Taxation Without Representation. It's a message you'll see on thousands of license plates across D.C. But it is missing from the vehicle of the District's most powerful resident: President Barack Obama.
There is a movement locally to ask the President to place the phrase back on the presidential limousine before the inauguration. Councilmember Mary Cheh will present a resolution to the full council on Tuesday that will then be sent to the White House.
She hopes if the taxation message is placed on Obama's vehicle, millions will see it, and it could spark conversations across the county about the lack of representation for District residents in Congress.
Cheh's resolution asks Obama to simply return to the policy held by former President Bill Clinton. Clinton was the first to place the taxation phrase on his limousine. It was removed when President George W. Bush took office.
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