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    Term limits for Congressmen and Senators

    The President and Vice President have one thing in common--their careers are comprised of law school and political office, and that's it. They have done nothing outside of feeding at the public trough.

    Would it not be better if politicians were limited in the amount of time they could indulge themselves thus? Say, give a Congressman three terms in Washington before mandating he step aside? Give a Senator two terms before mandating he step aside.

    Then politicians, at least once in their lives, would have to do something that involves contact with the real world, not just the faux world of lobbyists and campaign contributors.

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    Re: Term limits for Congressmen and Senators

    Yes, term limits are a good thing. I think when someone is in office for awhile most people start voting for them because of name recognition, not really for what they contriubute or how they vote.
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    Re: Term limits for Congressmen and Senators

    some of them should get life, or were you thinking something else???
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    Re: Term limits for Congressmen and Senators

    I think term limits for congressmen and senators is a great idea. It could be argued that the idea of reelection might get these people to straighten their act up if they want to get reelected.However how may times have these people done some dumb **** and basically got away with it?

    I think the only other way to keep these bums in check is to once or twice a year to vote on giving them a raise,taking away their pay or keeping it the same. There are a enough local and state elections going on that this can be done once or twice a year.
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    Re: Term limits for Congressmen and Senators

    Is it a good idea? Yes.

    Will it ever happen? No, because the bums are the very ones that would have to pass on it.


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    Re: Term limits for Congressmen and Senators

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Is it a good idea? Yes.

    Will it ever happen? No, because the bums are the very ones that would have to pass on it.
    Perhaps if the state legislatures were to get together and call a Constitutional Convention, the bums could be made irrelevant.

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    Re: Term limits for Congressmen and Senators

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Perhaps if the state legislatures were to get together and call a Constitutional Convention, the bums could be made irrelevant.
    They are politicians that aspire to get to the big show, so I would not recommend holding one's breath.

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    Re: Term limits for Congressmen and Senators

    I've always favored term limits for the Senators and Representatives. I would also favor a 1 time, 6 year term limit for the Presidency. That way the President doesn't have to worry about re-election. The way things are now, the next election cycle for the Presidency starts right after the mid term elections. I feel this is detrimental to the office of the Presidency, and a distraction.
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    Re: Term limits for Congressmen and Senators

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Perhaps if the state legislatures were to get together and call a Constitutional Convention, the bums could be made irrelevant.
    Riiiiight....like once a Constitutional convention is open, there's NO LIMIT on the things they can re-write.

    Say "good-bye, Second Amendment."

    Plus whatever other disasters they can think of to pull.

    No, the proper tool to limit Congressional terms is the state voters regaining control of there own legislatures and ending the despicable practice of gerrymandering. If the state voters are too ignorant to control their own local legislature, there's no point in worrying about the Congress.

    The one thing term limits have shown to be successful in doing in California is the unlimited supply of corrupt people willing to take orders from the same people who gave orders to their predecessors.

    Different turds, same old ****.

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    Re: Term limits for Congressmen and Senators

    Not so much term limits, but a complete reform package...this must be done....and this should have commenced many years ago....
    The two year term for Representatives is absurd; right now, I'd say 4 years for both and a two term limit.
    The lobbyists must be curtailed and controlled...
    We no longer can afford to have government for the few(lobbyists and the wealthy)
    There must be zero campaign contributions; let the governments and the citizens run and control this; keep the advertisers out of it.....
    This should first be done on the state level.....then we can find out which system works best.....
    Right now, there is far too much waste..
    Much, much more citizen knowledge and involvement is necessary.

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