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7.8.05

DC Statehood Again

In the discussion of voting rights for Washington DC that I linked to in the previous post, Brett Bellmore responds to the point that not everyone in DC works for the government by saying that the rest of them are on welfare, and thus have the same vested interests. As it happens, I can live with disenfranchising anyone who's on welfare. Since the 1996 "reform," there's hardly anyone left on anything that fits the classical image of give-money-to-poor-people welfare. Today's welfare queens are: 1) Midwestern agribusiness, 2) defense contractors (mostly located in the South), and 3) CEOs and other corporate higher-ups in general. Hmmm, I wonder which party most of those folks vote for ...

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