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Obama’s New “Taxation Without Representation” License Plates

Today’s Google doodle.

OBAMA’S PRESIDENTIAL motorcade consists of “three identical cars” with “three identical license plates,” which were unveiled this past Saturday.

From the official pool report over the weekend, with the pooler explaining, with help from other journalists in the White House pool.

CLARIFICATION on motorcade license plates:

There are THREE vans in the motorcade with Taxation without Representation plates. All three have license plate number 800 002, which i don’t quite understand, but that’s what it is. The rest are old plates, from Virginia, Maryland, and U.S. government.

From Jay Carney via Politico:

“President Obama now has lived in the District for four years and has seen firsthand how patently unfair it is for working families in D.C. to work hard, raise children, and pay taxes without having a vote in Congress,” Carney said. “Attaching these plates to the presidential vehicles demonstrates the president’s commitment to the principle of full representation for the people of the District of Columbia and his willingness to fight for voting rights, home rule, and budget autonomy for the District.”

President Bill Clinton added the plates at the very end of his second term, but President George W. Bush had them removed when he took office.

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One Response to Obama’s New “Taxation Without Representation” License Plates

  1. Cujo359 January 21, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    Yes, let the residents of DC experience the same joy of discovery the rest of us do – the warm feeling we get when we figure out that our representatives aren’t doing what we sent them to the capital to do. It’s a rite of passage, like figuring out that there’s no Santa Claus.

    How can we deny them that?

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