Should Washington, D.C. be the 51st State?

Should Washington, D.C. become a state?

  • Yes

    Votes: 4 22.2%
  • No

    Votes: 11 61.1%
  • I don't know

    Votes: 3 16.7%

  • Total voters
    18
Dec 2018
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the Heart of America
And yet nearly all of the Big Squares have outsized pull in Congress, given their populations, anyway. California and Texas are the major exceptions, and they didn't get their big population booms until the later 20th century.
whiiiiiiich is exactly what would happen if DC became a state. The difference being we wouldn't have to wait a century for it to happen.
 
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DC residents pay federal taxes but have no voting representation in the House or Senate. Moreover, Congress can, and does, nullify laws passed by the DC City Council that are not to their liking. This is grossly unfair, IMO.

If you don’t want DC residents to have the same say in national (or local) affairs, then you should agitate to exempt DC residents from paying federal income taxes.
 
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Dec 2018
7,000
4,608
the Heart of America
DC residents pay federal taxes but have no voting representation in the House or Senate. Moreover, Congress can, and does, nullify laws passed by the DC City Council that are not to their liking. This is grossly unfair, IMO.

If you don’t want DC residents to have the same say in national (or local) affairs, then you should agitate to exempt DC residents from paying federal income taxes.
An excellent and, IMO, a preferable solution: Treat them like Puerto Rico.


The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States and Puerto Ricans are US citizens. However, Puerto Rico is not a US state. Because of this, only Puerto Rican residents who are government employees, and those with income sources outside of the territory, pay federal income tax. All other employers and employees pay no federal income taxes. However, residents of Puerto Rico and businesses operating in Puerto Rico do pay some federal taxes, and the commonwealth's government has its own taxes as well.
 
Dec 2018
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the Heart of America
No, absolutely not. So they probably will. But I'd suggest they incorporate a couple of states to keep the fifty star pattern on the flag. Delaware with Maryland, or RI with Connecticut, something like that.
Good plan about combining certain states, but also consider splitting California in two.
 
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