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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    They incentivize somewhat incoherent political choices (due to somewhat quick turnover), but I'm not sure I agree that it incentivizes corruption to an equal or greater extent than without.
    Office holders who know they must leave in x years are vulnerable to hints (or outright offers) of future lucrative employment or consulting consideration.
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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Agreed. I think Christie's chances took a nose dive when he overplayed his act in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, going out of his way to appear centrist.
    Actually I think bridgegate is what is doing him in. That the possibility of a couple of more scandals lurking in the wings.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Term limits incentivize corruption.
    The opposite is true. Without term limits, you have entrenched power. Once a senator or congressman has served a few terms, they build up a financial war chest and group of donors that is hard to break. Newcomers stand little to no chance in most cases. Entrenched power incentivizes corruption.

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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Actually I think bridgegate is what is doing him in. That the possibility of a couple of more scandals lurking in the wings.
    I think bridgegate was just the last straw.

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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    The opposite is true. Without term limits, you have entrenched power. Once a senator or congressman has served a few terms, they build up a financial war chest and group of donors that is hard to break. Newcomers stand little to no chance in most cases. Entrenched power incentivizes corruption.
    I must disagree. An incumbent in a safe seat has less incentive to put himself/herself up for sale.
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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I must disagree. An incumbent in a safe seat has less incentive to put himself/herself up for sale.
    We will have to disagree on that one. It is the long time incumbents are are committing the corruption. Just look at Charles Rangel and Nancy Pelosi.

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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    We will have to disagree on that one. It is the long time incumbents are are committing the corruption. Just look at Charles Rangel and Nancy Pelosi.
    And the first termer from Staten Island is off to prison. To say that term limits incentivize corruption is not to say that lack of limits eliminates corruption.
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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    And the first termer from Staten Island is off to prison. To say that term limits incentivize corruption is not to say that lack of limits eliminates corruption.
    Good! Now when are Rangel, Pelosi, and others going to prison as well? Why is McCain still a Senator? Remember the Keating Five? Why did not Barney Frank go to prison when his house was used as a male prostitution bordello?

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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Good! Now when are Rangel, Pelosi, and others going to prison as well? Why is McCain still a Senator? Remember the Keating Five? Why did not Barney Frank go to prison when his house was used as a male prostitution bordello?
    McCain was not guilty of anything.
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    Re: With eye on 2016, Jeb Bush resigns from all boards

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    I think bridgegate was just the last straw.
    Perhaps among Republicans, but independents like the idea of across the aisle cooperation. It is among independents that Christie has dropped the most.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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