Old People Hate the Tanning Tax

Vanity Fair and 60 Minutes have come together to commission a wide ranging poll that includes questions on the ability of Sarah Palin to be President (most don't think she can) and whether or not people would still see a Mel Gibson movie (most would). Though perhaps ones of the strangest results is that there's a strong correlation between age and whether or not there should be a tax on indoor tanning. Surprisingly, old people absolutely hate the idea.

A whopping 74 percent of people 65 and older are opposed to the idea of a tanning tax. Maybe the older generation just hate the idea of any taxes. Or maybe they figure that they're old and wrinkly any way and figure "why shouldn't I get a golden tan in my golden years," and a tax free one at that.

Honestly, we figured that the face of tanning tax opposition would be that of a bleach blonde, twenty-something with blue contact lenses and unfortunate make up. Who knew it was actually that of your abuela?

A plurality of people in the 18-29 and 30-45 age groups favor the tax. Only 35 percent of people between 18 and 29 think the tax is a bad idea, meaning that noted tanning tax opponent Snooki does not represent the ideals of her generation.


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