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Florida Congressman says tax on tanning beds is racist. Guess chocolate milk is too

August 6, 2013

SaintPetersblog reports that Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Gainesville) told constituents at a town hall event that a provision in Obamacare imposing a 10% tax on tanning bed use was a “racist tax” that discriminates “because of the color of my skin.”

“I had an Indian doctor in our office the other day, very dark skin, with two non-dark skin people, and I asked this to him … ‘Have you ever been to a tanning booth?’ and he goes, ‘No, no need.’ So therefore it’s a racist tax and I thought I might need to get to a sun tanning booth so I can come out and say ‘I’ve been disenfranchised because I got taxed because of the color of my skin.’ As crazy as that sounds, that’s what the left does right. By God, if it works for them, it’ll work for us …” – Congressman Ted Yoho

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