Monday, November 2, 2009

Republican Happy Bill, Pets Before Humans!!!! WTF???

Congressman Thaddeus McCotter, Republican from Michigan, has introduced a bill that would change 

the U.S. Tax Code by allowing a new itemized deduction: pet care!

The HAPPY Bill,  House Resolution 3501, is the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years Act. (Sounds like a resolution for unmarried partners) It would allow "qualified pet care expenses" for a "qualified pet" up to $3500 a year. That is only $150 less than the tax write off of a human child!

Qualified pet care expenses would include 'amounts paid in connection with providing care (including veterinary care)..." The bill does not further specify what is meant by "care."  Is it "health care," or care that includes feeding, clothing, bedding, and toys for the pet?

A personal itemized deduction for pet care would be limited to $3500 per year. For humans to be eligible to deduct their own health care expenses, they first would need to be eligible to itemize total expenses and second, they could only deduct the amount of out-of-pocket health care expenses that are more than 7.5 percent of their adjusted gross income.

WTF!? Why do Republicans think more highly of their pets than of their human constituents? Why do they want to give tax write offs to pets while they block healthcare and let humans die for the lack of health insurance?  

Our Republican representative truly do not represent humans anymore! Write this jackass and let him know your thoughts!!!


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