It's as if all the state legislature does all day is sit around and dream up ways ways to screw the middle class.
And yet, this may very well be a new low - welfare recipients can now bill the New Jersey taxpayer for neutering their pets:
To qualify for the subsidized operations, owners would have to show proof of benefits from state or federal public-assistance programs.
The operation can cost from 60 to several hundred dollars, depending on the type and gender of the animal. The extent of presurgery testing and care after the surgery also plays a role in the cost.
For each subsidized procedure, the owner pays $20 to the state's Animal Population Control Fund. Veterinarians' charges would be reimbursed by the state.
Funny. A lot of middle class New Jersey residents would love to have a pet of their own, but they hold back, fearing they can't afford the care required (and even if you can today, who knows if you will tomorrow, after Corzine and the Dems levy yet another new tax on your sorry ass?).
And yet, these very same taxpayers must pay for the care of other people's pets; people who can't afford them and probably shouldn't have them in the first place.
That's "fairness", Obama/Corzine style. And amazingly, people still wonder where the resentment of the welfare class comes from....
Hat Tip: WyBlog