While speaking at a Florida town hall meeting last week, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Idiot) made the claim that The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is racist because within it is a provision to tax tanning beds and that’s prejudiced against white people since they’re generally the only ones who use them.
Here’s what Yoho said:
I had a little fun with Boehner and told him about the sun tanning tax. He goes, ‘I didn’t know it was in there,’ and I said, ‘Yes, it’s a ten percent tax.’ He goes, ‘Well, that’s not that big of a deal.’ I said, ‘It’s a racist tax.’
The crowd, who apparently thinks racism in America is a simply hilarious subject (who wants to bet they were 99+% white?), then erupted into laughter.
He goes, ‘You know what, it is.’ 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, I said, ‘Have you ever been to a tanning booth?’ and he goes, ‘No, no need.’ o 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.
Listen here, courtesy of Right Wing Watch: