Taxation without Representation - is it OK? Poll

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Is taxation without representation OK?

  1. No.

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  2. Yes.

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  3. Yes but only in the District of Columbia.

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  1. OohPooPahDoo
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    Taxation without Representation - is it OK? Poll

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    anyone?

    I personally think the residents of DC should not have to pay federal income tax. They have no voting representation in Congress - they should not be taxed by Congress. THe Constitution certainly alows for it but it goes against everything this nation was founded on.
     
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    I presume you also want to do away with federal taxes on corporate income and federal income taxes for non-US citizens living in the US then?
     
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    Neither has the full rights of citizenship.

    Are the people of D.C. full citizens? Or should they be considered half citizens, much like the crown considered the colonists in 1776?
     
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    So the title of your OP is misleading? You think it's OK for people to be taxed without representation as long as they are corporations or non-citizens?

    As for the people of DC, DC is not a state. The people of DC can choose to move to a state and then they get to vote for Congress.

    And by the way, how many of DC's residents draw their income directly or indirectly from the presence of the Federal government in DC?
     
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    "The People" as referred to in the Constitution of the United States does not include non-people or non-citizens, so yes.

    Wow. You're a genius.
    Brilliant argument. The colonists could have chosen to move back to Britain. I can tell you would have been on the Crown's side in that issue.
    I dunno, how many? If its a figure you want to use in your argument - YOU find it you lazy piece of crap - not me.
     
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    You're not really very bright I guess.

    Tell me, how many representatives in Congress did the US citizens who lived in the various territories have before they became states? Oh yes, zero.
     
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    How about representation without taxation? WIth over 50% of income earners not paying taxes should they be entitled to vote?
     
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    Why are you against the Constitituion?
     
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    Maybe he is. You certainly are.
     

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