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View Poll Results: Support D.C. statehood?
Yes. End taxation without representation. 14 21.88%
No. Must prevent Democrat reps from being added at all costs. 14 21.88%
No. Explain reason if other than above. 36 56.25%
Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Yesterday, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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DC should be integrated into the state of Maryland.

It shouldn't have special administrative control that other cities don't.
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Old Yesterday, 12:23 PM
 
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Is this the next scam? Fill a place with minorities and make it a state. The illegal alien invasion thing going too slow for you?
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Old Yesterday, 12:42 PM
 
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It's not a scam. Debate has been going on a long time.

We have ~700,000 citizens living in D.C. paying taxes without representation. You know, one of the reasons we founded the country to begin with.

Similar issue with Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands.
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Old Yesterday, 12:43 PM
 
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No. DC was land taken from Maryland and Virginia. The Virginia portion was given back to them years ago. Give the Maryland portion back to Maryland. It will solve DC's representation problem and increase Maryland's House numbers.
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Old Yesterday, 12:46 PM
 
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It's not a scam. Debate has been going on a long time.

We have ~700,000 citizens living in D.C. paying taxes without representation. You know, one of the reasons we founded the country to begin with.

Similar issue with Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands.
Territories like Puerto Rico do not pay personal federal income taxes. They pay social security taxes, but they of course get that program for retirement.

DC was carved out of Virginia and Maryland. Virginia already got its portion back, now give Maryland back its portion and problem solved.
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Old Yesterday, 12:49 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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If you have two "noes" with justification added you should have two "yeses" similarly. Such as "Yes, so the Democrats can gain one Representative and two Senators".

Some could think you're being disingenuous and dishonest the way you structured it.
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Old Yesterday, 12:53 PM
 
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No, unless the federal government is moved to a different neutral spot.

Anyone worried about representation can move an extra 10 miles and enjoy the "perks" of statehood.
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Old Yesterday, 01:02 PM
 
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Default Changed My Mind...

Initially I said "no" as welfare would only quadrouple along with corruption once incompetent civil servants are given more power. However, then I decided that, it is the lack of state oversight that allows Pizzagate and the Deep State to flourish and be made strong by elected and satanic politicians and from all around the US. DC, I believe, is the command station for sex trafficking in the US by the rich and powerful. NOVA (Northern VA) would have the intelligence to clean it up if DC were to be absorbed into, say, Arlington, VA, but the wellfare class would be a tremendous tax burden. If it could stop the satanic behaviour going, it would be worth inheriting a massive ghetto filled with crime, illiteracy and low IQs. Or you can just give those parts to MD, and let VA take the capitol regions.
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Old Yesterday, 01:45 PM
 
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Territories like Puerto Rico do not pay personal federal income taxes. They pay social security taxes, but they of course get that program for retirement.
They do if employed by the government/military(21% of the workforce is) or if income originates elsewhere. Also there are other federal taxes beyond just income and SS that they do pay.

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Old Yesterday, 01:52 PM
 
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Absolutely flat out NO! The District of Columbia is supposed to be "neutral ground" where the States can meet to jointly oversee the Federal government. It should not be an entity equal to the States, because then there is no unbiased territory where the States can meet.
This right here. It is suppose to be neutral ground it is part of 2 states in that area. Leave it be. DC is a city...nothing special. Just like Seattle, Nashville, LA they are cities not states.
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