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Getting tanning-bed-tastic is about to get more expensive—10% more expensive, to be precise. In effect as of today: the government is imposing a 10% tax on indoor tanning services—a new sin tax to go along with the taxes we all currently pay for cigarettes, alcohol, gambling, and soda. Perma-tan Snooki had this to say: "I don't go tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning. He did that because of us. McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning. Because he's pale and he'd probably want to be tan." [CNN]