A Congressman from Michigan introduced a bill that would give pet owners a tax break on veterinary care and other expenses.
Comments on a Consumer Reports blog post on the topic go in one of two polar opposite ways, either totally supportive or totally insulted by the idea.
Brilliant. Now people will be able to afford the high neutering expenses. Healthy animals are always a good thing. I know a lot of people who do a lot of good that will hopefully catch a break.
Let me see if I’ve got this right, we can’t insure American PEOPLE, services to the poor and indigent are being cut but we’re going to allow a tax break for pet care. Seriously? Really? We’ve clearly lost all sense of common sense.
Why not a tax break for jewelry, or chocolate, or any of the other gazillion luxuries that people don’t really need but should enjoy if it’s within their means.
Honestly, I think this is a great idea. I have two dogs and a cat. When I first adopted the cat last year she came home sick from the shelter, it took three vet visits to clear her issues up. Then I adopted the two dogs. One of them gets yeast ear infections easy, had a chipped tooth, and hurt her leg. This year alone I have spent nearly $2,000 in vet bills.
I don’t mind the bills, the animals are more than worth it. But if I am getting medical treatment for a living animal, why shouldn’t that be tax deductible? My healthcare is. Besides that, I think tax on vet services is wrong. The State/county I live in requires those services to be taxed.
As a life-long, multiple-pet owner, this is nearly as idiotic as as the central government’s take over of the auto and banking industries. In fact, it redefines asininity.