Say NO to DC Gym Tax

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Timothy Ring
7 years ago
This tax on fitness centers is one of the most ill thought out public policy I've almost ever heard of.

Repeal it.

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Isabel Kret
7 years ago
"The tax on health clubs and yoga studios would fall hardest on young people who can least afford to pay it and who city officials want to live in D.C."

"You know, here at home, incompetent politicians with incompetent bureaucracies always need new money. Welcome to Washington, D.C., where the city council just took taxation to new heights of absurdity. If you get your carpet cleaned, you'll pay a new tax. If you go to the car wash, you'll pay a new tax. There's a new tax on bottled water if you have it delivered. Yoga studios and gym memberships now carry a new tax. So, in D.C., you can't be clean, healthy or thirsty without being taxed. Apparently, D.C.'s politicians have decided they're in competition with New York City to be the capital of the nanny state but there'll probably be a tax on that, too." (CNN / Video)

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Brittany Lehenbauer
7 years ago
How in the world can we even consider charging people for trying to remain healthy? Our health insurance rates are through the roof-- when 67% of Americans are OBESE-- we need to be providing vouchers and promoting working out. Charging people another 6% because they are taking care of themselves is disgusting.

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Anne Kappel
7 years ago
Tax will hurt residents more than help and send non-resident members to gyms outside DC, hurting DC businesses.

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Edward Gamson
7 years ago
It is an outrage for D.C. to tax the citizens who work to improve their health at health clubs.

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Yakuba Mansaray
7 years ago
It's an unnecessary tax that will have all kinds of ramifications. The healthier people are, the lesser the burden on the healthcare system is, for the most part. I just can't see any benefit to making it more expensive for people to try and stay in shape.

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Judith Martin
7 years ago
The DC government should encourage its citizens to be healthy and exercise. Tax on gym membership discourages people to join and get in shape.

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Sue Ellen Lupien
7 years ago
I suggest a tax on politicians who propose foolish taxes!

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Alyssa Schelbert
7 years ago
There should not be a tax for being healthy and for a service.

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Lynda Pejic
7 years ago
It is a redistribution of wealth tactic and no one is being honest about it. Don't pee on my leg and tell me its raining.