I had to take my dog Benny to the vet this morning. The vet told me that our GA legislature is trying to implement a tax on veterinary services. I said, "You must be kidding. It's hard enough to get people to take their dog to the vet as it is. If they start taxing your services, I can see more animals suffering because of the increased cost in these hard economic times."
He agreed and told me that the GVMA (Ga. Veterinary Medical Association) is opposed to the tax. I hit up their website after I got home. They have links to the legislative bills on the state government site and also a clear explanation of their opposition and information on how you can contact your legislator to express your opposition. I suppose you could also show your support of the tax, too, if you were so inclined.
Georgia doesn't tax other healthcare groups. Why vets? If you are dog, cat, horse, cattle or other animal owner that uses veterinary services, you need to be aware of this and oppose it if that is your position before the legislature puts their hand deeper into your pocket.
The GVMA website can be found here: »www.gvma.net/i4a/pages/i ··· pageid=1--
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