Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) destroyed the Democrat narrative for D.C. statehood on the House floor, arguing that it is unconstitutional and gives the incumbent President three free electoral votes as the law currently stands.
The current situation would add three free electoral votes PLUS more electoral votes for D.C. as a state. This would create an unfair advantage for Democrats in every election going forward since they are in power right now.
Washington D.C. does have representation. It has a delegate in the House members to fight for them. Of course, the left isn’t satisfied with this, and wants this to change because D.C. votes exclusively Democrat. Making it a state would virtually guarantee two new Democrat senators and at least two new House members, which means Democrats would have control of the Senate then.
But to work, D.C. would have to raise taxes as a state. Why? It is not self-sufficient. D.C. takes more money from the federal government than any other area in the nation.
That’s $73,000 per person. The next closest is Virginia at $16,000 per person.
Reschenthaler notes some of the only ways to offset this level of expense would be through charging tolls and raising taxes—both as huge levels to offset that level of funding.
The left doesn’t seem to mind the voting being unfair, of course. As long as the votes are to the advantage of Democrats, they are willing to be as unfair as necessary to make D.C. a state. Check out the facts and see why D.C. should not become the 51st star on the flag.