All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives

from Constitutional Convention (Ft. James Madison & Thomas Jefferson) – The U.S. Constitution (Article 1) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Taxation without representation was a major complaint of revolutionaries, so they made sure that the only directly democratically elected officials in the government(originally only the House of Representatives) could levy taxes upon the people.

Unless you live in Washington, DC, which has no voting representation in Congress.

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