Hong Kong On The Potomac

Yglesias wants DC statehood. Massie counter-proposes:

[W]hat about a grand bargain? In return for not having a vote in Congress, how about abolishing the federal income tax for DC residents? I suspect there are many who'd be all in favour of that. And of course such a move would do more to repopulate the city - complete with the kind of urban density Matt's in favour of - and regenerate its schools and so on than just about anything else...

Of course, I'm with Massie. We could become Hong Kong on the Potomac.