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

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  • Sam
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    You're not supposed to notice that.

  • James
    Lv 7
    2 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.

  • 2 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.

  • 2 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.

    • Sam
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      he wants everyone to think he's a pitbull.. He's really just a yapping chihuahua. A big fat yapping chihuahua, who hires people like Barr and Rudy to act as his guard dogs until they get busted.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    DC wasn't supposed to have permanent residents.

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    2 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.

  • Jerome
    Lv 6
    2 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.
  • marty
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Didn't they teach you that in elementary school?

  • 2 months ago

    DC is not a state.

    • August West
      Lv 5
      2 months agoReport

      He doesn't think. Just spews out bullchit that doesn't answer the question.

  • 2 months ago

    No surprise conservatives have no answer.

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