If our founding fathers believed taxation w/o representation was so unfair then why doesn't Wash DC have full representation in Congress?
They pay taxes just like everyone else
- SamLv 78 months agoFavorite Answer
You're not supposed to notice that.
- JamesLv 78 months ago
If the founding fathers had agreed with your interpretation of their principles, they would not have set up DC the way they did.
- SocratesLv 78 months ago
Because, Washington DC is not a state. it wasn't intended to be a state. The Founder's didn't want a state in charge of the other states.
- 8 months ago
They do. They have a Congressman. They don't have a Senator because D.C. isn't a state. And the most powerful man there does everything he can to EVADE taxes. Hell, he's fightin' like a Michael Vick pitbull to HIDE his previous returns. Trump even cheats the tax people in Britain.
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- Anonymous8 months ago
DC wasn't supposed to have permanent residents.
- BillLv 78 months ago
Why do liberals need this explained to them all the time? It's telling that liberal adults that support public education somehow never seem to know the answer to your question.
- JeromeLv 68 months ago
Interesting fact about our federal district.
Hamilton stands out to me.....
By 1787 the United States had already drafted their constitution. The constitution gave the Congress the authority to choose where to build the federal district; therefore they proposed two cities (Germantown and Lancaster). However, Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison had agreed to move it to the south (present-day Washington). Robert Morris renegotiated a new deal which resulted in Philadelphia becoming the first capital city as the present-day federal district was built.
The American-British war left many states in debt, and since the federal government planned to absorb all the debt, it meant the wealthy regions would be paying off the loans of the financially challenged areas. To pass his funding act (that allowed the government to absorb all the debts owed by the different states), Hamilton needed Madison’s help (the most influential member of Congress).Source(s): In return, Hamilton agreed to help him with the necessary votes to pass the Residence Act. The residence act which placed the capital district in present-day Washington DC was part of the plan by the federal government to appease all the pro-slavery regions. These states feared that a northern capital city would mean that the federal government was sympathetic to the slavery abolitionists.
- martyLv 78 months ago
Didn't they teach you that in elementary school?
- regeruggedLv 78 months ago
DC is not a state.
- Anonymous8 months ago
No surprise conservatives have no answer.