January 16, 2013

IN HIS CASE, ACTUALLY, I THINK IT’S ASPIRATIONAL: Obama to Switch to ‘Taxation Without Representation’ Plates. “Though critics called the effort futile and symbolic, a campaign by the D.C. Council and local activists to get President Barack Obama to adopt the city’s standard license plates with the ‘Taxation Without Representation’ motto has succeeded. On the heels of a WhiteHouse.gov petition, a council resolution and a White House meeting Friday, all presidential vehicles will be fitted with the new plates this coming weekend, just in time for the start of Obama’s second term in office.”

Given that Washington is flourishing while the rest of America suffers, this isn’t likely to have much impact.