written by Carolyn Rose Goyda
The “Terminator” has come up with a very unpopular element of his solution to the growing economic crises in California.
He has proposed a sales tax of approximately 9 percent on veterinary services.
Hardly a small amount – and at a time when animal care givers/owners and various shelters are already personally facing increased economic hardships.
Job losses, foreclosures and cut backs in benefits and hours and college loans and small business credit – have already stretched many pet owners’ budgets and made pet care and expenses a concern.
Add the increasing municpal ordinances/fines and madatory vaccines etc – and with more animals being “discarded ” by cash scrapped families – it hardly seems humane or timely to try and impose a costly tax on animal lovers.
Here are a few ‘low-lights’ from the article posted below :
“….Even though the proposal does not require the taxation of the drugs and medicines […]