The AP takes note of the proposed 7.5% plastic surgery tax that came along with HB3.
"This may bring in more money than oil," joked Wick Allison, publisher and editor of D Magazine, which covers the Dallas fashion and party scene.
Almost 40 percent of U.S. plastic surgeons practice in California, New York, Florida and Texas — a state where fashion and beauty is just as competitive as football and big business.
Nearly 140 of Texas' 324 board-certified plastic surgeons work in Dallas and Houston, according to perfectyourself.com, a national Web directory. When Dallas leaders searched for a city slogan last year, tongue-in-cheek suggestions included "Plastic Surgery Capital of the South" and "Flat Land and Women that Aren't."
Just as a reminder, this tax was implemented as an alternative to taxing diapers. Greg notes which family-friendly lawmakers preferred to tax new parents instead. I'm thinking that vote may show up in a campaign ad or two next year.Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 19, 2005 to Budget ballyhoo | TrackBack