City Paper is not for tourists
In The Mail for Sept. 26, Marilyn
Larson writes, “As a tax-paying American citizen, I am entitled to two senators and one representativejust like every other American citizen.” Wrongas I believe residents of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and any U.S. territory can tell you. I agree, D.C. residents should have more clout in Congress, and one representative with full powers would be a good start. But two senators? Some time after hell freezes over.
As far as the suburbs “sucking the city dry,” the sucking sound came (is coming) from the middle-class stampede from the city, as D.C.’s residents continually elect officials for whom the term “incompetent” would be considered praise.
I’m a “sucking suburb” resident, and agree the D.C. bashing by some members of Congress is way out of line. However, District residents might be better served by working for a D.C. government close to the competent level, instead of continuing to tilt at windmills.