tanning salons, nor Hispanics.. but the only group that sames to have to pay the taxes are caucasians. Isn't that a bit racist? The justification was skin cancer and the costs of treating... NOW that would make it seem justified! BUT then WHY didn't Obamacare go after lawyers that make $100 billion a year THAT according to 90% of physicians CAUSE $600 billion a year in defensive medicine.. i.e. running duplicate tests so they won't be sued... referring to specialists.. so they won't be sued! NOW if they can make poor little old tanning salon and white people pay 10% tanning tax.. WHY not make lawyers pay 10% of their $100 billion in income and use that money to pay the premiums for the uninsured? Why not tie the reduction of the 10% lawyers' tax to reduction in the $600 billion, i.e. duplicate tests reduced reducing $600 billion by 10%... Lawyers tax drops! That would give all parties incentives AND lower one of the two huge $600 billion gorilla!