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Louie Gohmert (R-TX) to introduce bill exempting DC from federal taxes

According the Washington Post he's stated he's going to introduce this bill next week as an alternative to voting rights.

Sorry, but I'd rather have voting rights. If we didn't pay taxes we'd be even more disenfranchised--people would say we have no grounds to comment on anything our government does.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dc/2009/01/at_hill_hearing_a_proposal_for.html

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Re: Louie Gohmert (R-TX) to introduce bill exempting DC from federal taxes

  • Not to mention, making the seat of federal government a tax haven is just begging for scandals.

     

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    Not to mention, making the seat of federal government a tax haven is just begging for scandals.

     

    Agreed.  I wonder if this is a way for members of Congress to get around paying taxes on their income?  Way too many holes here.

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  • This is just asking for it.  Not a good idea.  I can't imagine it passing.
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    image EastSideFluffy:

    Not to mention, making the seat of federal government a tax haven is just begging for scandals.

     

    Agreed.  I wonder if this is a way for members of Congress to get around paying taxes on their income?  Way too many holes here.

    I don't think it is a good idea but I don't think it will get Congress out of paying federal taxes on their income. A requirement of their serving is to be a resident of the district they represent. So even though they have homes in D.C. they are considered second homes and not where they have legal residence.

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