Skip to comments.'Taxation Without Representation' plates on Obama motorcade
Posted on 01/19/2013 1:35:02 PM PST by Libloather
President Obamas motorcade sported Taxation Without Representation license plates for the first time on Saturday.
As part of the National Day of Service kicking of a weekend of inaugural events, the president has traveled to the Burrville Elementary School in Northeast Washington to participate in a City Year service project. Three vans in Obamas motorcade were outfitted with the unique D.C. license plates as the president traveled to the school, according to a White House pool reporter.
The reporter said other vehicles in the motorcade had Maryland, Virginia or U.S. government plates.
The White House decision earlier this week to use the license plates was considered a victory for D.C. statehood advocates. Obama had avoided using the plates during his first term as president.
President Obama has lived in the District now for four years, and has seen first-hand how patently unfair it is for working families in D.C. to work hard, raise children and pay taxes, without having a vote in Congress, the White House said in a statement earlier this week.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) is the Districts sole representative on Capitol Hill. Norton is a non-voting member who can only vote on legislation during committee hearings.
It should say treason.
The people get the government they DESERVE.
They not only had their chance to keep him out, they also had a chance to get rid of him.
Well... I suppose - if we had to - we could just let the people who are residents of DC vote as part of an adjacent, existing liberal state... They couldn’t really change much that way, and they could finally shut up. They wouldn’t get any more senators... and their population is probably small enough that it wouldn’t add any representatives to an adjacent state, or at most, maybe one....
The problem would be finding a state - even a liberal one - that would want that sink-hole voting in and as a part of their state!
He’s rubbing our noses in it.
Nawww... on second thought; forget I said that! I think I was out in the sun too long today!
Let ‘em whine!
D.C. is represented by the whole of Congress. Founding Fathers didn’t want it to be a state voting largess for itself. Or at least that’s what my history books said in the early 60s.
You are exactly right.
over the passed 14 years I have contacted my congress critters regarding various issues that were either wrong headed or taking us down the wrong path
in all that time, my congress critter has not once mentioned a position, let alone my position, on any of these items... including the latest issue with the gun grabbers
so yea... I’m not being represented at all... tho I find it oddly fitting the marxist would have this plate on his car... especially when driving to get sworn in... for an office he has NEVER OFFICIALLY submitted ANY documentation that proves eligibility. not on sheet to any state... any where
Yeah....I’m sure I wanna give DC denizens, ekspecially on the Maryland side, two frigging Senators and a token DC Congressman that can actually vote on stuff....
Couple this crap with Puerto Rico and their posssible two more Senators and a Congressman and you have a real Democrat juggernaut that never will be thrown out of power.
Not NO, but Hell Frigging NO! No way, no how, nevahappen GI....
All the DC plates say that.
The CORRECT answer to that is to give DC back to Maryland, all except the federal district around the White Hut, Capital and Mall.
And from the virtually defunct Tea Party, we hear *crickets*.
Suggestion: Reduce the “District of Columbia” to a very small area, that encompasses the immediate area of the Capitol Building, the White (Hut), and the Supreme Court building, and allow the remainder to revert to Maryland, as a new additional county, or divide the metro area up, so it reverts as part of Montgomery county, and part of Prince George’s county.
A similar thing was once done to another part of the original District, in that Arlington county, Virginia,was created, there was no contest about that.
The District, as it now exists, hardly makes a decent township. Never could be a viable state.
And as far as “Taxation without Representation” goes, the thinly disguised “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2011” tax legislation pretty much does just that for most Americans.
Want more examples of “taxation without representation”? Try the built-in inflation that shall soon be hitting EVERY pocketbook out there, which is a largely invisible but very real tax on all our future income, feeding as it does the enormous and growing perennial national debt that never ceases growing.
As for an adjustment period for Maryland, to absorb the costs of supporting this new population expansion - the Federal government gives Maryland $10B the first year, then as the new communities get integrated into the economies of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, reduce the Federal payment by $1B each year until year 10, when the Federal payment becomes zero.
What a lie.DC has a representative in the house the house IS in charge of taxes.