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

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Thread: Age limate

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    Age limate

    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?

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    Re: Age limate

    That misspelled title is killing me. Also where is the poll?
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    Re: Age limate

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    That misspelled title is killing me. Also where is the poll?
    As one gets older and matures you see less misspelling by those old geezers.

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    Re: Age limate

    This was a similar argument used in support of the court packing bill.
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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

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    Re: Age limate

    "Hold off ices?" Is this because they are so full of hot air from their time in congress that we can just park them outside and let them breathe heavy in the winter so DC never freezes?

    and yeah, I know it is just a misplaced press of the "space" key. but it changed the entire meaning of the sentence in my mind
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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?

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    Meh....it's not like they actually have to read the bills they pass, anyhow.
    How many days do these old guys "work" anyway.?
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    Re: Age limate

    This is certainly an argument for means testing.

    Imagine their salaries, their huge benefits, their lifetime retirements, their free postage, free airfare, fine wining and dining and you can see some sort of argument that they don't need those Social Security checks.

    I don't know that it would solve the SS problem, but it seems to me that multi-millionaires with fat paychecks do't need the monthly payoff, even if they paid in.

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    Re: Age limate

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    "Hold off ices?" Is this because they are so full of hot air from their time in congress that we can just park them outside and let them breathe heavy in the winter so DC never freezes?

    and yeah, I know it is just a misplaced press of the "space" key. but it changed the entire meaning of the sentence in my mind
    I actually like your translation of what the malfunctioning space bar produced! It could give some meaning to why they're there, and it would save on heating costs. That's a win-win, so what's not to like?

    Greetings, Marduc.

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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

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    What would the age limit be? Would it take advances in health care into consideration?
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