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Thread: Congressional term limits

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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Hasn't worked too well in California where we already have this.
    What's the main problem?

    We have term limits in Virginia, but only for the Governor (one term). Our Congressman and Senators can serve a lifetime. And 99% of them do.
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Both concern me.
    Yes, but seeing as how now - at least in the perception of the public, which is really all that matters - we have more bad people than good, a policy that would get rid of bad people would be effective even if it also got rid of good people.

    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.
    Yes, and what they want, unfortunately, is power. Senior Congressmen and Senators have set it up so that seniority matters a lot in the legislative process, thus meaning that if voters want to vote out the incumbent, they have to vote to give themselves significantly less power than previously. Thus keeping bad incumbents in and good challengers out.

    There is a lot of other things that give incumbents an unfair advantage as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Hasn't worked too well in California where we already have this.
    Congratulations, you win the million dollar cash award for being the third person to bring this exact same point up.

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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Term limits are one of the most inane ideas ever. We don't need term limits - we have terms. If the voters keep electing these people, that's all that matters. That's democracy.

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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Term limits are one of the most inane ideas ever. We don't need term limits - we have terms. If the voters keep electing these people, that's all that matters. That's democracy.
    So do you think we should be voting the majority of politicians out of office every few years?
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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.
    Good point.

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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    So do you think we should be voting the majority of politicians out of office every few years?
    I think we should be trusting the voters to decide that.

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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Term limits are one of the most inane ideas ever. We don't need term limits - we have terms. If the voters keep electing these people, that's all that matters. That's democracy.
    Those cases where there is no opposition - then what? It's not as if the voters can vote for the other person when the incumbent is doing a ****ty job.

    Is it democracy to have an incumbent win by default because nobody has the funds to run against an old cronie with often times a huge bankroll and lots of special interest groups funding them?
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    I agree with Congressional term limits. I don't trust people enough to be confident that they would refuse a soft tyranny in their lives.
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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Those cases where there is no opposition - then what? It's not as if the voters can vote for the other person when the incumbent is doing a ****ty job.
    If the guy is doing a ****ty job, why is there no opposition?

    Is it democracy to have an incumbent win by default because nobody has the funds to run against an old cronie with often times a huge bankroll and lots of special interest groups funding them?
    If the guy is doing a ****ty job and the voters are just itching to get rid of him, it shouldn't take much money to get the job done. If the voters just vote for whoever they see on TV the most, that's their right.

    There is no argument for term limits that doesn't come down to "the voters are too stupid."

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    Re: Congressional term limits

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    I think we should be trusting the voters to decide that.
    Agreed, but with the gerrymandering that occurs, coupled with the money and power an incumbent inherits once they're in office... well it's tough to vote someone out.

    EDIT. Obviously gerrymandering doesn't apply to Senators. They either win the state or they don't.
    Last edited by Winnb; 01-28-10 at 07:47 PM.
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