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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:44 AM

A tax credit for fetuses, but not for children?

State legislators in Michigan held a hearing on Tuesday to consider House Bills 5684 and 5685, which would allow taxpayers to receive tax relief for unborn fetuses past 12 weeks’ gestation. The proposed legislation is an odd push for Michigan Republicans, partly because Progress Michigan notes the state slashed tax credits for children last year — meaning that although parents living in Michigan do not qualify for additional tax breaks to offset the cost of caring for their own children, they could soon be able to claim a tax credit for an unborn fetus.

Progress Michigan’s executive director points out that the proposed legislation is a dangerous step toward endowing fetuses with the same rights as human beings while disregarding the real economic needs of Michigan’s children, 341,000 of whom currently live in high-poverty areas:

“It’s clear Lansing Republicans have the wrong priorities by wasting time on these extreme bills,” said Zack Pohl, Executive Director of Progress Michigan. “This is really a backdoor way of passing extreme personhood legislation, which has been rejected by voters in states across the country. Even worse, this would create a special new tax credit for unborn fetuses, after Lansing Republicans eliminated the tax credit for living, breathing children last year. It’s time for our elected leaders to get their priorities straight and start working together to create good jobs and improve education.”

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/11/20/1223231/michigan-tax-credit-fetuses/

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:45 AM

1. Republicans care more for the fetus than they do for those who are born

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:47 AM

2. Tax credits for fetuses now when just last year they cut out tax credits for children???

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:12 AM

3. RANDI RHODES has for a long time been saying "they love the fetus, they hate the child"

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:33 AM

4. wow. just wow.

 

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:47 AM

5. These people are sooooooooo fucked up.

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