Comments on California Tax Hike to Include Pet Health Services

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marci   studio city, CA

11/22/2009 12:24:02 PM

I just paid an extra $40(tax) on $417 worth of medication(again and again) I don't know how much total tax I've already paid on my $20,000(and still rising)pet hospital care costs. I can see paying tax on food, clothes and other things but these services can take you down finacially. We don't need to tax pet health care.

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Isobella   Nashville, TN

9/10/2009 3:31:54 PM

I do not agree with this idea. Many people struggle to get vet care for their pets and do not need another expense.

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t   sacramento, CA

5/20/2009 1:44:37 PM

This is one more reason that movie stars should stay out of politics.

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Maureen   San Bernardino, CA

4/14/2009 6:39:06 PM

Remember when Arnie signed a bill to kill shelter dogs and cats within 3 days of their arrival instead of 7 in an effort to generate more state income? He later apologized and said he hadn't read the proposal thoroughly and took the bill off the table after much public outrage. What a creep.

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Patrick   Plesant Hill, CA

4/1/2009 10:00:07 AM

This is ridiculous! The Govenor should be ahsamed of himself! A pet is a child, a dependent. You get a tax break for your dependents. A pet provides happiness - and in todays economy that is in short supply. And you're going to tax us for that happiness! UNBELEIVABLE! SHAME SHAME SHAME!

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Virginia   Saratoga, CA

11/21/2008 8:39:17 PM

...you've got to be kidding...

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Jon   Huntington, NY

11/21/2008 1:57:20 PM

Unfortunately Arnold is showing his true "Democratic" colors. I hope this does not become a national trend.

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Matt   La Jolla, CA

11/21/2008 10:47:20 AM

Bad Idea! Why is it always tax first? Write the governor and tell him that he should cut the salary and benefits for the legislature
first!

http://gov.ca.gov/interact

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Sarah Burns   Plainville, CT

11/18/2008 4:41:17 PM

A terrible thing...probably the money would be used for state employee raises. Pets are part of the family. People don't take their pets to the vet enough now and he's going to make it worse! Why not tax humans for sending children to school!

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Cathy   Sacramento, CA

11/17/2008 5:23:05 PM

Anyone that loves animals should e-mail the Governor's office and ask him to change his mind. He will if enough of us state the point that our pets are part of our family's and that this will be a terrible time for the General Health of California's animals. People have to get their point across to him. Act Now. I have.

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

11/7/2008 10:38:18 PM

I think that the governator has done a good job with CA's finances but vet care is already too expensive. How are we going to afford to take care of our pets?

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sk   n haven, CT

11/7/2008 10:02:08 PM

great

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Karen   Standish, ME

11/7/2008 9:35:30 PM

I would be ok with a tax increase if the funding went to spay/neuter programs. We pay way too much taxes here in Maine!! We just voted down a tax hike for beer,wine and bottle flavored
water!!
I pay a tax on pet Rx at pharmacy! That is crazy it is more that the tax on my medications!!

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belinda   salinas, CA

11/7/2008 12:16:27 PM

time to get him out. arnold is fired! come on I barely can afford their food and neccesities.

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A   Elmwood Park, NJ

11/7/2008 6:41:30 AM

What! Vet care already cost a fortune, he should be adding tax to it too. Animals should nto have to suffer from human actions.

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Jane   Carlsbad, CA

11/7/2008 5:49:10 AM

CA has such big issues with the way money is allocated and spent. Veterinary care should NOT be taxed and spending on education is already so low that it is virtually non-existent. So Arnold apparently thinks that pets and children aren't very important. He should have stuck to acting!

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