Starting this weekend, the White House will put standard Washington, D.C. “Taxation Without Representation” license plates on President Barack Obama’s limousine to make a political statement, The Washington Post’s Tim Craig reports.
The symbolic stunt comes following a D.C. Council resolution and an official White House petition from the city’s residents to change the license plates to mirror the desire of citizens to have a representative in Congress, as they are subject to taxation.
The White House “has seen first-hand how patently unfair” it is for Washington, D.C. residents to pay taxes without being represented by a member of Congress, Craig reported via his official Twitter account.
Business Insider’s Brett LoGiurato provides a picture of what the Obama limo plates will look like:
LoGiurato also notes that former President Bill Clinton “embraced the gesture during his term in office, but President George W. Bush removed them.”