Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Hint of Racisim from the President?

Paul Krugman says, "No."  But, I wonder, given that our President is one to give out subtle messages.

Remember the middle finger near the eye when he talked about Hillary Clinton, during the primary?

The Israelis were upset when the White House released a picture of the President while talking to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

In the photo, President Obama has his feet propped up on a desk inside the Oval Office, and a number of Israeli newscasters called the posture insulting, since in many Arab countries, it is considered an insult to show someone the sole of your shoe.

It wasn't given much coverage, but in an Administration that attempts to increase government spending in every nook and cranny, the Administration did announce that "...cotton storage would no longer be financed by the federal government." I guess you can give him that one.

But now we have a tax of 10% on tanning salons as part of the healthcare bill. The tax will be one of the first to go into effect. Tanning salons will be required to collect the tax starting in July. Further, it's one of the few services that has a specifically designated tax.


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