Sunday, November 25, 2012

Arizona doesn't have the "batshit crazy hypocrite" market cornered...

...not by a long shot.

Though I do think we lead the nation in "crazy per capita"...

h/t to the blog Juanita Jean's - The World's Most Dangerous Beauty Salon, Inc. for noticing this.

From The Guardian (UK), written by Karen McVeigh -

Michigan Republicans propose tax credit for unborn foetuses
 
Republican lawmakers in Michigan, a state which eliminated tax credits for children last year, have proposed a tax credit for unborn foetuses of 12 weeks gestation.
 
If the measure, outlined in two bills heard by the house tax policy committee on Tuesday, becomes law it would be the first of its kind in the US.
 
{snip}
 
One of the main sponsors of the foetus tax credit bill, Jud Gilbert, a Republican representative of Algonac, said the rationale behind it was to recognise that mothers have additional bills to pay.
 
"You're recognizing the fact that people have additional expenses, another person to take care of," he told told Mlive. "Money saved there could be contributed to doctor's bills and all kinds of things."
 
Gilbert said the move would speed up a tax exemption that parents only get when a child is born.
However, tax exemptions for children and families have been cut in the state, to the extent that another 9,000 children have been forced into poverty as a result, according to policy groups.

The bills in question are Michigan House Bills 5684 and 5685.  Most of the crazy stuff is in 5684, and in this testimony submitted by an anti-woman group in MI.  Warning to anyone who reads the testimony:  Medical studies have shown that saccharin in these quantities may cause cancer, and I don't know if AZ (or MI, for that matter) has a tax credit for chemotherapy drugs.

Look for Cathi Herrod of the Center for Arizona Theocracy Policy to try to "one up" this scheme in the upcoming session of the Arizona Legislature,

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