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While there is construction going on all over our city, the majority of new jobs that are being created are jobs that pay slightly above the minimum wage... with no benefits.

 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the District’s population continues to go down, not up as our political leaders had predicted.

 

Our current political leaders continue to maintain a bloated DC Government off the backs of the residents and businesses.

 

Tax hikes (and fees) are never ending. This is why so many businesses and individuals are leaving DC or not wanting to locate here. There's and old saying that high taxes don't redistribute income, they redistribute people. The poor can not afford to leave, the wealthy can afford to stay, and the middle class looks for a better deal elsewhere.

 

"The most amazing man-bites-dog story comes from Rhode Island, the bluest of blue states. Voters there went 2-to-1 for John Kerry over George Bush in 2004. But Rhode Island just passed a flat tax, which will lower the top tax rate in this New England state from 9.9 percent to 5.5 percent — the biggest income-tax cut in any state in years.

 

Why? Because Rhode Island has been bleeding jobs, businesses and people. It's one of only three states losing population. Rhode Island politicians were mugged by the reality of economic competitiveness: states with low or no income tax, like Florida and Texas and Tennessee, are growing much faster than the high-tax-and-spend states of the Northeast.

 

Every day 1,000 Americans vote with their feet and move from the highest-tax to the lowest-tax states." -Market Place 7/19/06 NPR

 

 

Services are decreasing or almost non-existent in many areas of the city!

 

We are receiving sub-standard services in the District of Columbia, the capital of the United States. New businesses and old ones will not (re)locate in DC. New jobs with good pay and benefits won't happen until we cut taxes and revamp DC Government. Even if some feel it is going to be painful, the alternative has already proven, and will prove again, far more painful. The past twenty (20) years of increased taxes and the loss of businesses and residents will continue!.

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Rees, do you read the paper every now and then? You should. The census adjusted the DC population numbers recently. DC has had the largest increase in population since the 1950s recently.

 

Check it out:

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...6072200439.html

 

 

Time to update your "platform".....

 

 

 

 

 

While there is construction going on all over our city, the majority of new jobs that are being created are jobs that pay slightly above the minimum wage... with no benefits.

 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the District’s population continues to go down, not up as our political leaders had predicted.

 

Our current political leaders continue to maintain a bloated DC Government off the backs of the residents and businesses.

 

Tax hikes (and fees) are never ending. This is why so many businesses and individuals are leaving DC or not wanting to locate here. There's and old saying that high taxes don't redistribute income, they redistribute people. The poor can not afford to leave, the wealthy can afford to stay, and the middle class looks for a better deal elsewhere.

 

"The most amazing man-bites-dog story comes from Rhode Island, the bluest of blue states. Voters there went 2-to-1 for John Kerry over George Bush in 2004. But Rhode Island just passed a flat tax, which will lower the top tax rate in this New England state from 9.9 percent to 5.5 percent — the biggest income-tax cut in any state in years.

 

Why? Because Rhode Island has been bleeding jobs, businesses and people. It's one of only three states losing population. Rhode Island politicians were mugged by the reality of economic competitiveness: states with low or no income tax, like Florida and Texas and Tennessee, are growing much faster than the high-tax-and-spend states of the Northeast.

 

Every day 1,000 Americans vote with their feet and move from the highest-tax to the lowest-tax states." -Market Place 7/19/06 NPR

Services are decreasing or almost non-existent in many areas of the city!

 

We are receiving sub-standard services in the District of Columbia, the capital of the United States. New businesses and old ones will not (re)locate in DC. New jobs with good pay and benefits won't happen until we cut taxes and revamp DC Government. Even if some feel it is going to be painful, the alternative has already proven, and will prove again, far more painful. The past twenty (20) years of increased taxes and the loss of businesses and residents will continue!.

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I know! Too funny. His entire 'platform' is based on this totally outdated model.

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Maybe next he'll issue a position paper on horse-and-buggy traffic or giving women the vote. ;-)

 

Rees, do you read the paper every now and then? You should. The census adjusted the DC population numbers recently. DC has had the largest increase in population since the 1950s recently.

 

Check it out:

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...6072200439.html

Time to update your "platform".....

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That 31,000 adjustment in population if you read carefully over at the Census Bureau is a 10 year adjustment.

 

Despite the influx of people into DC, most have not registered to vote in DC, half of them still list themselves out of state for tax and insurance purposes and thus the numbers are deceptive.

 

There are about 61,000 people in DC who live here in truth but list their legal place of residence elsewhere to avoid DC Taxes!

 

It is a far cry of 780,000 down to 580,000 in 25 years and the Feds dole out money based upon lawful residents not the total who might physically reside in a state.

 

In other words, the federal outlays may or may not be much if any.

 

 

 

Rees, do you read the paper every now and then? You should. The census adjusted the DC population numbers recently. DC has had the largest increase in population since the 1950s recently.

 

Check it out:

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...6072200439.html

Time to update your "platform".....

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Aglue,

 

Do you know how many people live and work in DC but to avoid DC taxes they list themselves out of state?

 

Some say that there could be upwards of 60,000 people pulling that stunt.

 

Also, that adjustment to our population was for a period of 10 years since the challenge covered two period when the census was taken.

 

Fed outlays is based upon how many reported tax payers we have not how many people are physically inside DC. Let us see if we really do get more FED $$$$.

 

 

 

Rees, do you read the paper every now and then? You should. The census adjusted the DC population numbers recently. DC has had the largest increase in population since the 1950s recently.

 

Check it out:

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...6072200439.html

Time to update your "platform".....

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But he opposes letting women vote. :P

 

I know! Too funny. His entire 'platform' is based on this totally outdated model.

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Maybe next he'll issue a position paper on horse-and-buggy traffic or giving women the vote. ;-)

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