We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Davy should have known that, per AI sec 8 of Constitution, the District of Columbia was under the total control of Congress, ...
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District
and that the relationship between citizens in Georgetown and Congress was more like the relationship between citizens in Philadelphia and the state government than the relationship between Pennsylvania and the federal government.
I'm guessing that had the state government voted disaster relief to citizens of Philly who were burned out of their homes would be unremarkable. So likewise with Congress, because the Constitution grants the power "in all cases".
but no, we conservatives need reassurance that we're Hard Nosed about Fiscal Policy, even if women and children are burned out of their homes during the winter.
Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz