A Little Consistency From The Tea Party, Please

Friday, 16 April 2010, 13:37 | Category : Politics
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The Tea Party idea springs from the Boston Tea Party, which protested taxation without representation. The modern-day Tea Partiers see themselves as inheritors of this independent American spirit – indeed, they like to don the tri-corner hats and wave “Don’t Tread On Me” flags, and walk around in patriot costumes. So I wondered – why isn’t the first item on their agenda pushing for true Congressional representation – senators and a congressman – for the District of Columbia? They pay Federal taxes, yet have no representation in Congress. There are more residents of DC than there are of Wyoming, yet Wyoming has two senators and a representative. In all seriousness, how can anyone who is upset over taxes not start there?

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