Obama gets new 'taxation without representation' license plates in support of DC residents

Last Updated: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 06:20 hrs

US President Barack Obama has got new license plates for his official black SUV, with the motto 'taxation without representation' on them, as a form of support for the efforts of the citizens of the District of Columbia (DC) to get greater recognition from the federal government.

White House press secretary Jay Carney said that attaching these plates to the presidential vehicles shows the president's commitment and willingness to fully represent the people of DC and fight for voting rights, home rule, and budget autonomy for the District, reports Politico.

Carney added that Obama, being a former resident of the District, has first-hand knowledge of the hardships faced by the working families of DC, and therefore has undertaken this step.

A new license plate design often means a new plate number, but not so for the president, who keeps "800 002" on his car, whether an SUV or a sedan.

Former President Bill Clinton also made the symbolic gesture by putting the tags on his limousine. (ANI)

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