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    Re: Would setting term limits and wages tied to average wage help motivate congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    No, it wouldn't do much at all. In Louisiana we term limit our state reps and they get around it by changing service, basically they will term out in the congress and then run for the senate, then when they term out there they find another elected position available. You would constantly have to pass new laws every time these reps found a loophole. The pay issue I would have thought was good until it was reported that these reps inside trade, money is already not a discouragement and their unique ability to do what we legally cannot in the market has immunized them from any monetary disincintives to make bad decisions.
    I'd make it impossible to hold any elected position whatsoever once you term out, until you have worked in the private sector for at least a decade. Politians are totally out of touch with the American public and what it means to work for a living.
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    Re: Would setting term limits and wages tied to average wage help motivate congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I'd make it impossible to hold any elected position whatsoever once you term out, until you have worked in the private sector for at least a decade. Politians are totally out of touch with the American public and what it means to work for a living.
    How about you let the voters decide instead of imposing your own personal ideas about what makes a good representative?
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    Re: Would setting term limits and wages tied to average wage help motivate congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    How about you let the voters decide instead of imposing your own personal ideas about what makes a good representative?
    Let's be honest, the voters are uneducated idiots. They vote for buzz words or who looks best on television. Sometimes they need to be protected from their own stupidity.
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    Re: Would setting term limits and wages tied to average wage help motivate congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    The information we as voters recieve is much more important to holding our representation accountable than forcing a service ceiling.
    Well, it's not the answer that anybody wants to hear... but I don't think the problem is the news media or the Congress. The problem is the people, and it's always been the people. Most people are just too stupid for democracy. Most people are too stupid to vote, and this last century was the first time in human history that most people were allowed to. Consequently, last century was when all the democratic governments started to go tits up.

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    Re: Would setting term limits and wages tied to average wage help motivate congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Let's be honest, the voters are uneducated idiots. They vote for buzz words or who looks best on television. Sometimes they need to be protected from their own stupidity.
    The only way to protect the voters from their own stupidity is to not let them vote. There's no difference between a 40 year old scumbag and a 70 year old scumbag.

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    Re: Would setting term limits and wages tied to average wage help motivate congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I'd make it impossible to hold any elected position whatsoever once you term out, until you have worked in the private sector for at least a decade. Politians are totally out of touch with the American public and what it means to work for a living.
    Which is the way it should be under a limit system. The big problem is the same guys who wrote the legislation know the loopholes and are more than happy to use them.
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    Re: Would setting term limits and wages tied to average wage help motivate congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Well, it's not the answer that anybody wants to hear... but I don't think the problem is the news media or the Congress. The problem is the people, and it's always been the people. Most people are just too stupid for democracy. Most people are too stupid to vote, and this last century was the first time in human history that most people were allowed to. Consequently, last century was when all the democratic governments started to go tits up.
    I think there is a majority of stupid voters, some don't want to learn the politics but simply vote themselves more goodies, some people are so wrapped up in trying to survive that they don't have the time to be informed, and some people don't care. Either way there are many unqualified voters.
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    Re: Would setting term limits and wages tied to average wage help motivate congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Term limits are just a cop out for the voters. There are term limits - they're called "elections." If you feel that strongly about the incumbent, vote for the other guy.
    Yet the Founders disagreed with you when it comes to Presidential Term Limits... why?




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    Re: Would setting term limits and wages tied to average wage help motivate congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    Let me suggest that 2/3 majority should also apply to tax cuts.......would that make you feel better? What this proposal would do is bring LONG OVER DUE certainty to everyone and dramatically reduce the power of congress and the corruption.
    No it would not. 34 should not be able to trump 66 anywhere but Wonderland at a Mad Hatter tea party.
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    Re: Would setting term limits and wages tied to average wage help motivate congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Yet the Founders disagreed with you when it comes to Presidential Term Limits... why?
    They didn't. George Washington chose to retire after two terms while the whole damn country was begging him to stay. The 22nd Amendment wasn't ratified until 1951.

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