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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Ummm... Vader, I don't think that this is a partisan issue. If you look at this thread, you have folks from both sides of the political spectrum on each side of the issue.
    Even so Cap. Term limits are a barrier to corruption. There has to be a failsafe to prevent the kind of corruption that would occur otherwise.

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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Certainly. I just want a computer to draw lines, keeping general populations equivalent, without any regard for the political bent of the particular area. District lines need to be re-drawn at least once a decade to keep political hacks from getting too comfortable. That way, they actually have to represent their districts instead of representing their personal political interests.
    Excellent idea, although I would think this should be done at the state level, not federal.
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Hasn't worked well in California. One incompetent boob in Sacramento is replaced by another from the Incompetent Boob Politician Factory, and for some strange reason the state STILL can't figure out that it's budget problems all reside on the spending side of the ledger.

    Why assume anything would be different in Washington?

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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    You couldn't be more wrong.

    30+ year dynasties of "ruling class" incumbents who ensure that no one else can afford to campaign against them limits the choice of voters.

    What did you think when they wheeled Sen. Byrd into the S.O.T.U speech tonight, drooling all over himself? Is that what W.V. deserves? No, it's their only choice b/c the Byrd campaign gets all the money.
    Funny, are you saying the people of West Virginia are so stupid they can't discover there's at least two names on the ballot in front of them? Well, if that's the case, they deserve what they get, a Klansman in their Senate seat.

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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Hasn't worked well in California. One incompetent boob in Sacramento is replaced by another from the Incompetent Boob Politician Factory, and for some strange reason the state STILL can't figure out that it's budget problems all reside on the spending side of the ledger.

    Why assume anything would be different in Washington?
    It probably won't be. Unless somehow, the majority of the popliticians lost their next election...and maybe not even then.
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Even so Cap. Term limits are a barrier to corruption. There has to be a failsafe to prevent the kind of corruption that would occur otherwise.
    Works both ways, though, Vader. You get someone good (for once) and you can't keep them. Let the voters handle it.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Works both ways, though, Vader. You get someone good (for once) and you can't keep them. Let the voters handle it.
    Hmm...

    Perhaps limits on the ways in which incumbent politicians can tilt the balance in their favor would be in order, then?
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Works both ways, though, Vader. You get someone good (for once) and you can't keep them.
    I'm more concerned with getting bad people out than with getting good people in.

    Let the voters handle it.
    But the voters of different states affect me, even though I can't vote for their candidates.

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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I'm more concerned with getting bad people out than with getting good people in.
    Both concern me.

    But the voters of different states affect me, even though I can't vote for their candidates.
    Well, that's democracy. Just because you don't like a candidate, doesn't mean others agree. They may think he represents exactly what they want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Hasn't worked too well in California where we already have this.
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