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2ndafe Flat lands of Ohio
12/20/12 1:53 pm

Wow...the NJ nut jobs are at it again.

2ndafe Flat lands of Ohio
12/20/12 1:51 pm

It's just another tax and another infringement on free people.

Classified
12/18/12 1:09 am

Nuwriter that's just part of plain old eugenics and the nazis were definitely not the first to use it...a lot of the inspiration for that movement started in America. Honestly, I'm beginning to think it's not all bad (eugenics, not nazis. Those are bad) =\

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shancv
12/17/12 7:00 am

I think some people should not be allowed to have animals if they cannot
provide appropriate care. If you cant afford your own health insurance, your animals shouldn't have to suffer. you sure won't be able to take them to the vet if they are sick.

nightcrow Washington
12/15/12 11:03 pm

$$$$$ there is your answer nothing more

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time4tea
12/15/12 10:13 pm

@salli7: libs regulate our finances, not the gov's

@aph514: one minor adjustment on who you are calling cons. Republicans want to regulate morality, Libertarians want to regulate almost nothing. I would consider both groups conservative.

NUwriter
12/15/12 9:29 pm

The mafia could not have put it any better.

Your line of thinking makes you a great totalitarian.

NUwriter
12/15/12 9:27 pm

Did it hurt when your brain died?

NUwriter
12/15/12 9:24 pm

The term fascist is sometimes thrown around too quickly. But what you propose is fascist, and violates any concept of rights.

It is government with that kind of power that have killed millions.

NUwriter
12/15/12 9:19 pm

Dustbunny, you realize that that's a plank from the Nazi platform, don't you?

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dustbunny
12/15/12 4:16 pm

I honestly don't understand why I would have to get licenses for all my dogs. They're chipped and vaccinated, they're well behaved. What's the purpose of a pet license?

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dustbunny
12/15/12 4:13 pm

Ha! I agree, people should pass an IQ test before they can procreate and apply for a permit. Seriously too many idiots spreading their genes.

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thelowend imitation is flattery
12/15/12 12:59 pm

hey tlaney way to knock a joke out of the park. my pets are all indoors and you sound like you've got some anger issues. are you licensed?

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indiaforshado
12/15/12 12:49 pm

It's just a way for the gov to make you pay more money to them.

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onlinespec Dallas, TX
12/15/12 7:41 am

I think the word you're looking for is "pet tax"

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gtgconfused
12/15/12 6:01 am

I don't mind too much for my dog; but, it was more important to have an identity chip. She's a rescue dog and blind. Pennsylvania offers a lifetime license for spayed & neutered dogs. That's the license we were able to obtain. There's no way I'm going to license my cats.

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charles02 Charleston,SC
12/15/12 4:12 am

Oh and if the gov says its to make sure the animal istreated humanly i call bs if the people wouldnt revolt they would have us in slave labor

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charles02 Charleston,SC
12/15/12 4:09 am

My pet is licsenced but i dont think thats somthing you can force people to do eventually we are gunna get communist with this dummy as president and all this annoying compromise even though either way the cliff goes it will be blamed on the gop or give praise to obama

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heatherlin
12/15/12 2:06 am

no... you don't have to have a license to have children which is a bigger responsability

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chile safer than congress
12/14/12 11:35 pm

Perhaps For Rhinos and such, but not for fish, cats, small birds, and most dogs.

SugarShaq
12/14/12 11:18 pm

Libs regulate finances? Since when. All they do is spend

SugarShaq
12/14/12 11:17 pm

And what about indoor pets? I have 3 that have never set foot outside. What business is that of the governments

SugarShaq
12/14/12 11:12 pm

Pets need to be adopted and loved, not regulated by government

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babyboomer1 The flatulance express
12/14/12 10:22 pm

Depends on how their vision is while driving.

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tperp
12/14/12 10:11 pm

It would make the homeless pet problem WORSE because people would throw their animals out rather than pay another tax for something. And people who fight dogs make money doing it so the fee wouldn't be a problem for them. This would do NOTHING but be another useless tax.

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dogsaver new Jersey
12/14/12 9:59 pm

I would be in favor of a pet license if it was more than just a tax. If there were classes people had to take to teach them how to be a better pet owner.

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angela9298
12/14/12 9:34 pm

Nob's point is that forcing people to obtain a license should, in theory, force them to accept more responsibility for their animal. Having to pay a licensing fee per animal should deter someone from "collecting" animals like possessions.

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smacc DunningKruger
12/14/12 9:25 pm

Alf - good one.

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smacc DunningKruger
12/14/12 9:24 pm

Tlany1- really sound more like you are talking about children.

smacc DunningKruger
12/14/12 9:17 pm

Really I don't know why but not everything is political. I am a democrat and say NO.

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epicawesum Indiana
12/14/12 9:06 pm

Yes I agree but it creates an opportunity for the news to get the correct information out or lose credibility. Overall I find it harmful though, because of the continual reminder for the families

epicawesum Indiana
12/14/12 8:55 pm

What about like farm animals or show animals. I have rabbits and I don't consider them pets their animals but many people do

uab1991 Florida
12/14/12 8:47 pm

Interesting that 50% of democrats said yes. A pet license is a tax on pets. I guess that explains it.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/14/12 8:45 pm

What if they just called the proof of vaccination the license, and you were good for the cost of the shot? Do you get any benefit from the license beyond protection from the big fine for not having it?

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sweetie San Antonio, Texas
12/14/12 8:12 pm

It's a San Antonio law. Failure to license a pet can result in a $250 fine. Proof of rabies vaccination is required to get the license. QED

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jeffro02
12/14/12 8:10 pm

Forcing people to get licenses wouldn't solve any of these problems. Requiring drivers license hasn't eliminated dangers on the road. There are people out there with 20+ DWIs.

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lmurder MDK
12/14/12 7:38 pm

Someone doesn't have a sense of humor sadly.

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aph514
12/14/12 7:30 pm

This is asinine. cons love regulation too, they just love to regulate morality and how people should live their lives while libs regulate finances and environment. Don't pretend that both parties don't love their regulations.

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JustinR
12/14/12 7:09 pm

Licensees for what...Own a pet? lol it would interesting to know what i have to go through and how long I would have to wait just to get a pet hamster.

diesel88
12/14/12 7:08 pm

Lets get licenses and tax everything except illegals

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
12/14/12 7:03 pm

No, but chances are your cat is roaming the neighborhood walking on my metal roof & my cars, terrorizing small dogs like mine, spreading fleas and worms, and making litters of feral kittens. That's why I've trapped 3 unlicensed cats. Animal Control euthanizes them immediately.

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NoblEst
12/14/12 6:43 pm

Absolutely they should! I've worked at shelters and seen animals be out through horrible things. Starvation until nearly dead, abuse, neglect, etc. It would prevent more dog bites, owners fighting dogs, homeless animal population, etc etc. The benefits far outweighs the disadvantages

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
12/14/12 5:54 pm

What would paying a bribe to a bureaucrat solve?

FÅ«ckin liberals love their taxes.

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thelowend imitation is flattery
12/14/12 5:50 pm

wow. quite possibly the scariest post I've seen on here yet.

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thelowend imitation is flattery
12/14/12 5:48 pm

(now someone's going to reply to this stating I'm discriminating against cats and the elderly...)

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thelowend imitation is flattery
12/14/12 5:48 pm

I'm sorry I couldn't disagree with you "yes" people more...my cat is NOT driving my car, and that's the end of it! I don't care how old they are!

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