House Republicans are on a tear against the "tan tax" that goes into effect today as part of health reform. It’s gone so far that Republicans on the Ways and Means committee sent out a campy press release, warning Americans to "find some shade" because their precious unnatural tans are going to be taxed.

The Wall Street Journal is getting in the act (via Gawker). The Heritage Foundation decided it was worth column inches as well. Seriously, one has to wonder why devote time and energy to the issue.

Perhaps its because the Republican leader in the House looks like this – he’s the one on the left, with normal white guy Mike Pence for comparison purposes:

He’s orange folks! Orange! And he’s complaining about a tax on tanning beds instead of voting for unemployment insurance. Priorities.