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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Do you feel the same way about presidents? Should they have unlimited time in office if elected?
    Yes i feel the same way for Presidents as well.


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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    If Progressives were serious about getting big business out of politics this would be a step in the right direction

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Plain and simple, we need term limits. As an example, every 2-4 years in Cincinnati, they redraw the district lines based on where republican voters live to ensure the same guy wins. He was an awful congressman and there was no way to get him voted out, since he had more republican voters in the district.

    I didn't have an issue with him being a republican, I had an issue with him being a poor congressman. If there were term limits, he would have been out a long time ago and maybe someone better would have taken his place. Or someone worse. At least get the stagnant old farts out of congress and allow the chance for change. Seriously, if you look like you need to wear depends, what business do you have being in congress?
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Wrong. The power to replace them lies with the majority.
    True and that is why it is called Representative Government. You as a single has a say, but it is the majority that decides who stays or doesn't.
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    California has term limits for the state legislators. The results have been mixed. The downside is that legislators are termed out when they have the knowledge and seniority to be most effective. The positive side is that individuals can't build up as much of a power-base that gives them a disproportionate amount of power. Another outcome is a game of musical chairs where the politicians move from job to job every eight years.

    I would rather see other reforms of congress first before trying term limits, such as eliminating official recognition of the parties, ending seniority, eliminating filibusters, limiting the power of committee chairs to kill legislation and others. If that can't be done, or is found to be ineffective, then a limit of four four-year terms would be worth trying.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Do you not a federal office that determines districts by population?
    What did you mean to say?
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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Why?

    Has term limits improved the POTUS?

    Nope.

    Just one loser after another.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    What did you mean to say?
    Is there no federal office to decide districts.
    Last edited by Carjosse; 03-15-13 at 10:38 PM.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by fredmertzz View Post
    The only disadvantage that I could see is that the politicians who really are great wouldn't be able to stay there. But we would supposedly continue to elect more really great politicians.

    The benefits are numerous. What are your thoughts?


    And my plug: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...gress/bm01vV2m sign the petition if you agree. Let's get Obama to submit an amendment. Or if he won't, let him explain why not. It's time to take the lobbyists out of Washington.

    If this petition gets 150 signatures, it will go public. It needs 100,000 by 4/14/13. I'm an introvert. I don't know 150 people and I don't have facebook. If you believe in this cause, please sign it and share it.

    If you don't believe in it, why not? Am I missing something?
    I'm totally for term limits. I think the longer a politician stays in the office, the more corrupt he/she becomes. A politician actually said that. Don't remember who.

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    Re: Should Term Limits be implemented for Congress?

    Our elected officials were not meant to have careers spanning three and four decades. Incumbents have a distinct and unfair advantage in getting re-elected. If you want to get rid of corruption and abuse of power - you should be for term limits on all elected offices. If you want the same old crap that we have now - if you want to keep the status quo and have no issue with the fools we have destroying our country while filling their pockets with cash and exempting themselves from the laws they make, you are against term limits.
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