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Demobrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-13-09 09:42 PM
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16. This is discrimination against apartment dwellers
who are not ALLOWED to have pets. We already subsidize homeowners who get to write off their housing payments, not to mention people who CHOOSE to have kids. And now we're supposed to pay for their pets too? Screw that.
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  -Bill would give tax breaks for pet owners The Straight Story  Oct-13-09 09:04 PM   #0 
  - Oh, for fuck's sake. We're already subsidizing people with children -  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-13-09 09:06 PM   #1 
  - I will never have kids and will always have pets.  litlady   Oct-14-09 12:44 AM   #37 
  - Thank you!  kentauros   Oct-14-09 12:57 AM   #41 
  - +1 to this post!  distantearlywarning   Oct-14-09 03:30 PM   #59 
  - +2000  Zoeisright   Oct-15-09 12:33 AM   #75 
  - You could write off your pet shoggoth, though  PVnRT   Oct-14-09 03:30 PM   #58 
     - And don't forget the constant lawsuits.  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-14-09 03:54 PM   #67 
  - Goody I have 30 fish and 5 cats so does that mean I get 122,500 in tax breaks?  ddeclue   Oct-13-09 09:07 PM   #2 
  - No shit - my fish cost me, what, maybe $100 a year in electricity and food and filters?  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-13-09 09:09 PM   #6 
  - it said "up to $3500"...  dysfunctional press   Oct-13-09 09:51 PM   #19 
     - It's still a fucking ludicrous and ignorant idea  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-14-09 02:35 PM   #43 
        - there aren't too many tax breaks that everyone agrees with. your OPINION is noted.  dysfunctional press   Oct-14-09 02:42 PM   #47 
  - I'm getting an Ant farm and Beehives then.  slampoet   Oct-14-09 01:14 AM   #42 
     - You win the DU!  ddeclue   Oct-14-09 02:43 PM   #48 
  - thought repubs were in favor of deficit reduction lol nt  msongs   Oct-13-09 09:08 PM   #3 
  - You can bet your ass the proposed break is for people who  tonysam   Oct-13-09 09:08 PM   #4 
  - Sounds like a good idea to me.  flvegan   Oct-13-09 09:08 PM   #5 
  - Can I claim my cats as dependents?  AnnieBW   Oct-13-09 09:09 PM   #7 
  - GOP all for giving breaks to you for pets but gays get nadda - disgusting n/t  FreeState   Oct-13-09 09:10 PM   #8 
  - Buy gay pets  izquierdista   Oct-13-09 10:03 PM   #25 
     - izquierdista  maglatinavi   Oct-13-09 10:51 PM   #32 
     - rofl, i have this vision of these two gay guys sitting on your floor waiting for their dinner  vadawg   Oct-14-09 02:39 PM   #44 
  - People are living in tent cities  AllentownJake   Oct-13-09 09:12 PM   #9 
  - Take a walk through your local animal shelter and you might change your mind  Maraya1969   Oct-14-09 02:51 PM   #51 
  - Then they should have pets.  rd_kent   Oct-14-09 03:20 PM   #55 
     - Then they will all just be euthanized or spend years in cages. You ok with that?  Maraya1969   Oct-15-09 12:17 AM   #73 
        - Sorry, meant to say they should NOT have pets.  rd_kent   Oct-15-09 12:51 AM   #77 
  - Many of those people have pets in the tents with them  lunatica   Oct-14-09 05:22 PM   #72 
  - So taht means I will be able to claim the kids (three parrots)  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-13-09 09:17 PM   #10 
  - I love it! Hope it passes.  InvisibleTouch   Oct-13-09 09:18 PM   #11 
  - Ditto  BrklynLiberal   Oct-13-09 09:31 PM   #13 
  - Since when does Robert Davi care about social responsibilities?  Kerrytravelers   Oct-13-09 09:21 PM   #12 
  - how would the IRS verify you had a pet?  Johonny   Oct-13-09 09:39 PM   #14 
  - receipts and records. and I like the idea....  Mari333   Oct-13-09 09:42 PM   #17 
  - with 3 cats and a black lab, $3500/yr. is close to what we spend on them.  dysfunctional press   Oct-13-09 10:02 PM   #22 
  - on the form they aren't going to ask for receipts  Johonny   Oct-13-09 10:58 PM   #34 
     - do you have a link to that aspect of it...?  dysfunctional press   Oct-14-09 02:44 PM   #49 
  - most counties require pets to be registered...even if many people usually don't.  dysfunctional press   Oct-13-09 09:54 PM   #20 
  - good idea  Johonny   Oct-13-09 11:03 PM   #35 
  - How would I apply for Social Security numbers for my cats?  meow2u3   Oct-14-09 05:14 PM   #70 
  - I Love Pets as much as the next person, but with people going  OHdem10   Oct-13-09 09:39 PM   #15 
  - This is discrimination against apartment dwellers  Demobrat   Oct-13-09 09:42 PM   #16 
  - There are apartments that allow pets  tammywammy   Oct-13-09 10:08 PM   #26 
  - If ANY don't allow pets it's discrimination against the people who live there.  Demobrat   Oct-13-09 10:44 PM   #31 
     - nobody is forced to live in a building that doesn't allow pets, either.  dysfunctional press   Oct-14-09 02:47 PM   #50 
  - LOL I lived much of my life in an apartment and with pets. nt  litlady   Oct-14-09 12:45 AM   #38 
  - Wait a minute, couldn't you sneak in  pipi_k   Oct-14-09 02:41 PM   #46 
  - is this some sort of a trap? fall for this, and never hear the end of it.  mopinko   Oct-13-09 09:50 PM   #18 
  - Cat food is expensive  PinkOwl   Oct-13-09 09:55 PM   #21 
  - No thanks.  Brickbat   Oct-13-09 10:02 PM   #23 
  - At first glance I said to myself, WTF!, but then I think of all the pets being abandoned  Better Today   Oct-13-09 10:03 PM   #24 
  - This is a great point  jgraz   Oct-13-09 10:15 PM   #28 
  - The problem is few people will take advantage of it  tonysam   Oct-13-09 10:18 PM   #29 
     - OH, crap, good point, I didn't follow it through did I? Okay, bad tax.  Better Today   Oct-13-09 10:42 PM   #30 
     - Great point. n/t  U4ikLefty   Oct-14-09 12:49 AM   #40 
     - +1! n/t  rvablue   Oct-14-09 02:41 PM   #45 
  - I once had a $6K year with my last dog...  undeterred   Oct-13-09 10:11 PM   #27 
  - This would be great if it passes...  grytpype   Oct-13-09 10:55 PM   #33 
  - Boy this would be awesome.  JoeyT   Oct-14-09 12:40 AM   #36 
  - I would welcome it...  Contrary1   Oct-14-09 12:49 AM   #39 
  - Great idea, and from a Republik no less. n/t  Greyhound   Oct-14-09 03:01 PM   #52 
  - One should ONLY get a tax break if you PROVE you are a GOOD pet owner....  rd_kent   Oct-14-09 03:04 PM   #53 
  - This is going to REALLY help out the puppy mill owners  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-14-09 03:12 PM   #54 
     - Puppy mills are where the problems START!  rd_kent   Oct-14-09 03:21 PM   #56 
     - Yes, and now that we're covering their expenses, they can create even more puppies!  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-14-09 03:38 PM   #61 
     - And pet hoarders.  wickerwoman   Oct-14-09 03:39 PM   #62 
        - Damn right! Yet anoher reason this is a fucking ludicrous and unethical idea.  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-14-09 03:42 PM   #64 
        - The post did say it was up to $3500 per person  laughingliberal   Oct-15-09 12:28 AM   #74 
  - How about Pet Food Stamps while they're at it.  eShirl   Oct-14-09 03:26 PM   #57 
  - Absolutely! Because we all have a God-given right to make someone else pay for our hobbies/desires.  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-14-09 03:40 PM   #63 
  - That would be a great idea  meow2u3   Oct-14-09 05:18 PM   #71 
  - As a pet owner, I don't like the idea.  surrealAmerican   Oct-14-09 03:37 PM   #60 
  - I agree.  wickerwoman   Oct-14-09 03:51 PM   #65 
  - +1  Ruby the Liberal   Oct-14-09 04:44 PM   #69 
  - Reading the comments, I wish some folks wouldn't flip out  HillWilliam   Oct-14-09 03:51 PM   #66 
  - For helper animals, I'm all for it. Hell, make it more! But for mere pets? No fucking way.  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-14-09 04:02 PM   #68 
  - Leave it to celebrities to waste everyone's time with frivolous shit like this  anonymous171   Oct-15-09 12:36 AM   #76 

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