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Old 01-15-2013, 05:01 AM
 
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What are the pro's and con's of making NYC a "District". Independent of the state. Similar to Washington D.C. Has it ever been considered?

Teach me.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Why does this city get the weirdest questions of all of the different sections of CityData?
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I don't think it's such a weird question. NYC is a unique city in the United States. It is an international city. I've thought about this as well but more from a finance/business POV. IMO NYC should have special designations that would allow it to be more "business friendly" on an international scale.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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What are the pro's and con's of making NYC a "District". Independent of the state. Similar to Washington D.C. Has it ever been considered?

Teach me.
Republicans would love it ! 8.5 million left leaning US citizens allowed no congressional representation. It would be the biggest voter disenfranchisement event ever.The icing on the cake would probably be NY state becoming a deep red state with 2 republican US senators.

All of NYC's internal issues would be decided by a congressional committee.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
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NYC funds the rest of the rural part of the state; Republican current legislators would not like that.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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NYC funds the rest of the rural part of the state; Republican current legislators would not like that.
Congress would get it's hands on the Wall Street tax bonanza and give us back what they think we need.Upstate legislators might not like it but nobody is going to care what dinky, inconsequential upstate NY legislators think.The benefits of disenfranchisement and controlling the Wall Street tax hoard will far outweigh them.

It's called taxation without representation and that's exactly what residents of DC endure.

It would be far better for NYC to become a state but that isn't going to happen either.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: USA
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chill son. what's the purpose?
you don't want representation
in congress anymore? wth?

a district has less power than a state yo.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:12 PM
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What are the pro's and con's of making NYC a "District". Independent of the state. Similar to Washington D.C. Has it ever been considered?

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Washington, D.C. is the capital of the USA. So it is fitting that it is a separate district and not part of any state. But what would be the purpose of making NYC its own district?
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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Pros:
NYC will no longer be affected by Upstate's policy.
We pay more taxes to the state then we get back in services, that would end.

Cons:
We'd lose representation and power in congress, taxation without representation.
NY state would become Republican.

It's not worth it becoming a district. I'd be all for it if we became a state, but that would never happen either. The only real solution to our problem is for the cities upstate to turn their economy around and start pulling their own weight in the state.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I don't think NYS would necessarily become republican without NYC. Yes the Western part of the state is for the most part conservative, but counties along the Hudson not as much.
I think NYS would become a swing state.
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