Allen West Says Tax on Tanning Salons Is Racist

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Victims of racism.
Congressman Allen West deserves some credit for holding an event at West Palm Beach's Century Village senior community Wednesday -- there aren't many indications he has too much support there, which was emphasized when the 1,200-seat auditorium had about 75 people in it, according to the Palm Beach Post.

But in addition to his usual talking points, the Post reports West also rehashed a complaint made on messageboards and comments sections more than two years ago:

"You want to talk about something that's really racist? They have a tanning tax," said West, who is African American. "I'm not tanning."

Ah, poor white people, having to pay an extra 10 percent to voluntarily cook their skin in little rooms. OBAMACARE IS SO EVIL. (A study published earlier this year found that the "tan tax" had no effect on the tanning salon business.)

While the context isn't clear from the article, it doesn't look like West criticized any other bills as being discriminatory. What about all those laws that benefit veterans? Laws like the one West proposed last March? They largely benefit men -- that's sexism, dude.

How about the discrepancy in crack and cocaine sentencing? That's been shown to unfairly target minorities and the poor -- 28 grams of crack will get you sent up the river for five years, while it takes half a kilo of coke to get that mandatory minimum. There's no joke here; that's pretty shitty. West wasn't the one to introduce legislation to try to make penalties even -- that was Joe Biden, five years ago. And it didn't work.

But yes, let's get this tanning salon racism sorted out.


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An interesting discussion with worth comment.  Aleen always says this types of  talk.Take it easy..........

44
44

 Alan the porch monkey West.... Always saying something stupid.

FQS9000
FQS9000

Wrong, as Democraps are ignorant, stupid hypocrites in an entire class by yourselves.  I stand in awe of your talents in these areas.

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FQS9000

Snooki da nookie also thinks tanning salon taxes are a bad idea.  And she and West are right.  Better to have a fat tax on bicycle lanes, veggie burgers and Birkenstocks, as do gooders deserve to take it in the rear and pay through the snooze to support the welfare state they so love.

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

The criminal West is on a roll with moronic things he has said this week.  I bet he is also against womens health care too but will get all pissy if you dont support insurance paying for viagra.Tanning beds is one of those luxury items most people cannot afford.  Maybe he needs to find a new tin drum to bang on.

Ed Henrique
Ed Henrique

It's not news that Obama is a racist.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Somebody wake me up when this moron says something newsworthy -- or rational.

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