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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Yep. I'm tired of the same ole fogies in there election after election after election.


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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I think we do need term limits.

    The overwhelming majority of Americans are dissatisfied with every single person in Washington, yet "we" continue to re-elect the same dim-bulb nitwits decade after decade after decade.

    There's no need for career politicians and every reason to prevent just such a thing from happening.

    I'm all for term limits.
    Most people say they like their representative, they just don't like the others. Me included. I think my senators are excellent and so is my representative. The guys that ran against them? No so much.

    Forcibly turning out them out of their seats would be a detriment. A great many of them bring skill and talent to the position. Experience only burnishes that. Do I think that of all of them, no. There are definitely shysters and exploiters in the congress. It's up to their constituents to boot them.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Most people say they like their representative, they just don't like the others. Me included. I think my senators are excellent and so is my representative. The guys that ran against them? No so much.
    I'm the opposite, I can't stand either my senators or representative, they're party hacks who have worked to control the districts so they're virtually untouchable.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Agreed, I very much like Ron Wyden our senator. He's served many terms (since 96 in the Senate and since 80 in the House) and shows no sign yet of turning into one of the corrupt ones.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Yep. I'm tired of the same ole fogies in there election after election after election.
    Me too. I want some new ole fogies in there. And maybe a Filipino, but an old one. Can't have too much excitement all at once.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Me too. I want some new ole fogies in there. And maybe a Filipino, but an old one. Can't have too much excitement all at once.
    I'd prefer Americans only be serving in our congress.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I'd prefer Americans only be serving in our congress.
    I was thinking of the hyphenated variety. Diversity is its own backbone.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Most people say they like their representative, they just don't like the others. Me included. I think my senators are excellent and so is my representative. The guys that ran against them? No so much.

    Forcibly turning out them out of their seats would be a detriment. A great many of them bring skill and talent to the position. Experience only burnishes that. Do I think that of all of them, no. There are definitely shysters and exploiters in the congress. It's up to their constituents to boot them.
    Good afternoon, Gina.

    But their constituents evidently feel the same way about their shysters and exploiters...that's the problem!

    I am restraining myself, with great effort, NOT to name names!

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    no. outlaw gerrymandering nationwide instead. plug the census data into a computer, and let the software draw the districts. if we did this, districts would only change to reflect census data.
    Like Iowa does.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Bubba, part of the problem is that Senators or reps from other states, that I do not get to vote for or against, can stay in office for decades and accumulate seniority power, giving them a disproportionate amount of power over things that directly affect me and my life, and I can't do anything about them.

    Term limits would mitigate that to some degree.
    The problem with term limits is that every new representive or senator would spend most of his time trying to figure out how politics on the hill works.

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