Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Will the President veto democracy for DC?
In today's Washington Post an article announces that it's likely that President Bush will the DC vote bill. The proposed legislation would give DC residents a voting representation in Congress. I was talking a friend who doesn't live in the Washington DC area. Her question was why is DC still taxed without representation in 2007. So I gave her mini-lesson on DC history and the city's struggles over to the years to gain the rights that other federal tax-paying American citizens take for granted. She doesn't understand why lack of democracy hadn't been corrected prior to now. I explained to her that opponents usually will point to the US Constitution, however, I feel it's more about politics. Many Republicans want to keep DC residents from having a voting Congressperson to prevent the Democratic party from having another vote in the House.