Letter: No Reason to Make a State of Washington DC | Letters to the editor

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There’s no good reason to make the District of Columbia a state in our union.

The problem of those who live in this area not being represented in Congress was historically half resolved many years ago when the area south of the Potomac River was returned to the state of Virginia.

This area is represented by the current county of Fairfax.

My wife, Shirley, and I were homeowners in this district while we worked for the US Army and other DC intelligence agencies in the 1990s and 2000s.

Fairfax County has the second largest school district in the US and the highest per capita income of any county except Maryland next to DC

Maryland would benefit tremendously if it could get DC’s northern residential areas back.

This obstacle may be because our congressmen’s second homes are in this area and they don’t want to pay much higher property taxes when they move to Maryland.

Huge sums of money are currently being given to DC by Congress. There are many other NGOs who may have to pay their fair share of taxes if they are evicted from this tax haven.

The White House and other federal buildings would stay together in a Washington federal district.



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