Those silly Senate Republicans. Ever eager to defend the status quo, they've jumped at the chance to complain about a tax increase on tanning.
That's right, Sooner fans, you ought to have the right to tan without any pesky federal taxes, the GOP says.
To be fair, the GOP leadership always goes after new taxes, big or small, justified or not. But let's face it, tanning is not exactly a required activity, even for teenagers. It's a vanity activity and luxury and, what's more, a luxury that isn't especially healthy for the skin.
Leave it to the Republican Party to whine about even this. The beautifully bronzed details (with video!) are here.