View Poll Results: Should there be a maximum age limit for congressmen

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  • no, what would be the point

    10 52.63%
  • maybe, it might be useful to have one

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Thread: Age limate

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    Re: Age limate

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I edit probably 50% of my messages for typos and spelling.
    That's pretty good.
    I edit 100% of my posts (really!!).
    Makes my posts seem cogent and well-thought out.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: Age limate

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    We can vote old people out of Congress in theory when they become old derelicts - like Harry Reid. .
    Harry Reid will be in the Senate FOREVER.
    Think of him as a zombie.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: Age limate

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    ok so anyone else realize that half of the congress looks so old that they could kneel over and die any second? well i have, and it got me thinking, mabey there should be say a maximum age limit that a person can be in congress, a lot like the minimum limit. They could still be president maybe and like hold off ices in the administration, but some of them are just carrying on old ideas that aren't working with the changing world

    Thoughts?
    Cheeses griste.
    'Kneel over and die'? You know, right, that we can't see you so your words represent you in this forum?
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    Re: Age limate

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    That's pretty good.
    I edit 100% of my posts (really!!).
    Makes my posts seem cogent and well-thought out.
    I edit every post. I only post about 30% of what I write and still manage to come off unconvincing and unthoughtful.
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    Re: Age limate

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I edit every post. I only post about 30% of what I write and still manage to come off unconvincing and unthoughtful.
    I feel your pain.
    I'm the only person who thinks I'm thoughtful.........stupid idiots.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: Age limate

    I have found, especially as I have myself aged, that my elders while often times feeble; have much wisdom to share. I didn't see it when I was young, I do now. If the voters find it appropriate to have an elderly representative I'm good with it.
    "It is only when men contemplate the greatness of God that they can come to realize their own inadequacy." Jean Calvin

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    Re: Age limate

    When I was 14 I thought my dad was the most stupid man on earth.

    By the time I turned 34 I was amazed at what the old man had learned.

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    Re: Age limate

    Limate is not a word, there's no way spellcheck did that.

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    Re: Age limate

    I favor term limits. Well, i favor dismantling the senate altogether but anyway. What's the sense in the president being so restrained when crusty john mccain gets to hold the nation captive for half a century, while representing some desert state?

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    Re: Age limate

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    ok so anyone else realize that half of the congress looks so old that they could kneel over and die any second? well i have, and it got me thinking, mabey there should be say a maximum age limit that a person can be in congress, a lot like the minimum limit. They could still be president maybe and like hold off ices in the administration, but some of them are just carrying on old ideas that aren't working with the changing world

    Thoughts?
    I'd rather they have a term limit, and drastic reduction in salary and benefits.
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