Tax gyms and yoga!?!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Tax gyms and yoga!?!
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Fri, 05-07-2010 - 12:43pm

The DC Council has a brilliant idea to raise revenue by taxing gym memberships and yoga... http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dc/2010/05/proposal_to_tax_more_dc_servic.html?hpid=sec-metro


My friend who posted this on Facebook suggested taxing people based on BMI instead. LOL. I know it's terrible but really it makes just about as much sense as taxing gym memberships!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2003
Fri, 05-07-2010 - 1:11pm
That's crazy. DC is trying to get people to move and be healthy? Okay, fur storage, sure, tax that. But yoga? Darn, first the FDA wants to take away my salt (I'll have to eat twice as many potato chips to get in my salt now) and now this. I wonder if they'll start taxing my race fees.










iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2008
Fri, 05-07-2010 - 6:24pm
I like the BMI tax...the higher your BMI, the higher your healthcare tax.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 05-10-2010 - 7:40am
A body fat tax. A BMI one would tax most professional athletes and anyone athletic. I'd vote for tax credit for personal training.;-) I'm just kidding.










iVillage Member
Registered: 07-09-2008
Mon, 05-10-2010 - 8:54am
Actually, I think that would be logical.