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Republican Priorities

Posted by MEC on September 23, 2009

Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) is sponsor of H.R. 3501: “Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years (HAPPY) Act – Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a tax deduction, up to $3,500 per year, for pet care expenses (including veterinary care).”

When I first read about this, I was convinced it was a hoax. Everybody jokes about wishing they could declare their pets as dependents on their tax returns, right? But no, it really is a bill. Go to THOMAS, the Library of Congress’ legislative search engine, and search for H.R. 3501. There it is.

Meanwhile, what is Thaddeus McCotter’s position on enabling human beings to get health care? He’s not just against, he’s pushing the lie that Democratic efforts at health-care reform will lead to “government-encouraged euthanasia”.

Giving people a break on health care for pets? Good. Giving people a break on health care for people? Bad. Republican priorities. Republican lunacy.

3 Responses to “Republican Priorities”

  1. mparker said

    In the Conservative mind human beings are an evil that needs to be controlled. Corporations, the Government and the Church are not human beings, so they are not considered innately evil. You will always see Conservatives happy to give them control over those human beings. If humans starve and die it’s all because they’re bad or lazy or without faith and Nature is to be used until it’s exhausted of all its worth. Wild animals should have no protection until the last fish is eaten and the last tree is cut down. Then jebus will come down on a cloud. Pets are not human beings and so are not considered evil and are no longer naturally wild so they shouldn’t be raped, killed and eaten. They end up lying outside of the normal classification system of Conservatives. It’s not that they care for your pets so much as they haven’t been taught a reason to hate them. Yet.

  2. Charles II said

    Anything the English language permits one to say about McCotter’s mental state would amount to understatement.

  3. Mparker just nailed the psychology. Conservatives believe *and are taught* that mankind is innately evil, that it is only through grace we are saved. This is the fruit of the tree of duality. Indeed it is so that we are saved by grace, but there is nothing evil that is created by God, and you are that. What you call evil should best be described as confusion or error, and grace a correction of perception. And so, how then can you go on hating and killing one another who are other versions of yourself?

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