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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 taxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. es. 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.