Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Proposed NH "Horse Tax" Bill Sent To Pasture


CONCORD, N.H. -- A proposal to register horses and require proof of rabies vaccinations is headed for oblivion after an outcry by horse owners.

Hours before a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, state Rep. Carla Skinder said she will ask to have her bill killed.

Any guesses as to Ms. Skinders party affiliation?

Also from WMUR, yesterday:

The proposed bill would require horse owners to buy licenses for each animal every year and vaccinate against rabies. Critics said the proposal to charge $25 per animal is just an attempt to raise revenue.

No shit. Ya think?

And, from the Concord Monitor comes this latest example of "Gee, where have I encountered this particularly specious brand of bullshit before?".

Rep. Carla Skinder would like to set the record straight: She owns six horses, a donkey, six sheep, a potbellied pig, two dogs and a cat. Plus, her husband has a horse of his own.

Oh, yeah...now I remember.

Let's get this out of the way. I am a gun owner and a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment.

If it moves, New Hampshire Democrats will try to tax it.

Because, spending within our means is apparently out of the question.

I need more ammo another drink.