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'Taxation Without Representation' plates on Obama motorcade
The Hill ^ | 1/19/13 | Kevin Bogardus

Posted on 01/19/2013 1:35:02 PM PST by Libloather

President Obama’s 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 Obama’s 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 District’s sole representative on Capitol Hill. Norton is a “non-voting” member who can only vote on legislation during committee hearings.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: motorcade; plates; representation; taxation
Should say 'Representation Without Birth Certificate'.
1 posted on 01/19/2013 1:35:07 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

It should say treason.


2 posted on 01/19/2013 1:36:44 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Libloather

Pathetic!


3 posted on 01/19/2013 1:38:33 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: freekitty

4 posted on 01/19/2013 1:41:37 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Libloather

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.

Fools, idiots.


5 posted on 01/19/2013 1:42:22 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Libloather
“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 Oh Pleeeeeeeeze!
6 posted on 01/19/2013 1:44:58 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Libloather

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!


7 posted on 01/19/2013 1:44:58 PM PST by JustTheTruth
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To: Libloather

He’s rubbing our noses in it.


8 posted on 01/19/2013 1:45:29 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: JustTheTruth

Nawww... on second thought; forget I said that! I think I was out in the sun too long today!

Let ‘em whine!


9 posted on 01/19/2013 1:46:15 PM PST by JustTheTruth
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

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.


10 posted on 01/19/2013 1:48:13 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

You are exactly right.


11 posted on 01/19/2013 1:49:35 PM PST by Humal
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To: Libloather

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


12 posted on 01/19/2013 1:49:54 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Libloather

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....


13 posted on 01/19/2013 1:54:57 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: pacpam
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.

Not to mention that administration of the national seat of government is a power constitutionally delegated to Congress, for exactly the reason you cite. Addressing this issue in the manner some in Washington desire would require a constitutional amendment that essentially changes D.C. from a federal district (which is what the Framers intended) to a state (which is most assuredly NOT what they intended.)

If a voter doesn't like the status of Washington, D.C., as a federal district, then the solution is clear: move out of D.C. to a state. Like North Dakota, perhaps, which would surely be one of the 13 states that would would cast its vote against any such amendment, thereby insuring its demise.
14 posted on 01/19/2013 1:57:11 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Libloather

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.


15 posted on 01/19/2013 1:58:57 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Libloather

And from the virtually defunct Tea Party, we hear *crickets*.


16 posted on 01/19/2013 2:00:18 PM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: JustTheTruth

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.


17 posted on 01/19/2013 2:17:22 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Libloather
There is no way in Hell that the likes of Ben Cardin, Barbara Mikulski and Donna Edwards - my putative Congress-critters - can represent me!

A better license Plate motto for the Obama Regime would be "I got mine - how you doin'?"



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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18 posted on 01/19/2013 2:20:04 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Libloather
Taxation WITH representation is a whole hell of a lot worse than when we had taxation WITHOUT representation.

Just sayin'.

19 posted on 01/19/2013 2:24:33 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Libloather

What a lie.DC has a representative in the house the house IS in charge of taxes.


20 posted on 01/19/2013 2:28:24 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Libloather

What a lie.DC has a representative in the house the house IS in charge of taxes.


21 posted on 01/19/2013 2:28:44 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: elkfersupper

For a good part of the country it’s Representation without Taxation.


22 posted on 01/19/2013 2:34:30 PM PST by Fair Paul
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To: Libloather

“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.

Pathetic, childish and silly.

Feel free to amend The Constitution and The Residence Act.


23 posted on 01/19/2013 2:43:32 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Libloather

Should be what it always was , “Taxation without representation is tyranny!”


24 posted on 01/19/2013 2:49:41 PM PST by hflynn
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To: Fair Paul
For a good part of the country it’s Representation without Taxation.

Correct, except for gross receipts, excise, real estate, traffic tickets, parking tickets, etc.

25 posted on 01/19/2013 3:01:33 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Libloather

Thinking that one can tax onesself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle


26 posted on 01/19/2013 3:06:51 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Libloather

Here’s my response to the whining; MOVE OUT!


27 posted on 01/19/2013 3:16:49 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Pray for revival. <BCC><)
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To: Libloather

They could always move.

Besides, I’m sure around 50% of D.C. residents have no idea of what this is even about.


28 posted on 01/19/2013 3:23:35 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: Diogenesis

Yep


29 posted on 01/19/2013 3:27:21 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Who in DC pays taxes? Certainly very few of “Holder’s People”


30 posted on 01/19/2013 3:29:00 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Libloather.


31 posted on 01/19/2013 4:22:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: All; Libloather
TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION???

As things stand now and for all intents and purposes ALL Americans that are supposedly represented by the House of Representatives are being taxed without representation.

As long as the Senate continues to hold the appropriations budgeting process hostage and President Obama continues to spend under continuing resolutions based upon a long ago passed bloated Democrat budget with automatic increases built into it MY REPRESENTATION on fiscal matters and my IDEAS are not being heard or given action.

The results of the 2010 elections have been effectively set aside by the leftist ruling class UNTIL a budget is passed and my Representatives participate in the process of passing it!

All Republicans need to be screaming this message for all to hear -loud and clear. No Debt Limit Increase UNTIL REPRESENTATION is returned to the People as per the Constitution.

32 posted on 01/19/2013 4:28:49 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: Libloather

Eleanor Holmes Norton is a leftist pig feeding at the government trough.


33 posted on 01/19/2013 4:32:56 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: Libloather
Would making DC a “state” for the purposes of Senate and House representation require a Constitutional Amendment?
34 posted on 01/19/2013 4:47:37 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Red State Secession Is The Only Answer)
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To: Libloather

It should say, “No representation without taxation.”, lord knows enough of his base doesn`t pay THEIR FAIR SHARE, but get plenty of our taxes in “gubmint handouts”.


35 posted on 01/19/2013 5:17:35 PM PST by nomad
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To: Libloather

so he’s admitting obamacare was rammed through without any time to read it, much less amend it?


36 posted on 01/19/2013 5:26:19 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Would making DC a “state” for the purposes of Senate and House representation require a Constitutional Amendment?

Why, yes, it most assuredly would. As provided by Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 of the United States Constitution:

"To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings...

I do not believe there to be any doubt whatsoever that the "District" that will "...become the Seat of the Government of the United States..." can only refer to the District of Columbia. It is further very clear from this constitutional provision that The Framers did not intend the contemplated federal district to be a state, but intended for it to be a separate federal district administered by Congress.
37 posted on 01/19/2013 8:02:44 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Libloather

We saw those plates in DC - DC still wants to be a state!
They just don’t get it that they live in a place that was always intended to be NEUTRAL!


38 posted on 01/20/2013 7:06:17 AM PST by RebelTXRose
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