|Government Considers A 'Botax' for Botox|
|Subject||Luxury Tax On Cosmetic Procedures|
|Topic||Supply and demand; Government and the Economy; Elasticity|
State Government; Tax; Cosmetic Surgery
Some state governments are considering imposing a tax on a number of cosmetic surgery procedures, from face-lifts to liposuction to Botox injections. This has drawn protests from plastic surgeons who argue that they will be adversely affected by such a tax.
|Source||Rachel Emma Silverman. "The Nose-Job Tax," The Wall Street Journal 1 June 2005. D1+.|
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