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Old 06-12-2019, 10:22 AM   #1
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Default New push for Wash DC to be its own state

This was in Texas A&M Today

What would happen to Congress if DC became a 51st state?

Obviously a very liberal opinion based article. You can easily pick up the hatred of Republicans in it.

I'm not sure everything he says is correct. I thought the residents of DC vote as residents of Maryland or Virginia?

He said they pay more in federal taxes than the rest of the country. But how is that possible?

And he also has a chart that shows potential House seat changes pending the 2020 Census. This chart shows NO seat changes for California which surprises me because of the "mass exodus" from that state that we've all heard about. (as a side note, I thought it was either Project Veritas or the Heritage Foundation that showed if California didn't count the illegals they would lose 5-7 House seats which is why they are fighting the US citizen question on the census.)
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:36 AM   #2
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Adding D.C. as a state would put 2 more Democrat senators in the Senate. That would be a big deal - and BAD.
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:14 PM   #3
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Yes, that's what the article said, except the liberal said it would be a good thing and it would shut down conservatism.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:03 PM   #4
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Democrats are always wanting to move the goal post when they aren't winning.
The Democrats are the biggest threat to this country imo.

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Old 06-12-2019, 06:30 PM   #5
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Even if the bill were to pass the house and senate, it would require a constitutional amendment which would have to be ratified by 3/4 of the states. Not going to happen!
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:49 AM   #6
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Even if the bill were to pass the house and senate, it would require a constitutional amendment which would have to be ratified by 3/4 of the states. Not going to happen!
Good point.
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:53 PM   #7
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DimmerKrauts are just throwin' **** at the wall hoping something will stick that they can use to regain power... NOTHING, I mean NOTHING is out of bounds for those suckers! They'd throw George Soros under the bus if they thought that'd put 'em back in power!
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:55 PM   #8
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Aren't they trying essentially the same thing with Puerto Rico statehood as well?
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:03 PM   #9
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Yes
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:41 PM   #10
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In DC 95% of those employed work for the federal government, talk about an on the teet state.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:24 AM   #11
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In DC 95% of those employed work for the federal government, talk about an on the teet state.
And the ones not working directly for the government make their money off the ones that do!
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Old 06-16-2019, 04:35 PM   #12
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I'm not sure everything he says is correct. I thought the residents of DC vote as residents of Maryland or Virginia?
LoL
You can't be serious
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