THey want statehood, though. I think it would be better if they had it. They pay taxes, have reps, but the reps can't vote. The city exists in almost a limbo, because it's not a state, it's a federal district. There is a mayor and city council, but Congress oversees a lot of district affairs, and that is not entirely fair.
DC is a mess. There are pockets that are doing well, and I have to wonder when I see the decisions the people who live there make for their elected officials, but they deserve to be a state. They have to pay like the states do, but they sure get a lot of federal oversight like the states don't. They don't have the autonomy like the states do.
What they also have is a cell phone law, and heaven help you if you get caught. It is a great city, there is so much history there, but it is not a priority for Congress, and so is neglected. It needs home rule and statehood.
Just a former resident PO
at 12:26 AM on Sep. 9, 2009