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    Re: Term limits on the House and the Senate?

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    That doesn't offset getting someone bad, that can't be gotten rid of. Charlie Rangel comes to mind.
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    Re: Term limits on the House and the Senate?

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    Should there be terms limits on the House and and the Senate?

    I Believe there should be terms limits on congress so we could get some new blood in there instead of having members in that have been in there for 30 years. This could limit career politicians on both sides that don't care about America. 4 Terms for the House and two terms on the Senate.
    There shouldn't be term limits. If a politician is good at representing his constituents, especially when it comes to legislative authority rather than executive authority, I think they should be allowed to serve multiple terms. After all, it can take quite some time to develop expertise on issues and how they relate to government policies.

    However, I do believe in age limits, and that we should keep out those who have gotten so old that they are out of touch with the latest developments and technology and social understading.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Term limits on the House and the Senate?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    I also like the Ideas of putting Limit on the House but while removing the 17th Amendment and have the State Legislator select who represent there state in the Senate.
    Revoking the 17th would be just as bad, if not worse - instead of having the same incumbent voted in time after time, nobody would get appointed because of state partisan politics.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Term limits on the House and the Senate?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If term limits are good enough for the President of the United States, they're good enough for Congress. Encumbants enjoy waaaay too much advantage at the polls...on the campaign trail...in debates...in money-raising...on every front.
    I think tradition and history probably have something to do with presidential term limits. Representatives face a term limit every two years. I may not like Nancy Pelosi...but apparently the people in her district do. That should be the only standard. Just my 2 cents.

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    Re: Term limits on the House and the Senate?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That doesn't offset getting someone bad, that can't be gotten rid of. Charlie Rangel comes to mind.
    Charlie Rangel is reelected because he fairly represents his district, to their great shame.

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    Re: Term limits on the House and the Senate?

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    I always look at jobs in Congress and the Senate as JOBS. You don't "fire" someone because they've been there long enough.
    It's called 'forced retirement'.

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    Re: Term limits on the House and the Senate?

    I believe both the House and the Senate should have term limits... 2 terms for the senate, 5 terms for the house. I understand the rationale of those who say "let the people decide." The thing is that the longer a congressman or senator is in congress, the more powerful they become. The more powerful they become, the more influence they wield to get perks and entitlements to their home states, so naturally they are going to be re-elected until they die. The states of the most powerful congressmen and senators get perks, but the other states get the shaft... certainly the welfare of the nation as a whole is secondary to re-election and maintaining power.

    The president of the United States has term limits. Voters don't get to keep the same president just because they like the job he's doing, and there is a reason for that. The founding fathers wanted to limit presidential power, thereby limiting potential for corruption and long-term influence. Those are the same reasons we should limit congressional and senate terms.

    Nearly all state governors have term limits, again for the same reason that the president has term limits. It's time to declare that congress and the senate are no longer lifetime careers. Maybe we'd get some fresh, uncorrupted folks in our government if we cleaned the place out every decade (staggered ousters, of course). God knows congress couldn't be any more ineffectual and corrupt than it is right now.

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    Re: Term limits on the House and the Senate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    It's called 'forced retirement'.
    I don't agree with that, either. You "fire" someone because they are not doing the job.
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    Re: Term limits on the House and the Senate?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I believe both the House and the Senate should have term limits... 2 terms for the senate, 5 terms for the house. I understand the rationale of those who say "let the people decide." The thing is that the longer a congressman or senator is in congress, the more powerful they become. The more powerful they become, the more influence they wield to get perks and entitlements to their home states, so naturally they are going to be re-elected until they die. The states of the most powerful congressmen and senators get perks, but the other states get the shaft... certainly the welfare of the nation as a whole is secondary to re-election and maintaining power.

    The president of the United States has term limits. Voters don't get to keep the same president just because they like the job he's doing, and there is a reason for that. The founding fathers wanted to limit presidential power, thereby limiting potential for corruption and long-term influence. Those are the same reasons we should limit congressional and senate terms.

    Nearly all state governors have term limits, again for the same reason that the president has term limits. It's time to declare that congress and the senate are no longer lifetime careers. Maybe we'd get some fresh, uncorrupted folks in our government if we cleaned the place out every decade (staggered ousters, of course). God knows congress couldn't be any more ineffectual and corrupt than it is right now.
    The founding fathers had nothing to do with term limits of the President. That was put in place in 1947.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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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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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Term limits on the House and the Senate?

    I don't think we should have term limits. Setting limits would change how committees work. I also feel for some politicians the more time spent in congress means the more experienced the are, and thus the better the congressman/senator. If people like the person that represents them, then why limit how many times they can run if the populace likes that person?
    Last edited by digsbe; 01-27-11 at 01:31 AM.
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