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I thought this was a joke when I first saw it but apparently, Mr. McCotter of the US House of Representaives introduced a bill that would allow pet owners to deduct up to $3,500 in expenses on their taxes.

The Humanity and Pets Partnered Through The Years (HAPPY) Bill HR3501.1.

I found it on the House website:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/.../~c111TKhGfp::

Not sure what state/region Mr. McCotter represents.
post #2 of 13
Rep. McCotter is from Michigan

Will be interesting tracking this bill, thank you.
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The link didn't bring up any results...does this mean that the bill was already shot down before it got started?
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Originally Posted by calico2222 View Post
The link didn't bring up any results...does this mean that the bill was already shot down before it got started?
Nah, you just have to search for it. Or try this link: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/gpoxmlc111/h3501_ih.xml
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Nah, you just have to search for it. Or try this link: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/gpoxmlc111/h3501_ih.xml
Thanks!! Sounds good to me!
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Just wondering just how many here who are against UHC for every human citizen are for this bill? That would be warped thinking.
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Just wondering just how many here who are against UHC for every human citizen are for this bill? That would be warped thinking.
How so? I'm just wondering how these two bills compare in your mind, because in mine they are apples and oranges. *shrug*
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How so? I'm just wondering how these two bills compare in your mind, because in mine they are apples and oranges. *shrug*
People want help for there pets (fine with me) but not help for humans? Let me remind you apples and oranges are BOTH fruits!
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I'm against it. For the simple reason, there are many out there that would get an animal just fior the deduction and then throw the animal out in the back yard and toss it a bone every once in a while.

Now, a one-time tax deduction, of a much smaller amount, for adopting would be a good thing.
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A spay/neuter deuction would be a lot better and would go a long way toward getting more people to get the family pet fixed.
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A spay/neuter deuction would be a lot better and would go a long way toward getting more people to get the family pet fixed.
Now, wouldn't THAT make sense!
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A spay/neuter deuction would be a lot better and would go a long way toward getting more people to get the family pet fixed.

Yes, that is even better.
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Originally Posted by Mom of Franz View Post
Just wondering just how many here who are against UHC for every human citizen are for this bill? That would be warped thinking.
I don't think you will talk to anyone here that DOESN'T think there needs to be a change in the health system as it stands. Some people just don't like the bill that is trying to be pushed through so fast. The difference is a human can pick and choose right now what kind of health plan they want. An animal (unless a human buys pet insurance for them) has nothing. And, the animals (for the most part) can't go out and get a job to help pay for their health care. And, this is a tax deduction so I'm sure you have to have proof of paying vet bills for money that already came out of your pocket so it doesn't even effect people that don't have pets.

A BIG difference, IMO.
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