Taxation without representation

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    Simple question: Should residents of Washington D.C. be made exempt from federal taxation until such time as they are given proper representation in the House and Senate?
     
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    Yes, they should be exempt, because if they don't have the full rights and privilages of a US citizen then they shouldn't have to pay the full taxes like a US citizen.

    If you pay federal taxes you should receive full rights and privilages under federal laws.
     
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    :eusa_think: Lack of proper representation would apply to just about all of us and it applies most certainly if your district or state is represented by a member with leadership responsibilities...

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    :dunno: Should NO one pay their taxes this year?

    :eusa_think: What if we paid a percentage of our taxes, based on the aggregate polls of congressional approval?
     
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    Nope. There needs to be a separate federal territory as the seat of the federal government.
     
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    Hmm.....What about US citizens of Guam or other US. Territories? US Virgin Islands? Convicted Felons who pay taxes but do not vote?

    Many people other than District citizens are denied representation but have to pay taxes.
     
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    Are you trying to say that nobody in this country has an elected Representative in this country for their district, nor two senators for their state? :cuckoo:
     
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    Okay, the need for a separate territory for the capitol is one thing. But should they be taxed if they aren't given representation?
     
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    But none of those other groups have the cool license plates on their cars.
     
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    If they choose to live in Washington D.C., yes. That's their choice.
     
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    Do folks in DC avoid these state taxes I pay? What is their city tax burden? I really do not know.
     

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