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Nonrepresentation Without Taxation

By: Josh Barro

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has introduced a bill to exempt residents of Washington D.C. from paying federal taxes. Those who complain about “taxation without representation” in the District generally promote voting rights as a solution; however, Gohmert (also a proponent of D.C. voting rights) has shown there is another way to skin this cat.

Let me just say, as a resident of the District of Columbia, that I strongly prefer Gohmert’s new solution.