Thursday, March 25, 2010

By Request, a Beagle/Health-Care Haiku

Per Michelle Darnet-Paret's request,"Can we have Beagle-and-health-care haiku please?" I give you the wee haiku at the bottom of this post.

To be honest, I was kinda stuck for a theme until I remembered the increasingly bizarre antics of the Congressman in Katie the Beagle's home district: U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter proposes tax break for pet owners.

McCotter is looking to get out of the proverbial dog house by offering American families an annual $3,500 tax deduction to pay for pet medical care.

Really, it's true. I can't make this stuff up.

Since McCotter was near the front of the baying pack of anti-health-care-reform hounds, apparently his motto is "Not one penny for poor and destitute humans, but up to $3,500 annually from taxpayers' pockets for pets." It's an interesting position for a self-proclaimed "fiscal conservative" who obviously doesn't understand the meaning of the phrase "fiscal conservative."

Health Care Reform for Beagles?!

"Social medicine's
For beagles, not for people!"
says Thad McCotter.

BTW, if anybody wants to visit the web site of McCotter's likely opponent in the upcoming election, it's here: Natalie Mosher for Congress.


  1. Well, Thaddeus isn't entirely heartless. He has a soft spot for dogs, at least. But I see it's for medical and not mental care. So that won't do Katie much good.

  2. I still say that in a better world, you would have been able to finish the race and beat this guy.

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