Or perhaps, health insurance deductions–of mice and men. In response to McCain’s healthcare proposal, during the 2008 election, I laid out why tax deductions (or even credits) are a stupid healthcare policy. While I think it’s foolish, at least, it attempts to be serious. But this is why I can’t take Republican policy initiatives seriously:
Republican Congressman Thaddeus McCotter has proposed the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) Act.
McCotter’s HAPPY Act would allow pet owners to take a $3,500 tax deduction for expenses related to pet and veterinary care.
As an avid pet-lover, I have no problem with this particular bill. However, I have a BIG problem with the Republican Party’s priorities.
I like pets: THEY CAN HAZ HELFCARES!!! So how much do humans get? What do you think: