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    The affiliate formerly known as ojmoo
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    Tax deductible dogs
    Something happened today that made me want to write my congressmen. What it was shouldn't be discussed on ABW. But anyway, this was my first time emailing my congress man and so I clicked on it and there was some radio buttons on issues to be discussed, I guess its easier for the congressman's staff to just look at the opinion without reading a long email/letter. So I look through the list and here is one that I saw that got me to post here even before writing my own letter to the congressman.

    Dogs Should Be Tax Deductible Like Other Dependents
    and of course
    Dogs Should NOT be Tax Deductible

    This seems ludicris to me. Anyway to prove I am not making this up here is the link http://www.congress.org/congressorg/...pe=CO&state=NY

    I didn't check other members of congress to see if its there too. If anyone knows anything about this, please post.

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    Staril - Mad Cat Woman Sue's Avatar
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    In Switzerland, I think, dogs actually are tax deductible. Cats aren't though I'm not sure of the details but I do know that having 3 dogs is considered the best for tax reasons.


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    We can't talk politics here Oranges. This thread will no doubt be closed.
    Apparently ONLY affiliate marketing and religious discussions are allowed here these days.


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    I bet your congressman doesn't care. Our tax system is nutty, but they aren't even thinking about including dogs. So, this is, after all, not a political discussion - but one about web baiting.

    Congressmen know people feel deeply about their pets, and they know those who live next door to a loud dog hate them equally. They pick an issue like this for web bait.

    They are selling something, themselves. To do that, they want site visitors, just like us.

    Next polls might be...

    Should we legislate separate public bathrooms for transgender people?
    Should the Constitution be changed so Bill Clinton can run again?
    Is the Supreme Court biased?
    Who's better, Yankees or Red Sox?
    With lethal injections problem's, should the firing squad and guillotine come back?
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    You think the politian put it on the congressional website just to get people to come to his site to click that they want a tax deduction for thier dog? I don't agree. All the other issues, seem reasonable and this I have never heard of mentioned anywhere. If it isn't publicized how is anyone going to know to come.

    I went to google news and looked it up and didn't find it anywhere...well maybe I wasn't looking too hard. Your right, I should have posted it in joke of the day, because I find the whole thing ludicris. Especially when it says dogs, not pets.

    Of course we could segui into a whole discussion about people like their dogs better than their children and as such they deserve to be treated equally. But that is besides the point.
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    At first I thought this was some weird regional NY thing, but I noticed this for my senator:

    http://www.congress.org/congressorg/...pe=CO&state=NV

    There's a 3rd party behind congress.org, called Capitol Advantage. They must think that "dogs as deduction" are the next big hot-button issue...funny.

    google the subject line though. lots of letters, or so it would appear.
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    Pretty ridiculous. So, would there be a limit, or could I get a couple hundred dogs and wipe out my entire tax burden? What's the smallest dog you can get? Surely you can find a really little one that wouldn't take more than $20/year to feed. Imagine the demand for really small dogs if this went through. Might be a good time to become a dog breeder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey
    Might be a good time to become a dog breeder.
    That's it. I'm going to start a stud service affiliate program.
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    The Congress.org website provides a broad number of resources for political activitism, without regard to political affiliation or political viewpoint. On the page linked to in the original post, there is a large list of "issues", positioned from various political viewpoints, from right to left, and in between. Site visitors can chose an issue to support, and send a message to the politician(s) of their choice.

    These "issues" are taken from many different sources. Obviously, many come from news items, some from actual bills pending in Congress, and some from letters sent in by citizens.

    The "issue" of tax deductions for dogs came from a letter sent by a constituent to Rep. Steve Israel, President George W, Sen. Charles Schumer, and Sen. Hillary Clinton. See the full letter here.

    Nothing pertaining to tax deductions for dogs has been proposed in Congress, nor is any such proposal likely to be made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Lilly
    That's it. I'm going to start a stud service affiliate program.
    Joe, if i had a lab and I let you at her with your new service, would her offspring be joebrador or lablilly retrievers?

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    And what kind of deduction do I get for them?

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    We certainly have spent more on our dog in the last few years than we even had available to spend on our children at times. At least let us add their medical expenses to our deductions!



    (I don't know.... this seems pretty political)

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    Surely you can find a really little one that wouldn't take more than $20/year to feed.
    Or a really big on that can find his own dinner.
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