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    75% Prefer Term Limits - Do you?

    Throw the bums out: 75 percent back Congress term limits | The Ticket - Yahoo! News

    a new Gallup poll finds that 75 percent of Americans support imposing term limits on lawmakers in D.C.

    Do you support defined term limits?

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    Re: 75% Prefer Term Limits - Do you?

    No. This tends to be one of those "look at me! I'm so populist! I hate politician!" things I deplore. I tend to oppose term limits simply because of the caliber of their supporters.
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    Re: 75% Prefer Term Limits - Do you?

    Yup.


    3 House, 2 Senate, 2 Pres, and a 24 yr lifetime total limit for any and all elective offices higher than "mayor".

    I'd also like to see a required 4 year waiting period between "having held one office" and "running for a new one".

    Our professional politicial class has proven itself a dismal failure.

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    Re: 75% Prefer Term Limits - Do you?

    Absolutely not. I prefer to not have my choices to represent me arbitrarily limited.
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    Re: 75% Prefer Term Limits - Do you?

    Nope. Might be an unpopular stance, but I feel it serves only to absolve voters of their responsibility and seemingly their preference as well:

    2012 reelection rate: 90 percent - POLITICO.com

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    Re: 75% Prefer Term Limits - Do you?

    No. I don't think term limits will fix the problems we have with congress. It limits the choices of the people, and ensures the final term of the politician will be one where they are not beholden to their constituents. And even if term limits prevented the people from electing the same specific failed politicians over and over, it wouldn't prevent them from electing people just like them, which is what I feel they would inevitably end up doing.
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    Re: 75% Prefer Term Limits - Do you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    They have limitted terms now; 2 years in the House and 6 years in the Senate. If term limits means a maximum number of terms then no. To assert that any party cannot run the best candidate, incumbent or not is insane. I concur that seniority should not be used to assign congressional committee or leadership roles, yet oppose having any such limits on total time in office. Some in congress are indeed loons and their constituents surely deserve better, yet those voters must remain free to choose their leaders. Perhaps it is odd that they do not simply enforce this via their own political parties, if that is really what they desire. It would be quite easy for the demorat or republicant party to do this, simply deny second or third term DNC/RNC funding to any incumbent. Do we realty want representation by those that have nothing to loose by "doing their own thing"?
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    Re: 75% Prefer Term Limits - Do you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    It would be quite easy for the demorat or republicant party to do this, simply deny second or third term DNC/RNC funding to any incumbent.
    Now I could get behind this, if it were voluntary on the part of the Parties. If they could come to a gentleman's agreement on the subject - fat chance - and create a binding compact between them to deny funding to any Congressional candidate after their first term, giving them a chance to sink or swim on their own... that could make things interesting.
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    Re: 75% Prefer Term Limits - Do you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Yup.


    3 House, 2 Senate, 2 Pres, and a 24 yr lifetime total limit for any and all elective offices higher than "mayor".

    I'd also like to see a required 4 year waiting period between "having held one office" and "running for a new one".

    Our professional politicial class has proven itself a dismal failure.
    I do not agree with you (in part because your formula allows Senators to serve twice as long as Congressmen) but Virginia seems to have done well enough not allowing any person to serve two successive terms as governor which really keeps the Senate seats mixed up pretty well, so I might would be willing to consider a mandatory gap of some sort--I am just not sure where it would be best placed.

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    Re: 75% Prefer Term Limits - Do you?

    "...75 percent of Americans support imposing term limits on lawmakers in D.C."
    Confirms my theory that at least 75% of the general population are idiots.
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