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    Do you support term limits for congress?

    If you stepped into the voting booth today with a federal proposition for putting term limits on Senators and Representatives, how would you vote?

    Personally I would like to see each chamber get 2 4 year terms like we currently have for POTUS.
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    Re: Do you support term limits for congress?

    Yes, for reasons I feel like I've stated a million times.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    A few reasons.

    One of them is specific to the legislature: a person's vote in Minnesota affects me here in Virginia, even though I do not get to vote for Minnesota's Congressional representation. Human nature is, people are going to want a powerful representative to make their state more powerful than the rest. The best way to do this is to keep voting people in office until they have a lot of seniority. Term limits would equalize the power in Congress.

    Then there's the fact that incumbents have a huge advantage in elections, both in fund raising and in name-recognition. This is also true because a party wants to keep its power, and is afraid that tough primary competition will weaken their chances of keeping their hold. Places represented by the majority party have significantly higher incumbency rates than other places.

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    Re: Do you support term limits for congress?

    I vote yes, but it would be a much longer term. These Senators tottering around is not a good idea.

    Please! Someone! Retire Robert Byrd!

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    Re: Do you support term limits for congress?

    Yes but especially the Senate which originally was selected by the State's legislature would then have a natural limit on the term of office which now doesn't. Politicians are like fish which if left out too long begin to smell.

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    Re: Do you support term limits for congress?

    I vote no. I do not like people telling me that I cannot vote fot the person I prefer for an office. Term limits limit choice.

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    Re: Do you support term limits for congress?

    You know what I was thinking when I watched the President's speech the other night? "Wow, many people in this room look like they could keel over dead any second". Seriously, it looked like a f***ing nursing home!

    Instead of grassroots movements for partisan issues, how about EVERYONE rally together in support of Term Limits, Ban on Lobbying, Ban on Gerrymandering and public campaign financing...

    Once people wake up and realize that the real battle isn't left vs. right, we can finally get our politicians in line and hold them accountable.

    The bitter partisan divide was created to keep the people occupied on watching Washington's right hand so we couldn't see what the left hand is doing.

    It's not left vs. right, folks. It's UP vs. DOWN.

    Part of the "UP" (Our elected and appointed officials) are routinely out of control; term limits are just a start. But it's a good one.
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    Re: Do you support term limits for congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I vote no. I do not like people telling me that I cannot vote fot the person I prefer for an office. Term limits limit choice.
    Quite the opposite my friend. Once an established candidate has accumulated so much wealth and power while in office, history and statistics have shown they become nearly impossible to beat; generally winning office with money from special interests, lobbyists and high-end donors to whom they serve, not you. Your choices are actually limited because no one can ever beat them in the primaries or generally election. Stats show that once a congressmen wins three times, he is more than likely in for life, unless he runs for senate, of course. Then the odds get a little harder, but not much.

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    Re: Do you support term limits for congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I vote no. I do not like people telling me that I cannot vote fot the person I prefer for an office. Term limits limit choice.
    You can argue incumbency itself limits choice.

    I prefer the idea of term limits for Congress, but I know that its impossible to ask for, since they would have to legislate it themselves. I would also favor 1 6 year term for presidency.

    Why put this country and a sitting president through a re-election bid? Let him/her do their job, without distraction of election cycles.
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    Re: Do you support term limits for congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I vote no. I do not like people telling me that I cannot vote fot the person I prefer for an office. Term limits limit choice.
    Does it limit choice more than gerrymandering does?
    "If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu

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    Re: Do you support term limits for congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Does it limit choice more than gerrymandering does?
    Great point! Yes! Outlaw that S*** too!

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