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  • #33
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    "all people's have no defense against the Washington tax and spend machine"
    Yes they do, its called their "Elected Officials".
    If you keep sending the same people back to Washington DC and expecting a different result, you are part of the problem.
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    @Fishbone345 Well when you vote the same that's what you get? Hmmm. I don't vote the same, yet losers continue to send these old leeches back to a J O B they never complete.
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    Absolutely NOT. The tag is not truthful. NO ONE is being forced to live in D.C. If you choose to live there you take away your own representation by doing so. The President should not be promoting partisan political issues on the Presidential Limo fleet. If D.C. wants representation in Congress, it should be reabsorbed back into Maryland where the land originally came from. This is what happened to the portion of land that Virginia ceded to the creation of D.C. No way should one single city, not even the largest city in the country, be allowed to become a State unto itself. Being returned to Maryland would give them their Senator and Congressman.
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    @stepped_in_it I remember his re-election slogan after he was released from prison:

    "He May Not Be Perfect, But He's Perfect for D.C."

    Yeah, perfectly AWFUL!

    RE-ELECT NOBODY 2014 (especially at the local level)
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    Your right! I think it should be on airforce1 everywhere he goes!! Who needs representatives when he bypasses them with exec orders
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    Wow, didn't have to scroll very far to find this very predictable repsonse. Did you vote? Then you're represented. At least, that's the line they feed us. It wouldn't have changed regardless of the outcome between Obama and Romney. You're represented just as diligently one way or another. That's also a freudian slip not a freudian error. I'll give you a B+ for the effort trying to appear smart. You should have gone with the just as predictable "ironic". It's more befitting the situation.
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    @frigginhell ... Well you should work on your efforts to appear smart as you seem to have Missed the points entirely.... No One said a word about being represented at this time... The word "Wish" is the operative word in that response... Also a Freudian Slip refers to a miss wording to a verbiage that speaks to what you are thinking. In the Case of the Lic Plate it was to highlight the call by some to give DC the status of statehood but was a Freudian Error since it also could be seen as a Future Wish by a National Socialist ..... I would give you a C but I stopped grading papers for young whipper snappers long ago... Ironic isn't it....
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    @Ashstop .. Any Executive order that applies regulation and penalties to the general public are Unconstitutional and should be considered am impeachable offense since they would violate the Oath of Office to Uphold and Defend the Constitution...
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    @Quantummist but it's a freudian slip because...... because you invented a new phrase to hide the fact you made an error. how very palintastic of you.
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    It is surely worth a serious study on how the conservative posts on Slate have now become far more extreme in rhetoric since the Sandy Hook shooting together with the lobbying by the NRA to ensure no restrictions on guns.
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    Thanks the article. I think the re-activation of the campaign organization is a clear indication that Obama intends to take on the GOP as suggested. Better to declare war on a leaderless, disorganized opponent than to give them an opportunity to get their act together The biggest problem he faces is where to strike first, Boehner has been rendered impotent by tea party radicals. Mitch McConnell doesn't know if should worry more about being primaried if he does anything, but obstruct or having to run against Ashely Judd on an obstructionist record. No doubt the GOP brand is in big trouble with a 30% favorable rating and no leadership

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/335580/p...
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    I was under the impression a state of war already existed between the GOP and Obama that started when he was elected the first time and they stated openly, publicly, and proudly they'd make sure he was a one term president. Well they succeeded in making our economy look like it was bombed. They failed to win the war. The GOP already declared war and lost. Or course, so did the rest of us but we're just their collateral damage.
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    @martydotcom and frigginhell-- So do you want democrats to go for the actual throat or are you rooting for a Jared Loughner to come along and shoot republicans in the head?

    So violent rhetoric from you two. Where does that come from?
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    HMMM.......maybe when we get down to about 25 states after all those succession statements.....we can add D.C as a state. And maybe we can change it's name to DC Comics, 'cause everything coming out of there is a cartoon....IMO
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    Hey. is the Kenyan driving around the "murder capital" in one of his sweet electric cars yet? Or is he still riding around in those gas hog Caddy' s? What would Hugo do?
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    I don't know about this. Between the thugs hanging on the streets everywhere you look and the thugs in Congress I'm sure that D.C. has anything to offer in terms of statehood. Maybe we can talk them into seceding?
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    @jessejaymes
    I don't care about statehood, but it seems like there was a pretty significant war fought over taxation without representation. It's un-American that we now do the same.
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    @jessejaymes
    I could, but it require my fellow Hoosiers to vote for someone other then R or D.
    Currently I would say we have poor representation, but representation nonetheless.
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    @Cheenoguy D.C. was set up in an effort to tell the country that the federal govt wasn't biased in favor of the state in which the seat of govt exists. You can't have it both ways. If they pay no taxes at all then every single rich person in America will claim primary residence in the zone. If they become a state then it's obvious there is bias. I don't think everything in the world has to be "fair". Not as long as people can leave and D.C. has some of the worst poverty in the nation. They don't pay taxes anyhow. I think it's a moot point except to try to create a tax free zone for the ultra rich.
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    one more expression of liberal stupidity. When the District of Columbia was begun, it was not a state so as to never have a state be able to claim the federal government was in their jurisdiction. If these people are so upset, move from the overpriced DC to more reasonable places! another tempest in a obama's mind
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    As a DC resident, I know that not having voting representatives in the Congress is not new, its been true since the establishment of the District. Several generations of residents have passed since this was established. If voting were truly important to them the easy option is to choose to move into either of the neighboring states, not the federal district, less than ten miles away. The other reasonable option is to pursue retrocession like the other half of the district did more than a century ago. Perhaps becoming something that either Maryland or Virginia would want to incorporate might help, but with the crooked liberal city government headed by "Mayor" Vincent "The Varmint" Gray, I don't see that happening anytime soon.
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    One possible bright spot for DC is the widespread feeling that Vincent Gray has been doing a good job as Mayor, even after a rocky start, even if he won the office running a campaign as crooked as the Potomac River.

    Some crummy editorial in the Washington Post a couple months ago claims that Gray has been performing well as Mayor. By what standard? The D.C. city government remains dysfunctional, inequitable, racially segregated, substandard and it's not getting better anytime soon -- especially under Gray.

    The Post has become so unbelievable with their poor quality reporting and commentaries, that I often find myself reading from The Washington Times as an antidote....smh
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    Ahh, but politically it is genius for a democratic president. Considering the liberal leanings of the district it would add a democrat to the house, and two democratic senators.

    It is congressional equivillent of FDR's court packing idea. A effective response to what repubs did by gerrymandering in redistricting through out the nation, by adding a two senator cushion it would keep the balance of power at least equal (house repub; senate) for the forseeable future.
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    Looks to me like Jughead's in favor of "taxation without representation" by sporting these plates, "a sign of solidarity with district residents" is just the cover story.
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    I happen to think either they should be granted statehood or recognition as a special federal district with VOTING RIGHTS. I'm not sure what to think about the Vanity Plates on the President's motorcade, i.e., 'taxation without representation'. Don't know if it's a double entendre: Washington D.C.'s present status, and the way that the US House of Representatives and US Senate conducts itself, i.e. representing large donor corporations rather than The People of the United States as a whole.
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    Can you believe the arrogance of Obama? He forced through Obamacare without ONE SINGLE VOTE from the GOP. The tax payers who elected those house of representative GOP members got TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION! Obama forced through a bill he knew the tax payers did not want. What a hypocrite!
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    Yes, we absolutely should gain full voting rights and representation in Congress. Washington, DC has more people than the entire state of Wyoming, and they are represented. Why should we be left out, especially since we're taxed just like everyone else?
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    "President Obama now has lived in the District for four years and has seen firsthand 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,"

    Ok there are TWO things wrong with this statement. Number 1, Obama has NEVER seen a hard working family in DC, unless they are brought in for a photo-op. And 2, "a vote in Congress" ??? I have a "rep" but he is a slimebag RINO. If I bother to register to vote in 2014 I'll be voting against the guy, but he'll be replaced with another RINO or Communist. Congress is an elite social club where the bought off and paid for make rules for the rest of us to live by they are exempt from. Lobbyists and their corporate owners run the country. And if by chance some Rep decides to not be bought off, they get axed out quickly.

    Who does Barky think he's kidding here?
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    Hmmm. Considering that DC statehood was already rejected by the congress, I'm going to have to think it won't happen. But then we rejected socialized medicine and we're moving toward that now. So maybe I'm wrong.

    On another note, the thought of a state with no resources, no industry and entirely dependent on the federal government, yet having all the rights of a productive state. A state where the powerful and elite are segregated and protected from the commoners they provide for. Now that's lefty utopia!
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    For some reason, I find myself oddly without comment this morning on any of these stories (yet i just couldnt help posting SOMETHING). They all seem kind of dull. I mean not one story about porn or just the lack of common sense in general? Oh yeah, the gun rallys. Im all for the gyn rallys but you cant regulate stupid. This story doesnt matter at all. I dont even remember what the other one was. Maybe after the beer haze wears off...
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    Of course he wants DC to have representatives. More far left loon congressmen to help him push his socialist agenda.
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