How Republicans Support Taxation Without Representation - WhoWhatWhy

How Republicans Support Taxation Without Representation

DC Statehood, John Barrasso, Muriel Bowser
Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming has warned that Democrats plan to “stack the Senate” by making DC a state. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.
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6 responses to “How Republicans Support Taxation Without Representation”

  1. Avatar Judy Zitko says:

    We continue to spend a majority of our tax dollars on war because of all the lobbying we continue to allow. The Supreme Court and their money is speech (legal to buy politicians) and most recent Citizen United. We’ve turned over a majority of or Intel services to private, for profit industries who lobby for more business. We have private military contractors that cost us far more than our volunteer US military does and all the waste over in the Middle East by defense contractors who only care about making a buck. President Eisenhower warned us in his 1961 exit speech to “Beware of the Military Industrial Complex.” He famously compared the cost of one war plane or war ship with how many schools, hospitals, etc. we could build and that needs to be done again.

  2. Avatar Konyka says:

    No, it’s not just Republicans. It’s Democrats too that have not supported DC statehood until now—when it became a political football in 2020. We had Barack Obama as President and Democrats in charge for a while and nothing happened on the DC statehood front then either. So, the real issue—does Congress support voting representation for the District of Columbia residents? Granting the DC delegate the right to vote would be a step forward to full congressional representation.

  3. Avatar Nolan says:

    Texas takes more FEMA dollars than any other state. Blue states on average pay more to the federal government than they take, and Red states on average take more in federal funds than they pay to the federal government. Matter of fact Republican states make up the entirety of the top ten list for dependency on the federal government. Republicans and their silly fantasies….

  4. Avatar robert e williamson jr says:

    As most who know of me will say I never give the Israelis a break. I don’t feel they deserve one.

    That said Americans need to get THIS right.

    Depending on which numbers you use the U.S. has spent trillions of dollars on war and war alone since 911. And to what end? Seriously what good has come of any of that spending?

    Guess what? I could likely ignore Israel constantly sticking it’s finger in the eyes of
    American citizens if we just backed out of the middle east wars of no consequence and saved trillions of dollars.

    In fact make D.C. a state along with Mexico and all of central America. I’m not so sure we need to take such action for Israel, if C IA would come clean we might learn they already made Israel a state.

    Thanks WWW

  5. Avatar Michael Cohen says:

    California sends more money to the federal government than it receives. Your claim is false.

  6. Avatar Dog says:

    The real taxation without representation is on display with the $850 BILLION DOLLARS DOLED OUT TO BLUE STATES WITH MASSIVE BUDGET SHORTFALLS. California, Illinois, NY all being bailed out using money forcefully taken from states that manage their finances in a responsible fashion with no connection to covid what so ever. Blue states irresponsibly taxing and spending other states money. Shouldn’t these states have a say in the governors of these blue, broke states?? This is becoming an national embarrassment and a disgrace. Bailing out state and local pension funds. Shameful