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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:35 PM

Obama’s Limo To Get D.C. ‘Taxation Without Representation’ Tags

Source: TPM

Starting inaguration weekend, President Obama's limo will sport Washington, D.C.'s "Taxation Without Represenation" license plates, the White House confirmed to TPM Tuesday. The new plates will remain for the duration of Obama's second term.

“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," White House spokesman Keith Maley said in a statement. "Attaching these plates to the presidential vehicles demonstrates the President’s commitment to the principle of full representation for the people of the District of Columbia and his willingness to fight for voting rights, Home Rule and budget autonomy for the District.”

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray thanked the president on Twitter.

Have spoken to White House & want to thank @BarackObama for agreeing to place "Taxation w/o Representation" DC tags on his limo. #FreeDC


Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obamas-limo-to-get-dc-taxation-without-representation

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Reply Obama’s Limo To Get D.C. ‘Taxation Without Representation’ Tags (Original post)
onehandle Jan 2013 OP
bluevoter4life Jan 2013 #1
trof Jan 2013 #4
bluevoter4life Jan 2013 #7
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2013 #9
Glimmer of Hope Jan 2013 #13
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2013 #17
onehandle Jan 2013 #12
frazzled Jan 2013 #2
KamaAina Jan 2013 #8
bluedigger Jan 2013 #3
Wait Wut Jan 2013 #5
DreamGypsy Jan 2013 #6
erpowers Jan 2013 #10
onehandle Jan 2013 #15
Chathamization Jan 2013 #18
erpowers Jan 2013 #19
Chathamization Jan 2013 #20
EC Jan 2013 #11
Tab Jan 2013 #14
Volaris Jan 2013 #16

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:37 PM

1. Could this be a subtle push at statehood? n/t

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Response to bluevoter4life (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:45 PM

4. Probably not.

But I agree that they should have voting representation, at least in the house.

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Response to trof (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:47 PM

7. They have Electoral College votes

They most certainly should have some sort of say in the taxation laws that are passed.

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Response to bluevoter4life (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:59 PM

9. Maybe the northern part of DC can merge (or re-merger) with MD

Then they'd have Representatives, Senators, the whole thing.

It seemed to work ok after southern DC re-merged with VA.

As states go, DC would be a funny little thing.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:58 PM

13. But we have more peeps than Wyoming!

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Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:29 AM

17. Wyoming has Yellowstone National Park, Washington has ...

... well, it's close to Shenandoah National Park and Maryland's seashore.

More peeps means more Representatives from the great state of Maryland!

Or, more peeps means ...

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Response to bluevoter4life (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:50 PM

12. I wish. nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:39 PM

2. Kewl

For too many years, DC has not gotten much support from the legislators who (come from elsewhere but) live there. This is the big kahuna.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:53 PM

8. An awful lot of them don't even live in DC

but in suburban MD or VA. Northern VA is particularly popular with repukes.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:39 PM

3. So what will his tags say?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:45 PM

5. Just what we need...

...an activist for President.


GO DC!!!! from the state of Chicago!! (a girl can dream, right? )

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:47 PM

6. Cool. Here's what they look like...



There's more information than you would ever want to know about the TwoR plates here: http://dcplates.com/Base2000.htm

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:15 PM

10. Do Not Agree

I do not agree with the idea of giving Washington, D.C. representation in Congress. Washington, D.C. is not a state. The U.S. Constitution gives representation to states. If the people of Washington, D.C. want representation in Congress they should either push to have D.C. made into a state, or push to have it made into a city of either Maryland or Virginia.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:53 PM

15. D.C. has a larger population than Wyoming. Statehood Now! nt

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Response to erpowers (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:29 PM

18. We're pushing for statehood

We'd only need a simple majority of support in congress to become a state. With a population larger than Wyoming and now Vermont, it's well past time.

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Response to Chathamization (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:35 PM

19. The Sad Part

The sad part is that with the current Congress I do not think you all would get it. You all should be able to become a state, but I think most, if not all, Republicans would vote against the measure in that it would result in two more electoral college votes for the Democratic Presidential candidate.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:52 PM

20. Oh, for sure

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we're not going to get there with this congress. But we want to keep the momentum going so that we'll be ready the next time the Dems control congress and the presidency.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:39 PM

11. I like it.

A sitting President protesting.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:08 PM

14. Article reads "represeNATION"


Freudian slip?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:00 PM

16. How long will it be before the loons

calim this as "proof" that the President "hates 'Murica and the Consitooshun"...

"SEE? He wants to re-distriboote welth and doesnt care what you think about it. it's RIGHT THERE on his liscence plate"

fake poutrage in 3...2...1...

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