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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Recently the Senate heard arguments for Washington DC to become the 51st state. Only two members of the Senate heard the arguments. In your opinion do you think Washington DC should become the 51st state in the Union?


    Congress takes up bill to make D.C. the 51st state


    Ok, assuming that DC is like any world capital, 95% of the residents are either working for government or servicing it or servicing and supplying government workers.

    That's a crap load of civil servants and hangers on, not to mention lobbyists and lawyers.

    Do you really want a whole state made up of people like that?

    If it's a new capital though, why not Minot, North Dakota, pretty close to the geographic center when Alaska is added. It's not very scenic but they have an air base and it's two hours away from Regina, Saskatchewan if you want a first run movie. With so little distractions and - 60 temperatures in the winter I bet a whole lot would get done.....
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post

    Do you really want a whole state made up of people like that?
    Sure. Whats wrong with who they work for? I see no problem.


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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I don't care who they elect, but apparently the idea of 2 more Democrats to the Senate terrifies you. BTW, the GOP could always run a candidate and actually try to win. Just spitballing here...

    I am interested in the idea that they are expected to pay Federal Income Tax, follow Federal laws, and have zero input on those laws. It's about the ideals of a representative government as laid out in the founding documents of the country. They should be represented the same as every other citizen of the United States is regardless of which party wins the election. But why let ideals get in the way of partisan crap? If they were likely to vote Republican would you be all over the idea of adding the state?
    Come on R88, lighten up. A bit of sarcasm in the question about electing 2 Dems to the Senate.

    The question of D.C. has been answered in terms of how that area is represented. Nothing has changed, other than some burning desire that now has become an issue. People are disenfranchised on a regular basis throughout the country.

    In California they raise revenue by circumventing laws on the books by reclassifying increases as fees. For example, that's how they increased the state gasoline taxes. They cut the tax to zero, and then instituted a higher fee to replace the former tax. This got around a requirement to get voter approval for all tax increases.

    Why the left appears to be running this flag up the pole based on taxation and representation seems to be a very poorly executed plan.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    How about we not outlaw people from living in certain areas of the country and just make DC a state? Why is that such a big deal to you?
    Or give them one Representative in the house.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Ok, assuming that DC is like any world capital, 95% of the residents are either working for government or servicing it or servicing and supplying government workers.

    That's a crap load of civil servants and hangers on, not to mention lobbyists and lawyers.

    Do you really want a whole state made up of people like that?

    If it's a new capital though, why not Minot, North Dakota, pretty close to the geographic center when Alaska is added. It's not very scenic but they have an air base and it's two hours away from Regina, Saskatchewan if you want a first run movie. With so little distractions and - 60 temperatures in the winter I bet a whole lot would get done.....
    What would you think of just integrating it into either Maryland or Virginia? That would kind of solve your problem.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    DC should not become a state it should be given back to MD just as part of it was given back to VA.
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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flamethrower View Post
    I believe your goal is to dismantle the Constitution. Obviously you have no tolerance for individual liberties such as the 2nd Amendment.
    I want to give Washington DC statehood, therefore I must be anti-gun. I can totally follow that logic.

    Where do you get this crap?

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Recently the Senate heard arguments for Washington DC to become the 51st state. Only two members of the Senate heard the arguments. In your opinion do you think Washington DC should become the 51st state in the Union?


    Congress takes up bill to make D.C. the 51st state
    No, Washington D.C. is just a city.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    No, Washington D.C. is just a city.
    A city whose residents are second class citizens.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Should DC Become the 51st State?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I want to give Washington DC statehood, therefore I must be anti-gun. I can totally follow that logic.

    Where do you get this crap?
    You're probably a gay black woman also.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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