Unhappy ending predicted for “HAPPY Act”
Pet owners would get a $3,500 tax credit for owning a pet under legislation introduced by U.S Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan.
An NPR report on the legislation on All Things Considered Wednesday came close to taking the legislation seriously.
The bill — dubbed the Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years or HAPPY Act — has been referred to the House Ways and Means Committee where, NPR reported, it will most likely die of neglect.
NPR reported that the bill’s sponsor declined an interview — even though he had no problem granting a lengthy one to Doggy TV. You can see it above.
You can see the proposed act here.
Posted by John Woestendiek October 17th, 2009 under Muttsblog, videos.
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