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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I agree, but amending the Constitution today is virtually impossible, the nation has become completely ideologically deadlocked. I think the Supreme Court, for the most part, is completely and totally useless and the chances of fixing this, when the courts can just override the will of the people, are somewhere between slim and none.
    sadly, but true.
    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: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    They already are. 2 years for representatives and 6 years for senators. Now...I agree the 2 year term should change to 4...but other than that...

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    no need
    we have the right every two/six years to shake things up
    and we do elect those politicians we deserve
    Exactly!!! I have practiced voting for term limits for years when I vote. We don't need no stinking law. If the People truly want term limits they'll vote against the incumbent. It's not difficult.










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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I'm not sure inanimate objects have learned how to donate yet. There are living, breathing humans behind those contributions. Good afternoon pero...

    Howdy AP
    That is not exactly how I meant it. Citicorp for example donate 2 million to one of the candidates. It is money the board of directors and the financial planners or the chairman, CEO or whatever takes out of Citicorp bank accounts and donates it. Sure the CEo or board of directors are living individuals, but the donation is above and beyond what each individual can give if giving as individuals. This is not like a bunch of Citicorp employees got together and decided to donate. It is the company itself. This is what I mean by only individual's, not corporations or firms etc.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Even if we have term limits and throw the crooks out, there are more crooks standing behind them waiting to get in. We have to end the big money influence first, then talk about term limits, which if we could just elect worthwhile, honest candidates that are working to represent the American people instead of their own personal and political interests, we wouldn't need term limits.
    If we have term limits, we are expecting the job to be done for us... again. Hence, yes, the scenario you paint will most likely occur.

    If we start paying attention, and kick them out ourselves (and reward the ones who get a sudden flash of honor), what you fear will happen in the short-term, but would lessen over the course of a few elections as we weed out the unqualified replacements. But no, it wouldn't be instantaneous.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    I'd be willing to bet that if the re-election rate dropped from 90% to even just 50%, a lot of Congresspeople would sit up and take notice.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    If we have term limits, we are expecting the job to be done for us... again. Hence, yes, the scenario you paint will most likely occur.

    If we start paying attention, and kick them out ourselves (and reward the ones who get a sudden flash of honor), what you fear will happen in the short-term, but would lessen over the course of a few elections as we weed out the unqualified replacements. But no, it wouldn't be instantaneous.
    But it doesn't matter, the parties are the ones who put these people up for election, if you have a selection of 5 crooks, one of them is getting put in power unless you can somehow convince the entire nation to write in someone else.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Howdy AP
    That is not exactly how I meant it. Citicorp for example donate 2 million to one of the candidates. It is money the board of directors and the financial planners or the chairman, CEO or whatever takes out of Citicorp bank accounts and donates it. Sure the CEo or board of directors are living individuals, but the donation is above and beyond what each individual can give if giving as individuals. This is not like a bunch of Citicorp employees got together and decided to donate. It is the company itself. This is what I mean by only individual's, not corporations or firms etc.
    Corporations cannot give any more to a candidate than an individual that I'm aware. What they can do is give unlimited amounts to PACs and other supporting groups, or simply spend it in support, just like anyone else is able to do...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I'd be willing to bet that if the re-election rate dropped from 90% to even just 50%, a lot of Congresspeople would sit up and take notice.
    85-95% incumbent re-election rates in the USA this past century
    i remember when we would laugh at the election results in the USSR ... when in truth they were like our own
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Corporations cannot give any more to a candidate than an individual that I'm aware. What they can do is give unlimited amounts to PACs and other supporting groups, or simply spend it in support, just like anyone else is able to do...
    I am not sure, I was looking over the Wall Street donor list for 2008, I haven't seen one for 2012. Here are a few examples
    University of California gave 1,648,685 to Obama
    Goldman Sachs gave 1,013,019 to Obama and 240,295 to McCain
    Harvard University gave 864,654 to Obama
    Mcrosoft gave 852,167
    Google gave 814,540
    JP Morgan Chase gave 808,799 to Obama and 343,505 to McCain
    Citigroup gave 736,771 to Obama and 338, 202 to McCain.

    The thing is these were not individual donations, but donations from as you put it, an in-animate object.
    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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