Liberals are whining about the need for statehood for Washington DC. Its 700k citizens are 80% Democrat, assuring 2 more liberal Senators and 1 more liberal Representative. Why were folks allowed to reside in a Federal District? Why shouldn't this area be 100% government buildings, hotels, etc? MOST who live in the DC area live outside the small boundaries of the Federal District itself. It's like people who buy cheap land around an airport, build homes, then whine about the noise. They opt to reside there; live with it.