A handful of New Yorkers yesterday let their outrage be seen as they took to the streets to protest a D.C. proposal to tax boob jobs, Botox and various other forms of elective cosmetic surgery.
Sen. Harry Reid suggested the tax last month as a way to fund the health care bill.
The "Botax," which could sew up $6 billion over 10 years, would be levied on "procedure that is directed at improving the patient's appearance and does not meaningfully promote the proper functioning of the body or prevent or treat illness or diseases."
"The tax directly affects me," Irma Cadiz, a 33-year-old mother of two from the South Bronx who is saving up for a tummy tuck, told the paper.
Opponents of the bill have set up the websit stopcosmetictax.org to help people contact their local Senators or Representatives and give them a beautiful earful.