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    Should there be term limits on congress?

    The 22nd amendment of the constitution places a limit of two terms on the president. Should the same happen to congress.

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    Re: Should there be term limits on congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Masterhawk View Post
    The 22nd amendment of the constitution places a limit of two terms on the president. Should the same happen to congress.
    No. Who may be elected to represent a state (or district within a state) should be left to the several states to decide. If anything should be changed it should be the addition of a mandatory retirement age for any federal official including those on the SCOTUS.
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    Re: Should there be term limits on congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    No. Who may be elected to represent a state (or district within a state) should be left to the several states to decide. If anything should be changed it should be the addition of a mandatory retirement age for any federal official including those on the SCOTUS.
    What max age do you think it should be?
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    Re: Should there be term limits on congress?

    No.

    Worry about gerrymandering and campaign finance laws, not long tenures.
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    Re: Should there be term limits on congress?

    I think there should be and I would do it this way.

    A Senator currently serves a six year term before facing reelection.

    A Member of the House serves a two year term.

    I think a total of 24 years combined service should be allowed.

    A Representative should be limited to a total of six two-year terms (12 years), while a Senator can only serve two six-year terms (12 years).

    Thus a Congressman can be elected to serve six times as a Representative and two times as a Senator.

    If you can't get stuff done in 24 years, you are a waste of taxpayer time.

    That's it.
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    Re: Should there be term limits on congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptic Bob View Post
    What max age do you think it should be?
    80 sounds reasonable.
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    Re: Should there be term limits on congress?

    IMO there should be a two term limit for EVERY ELECTED OFFICE IN America @ every level; municipal, county, state, federal, everything

    there is no reason in Hell why political office needs to be a career

    holding political office is about PUBLIC SERVICE; it is NOT about your GD career .............

    after two terms GO GET A GD JOB somewhere else & STOP LIVING OFF THE GUBMINT DIME ...... ..............



    The United States Congress is actually the VERY ENTITY that WAS supposed to chart the better course for OUR nation; they have completely FAILED at this task for AT LEAST THE PAST 100 YEARS

    If any body requires term limits it is The United States Congress; TWO TERMS & YOUR A** = GONE .................. period ................
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    Re: Should there be term limits on congress?

    Should there be term limits on congress?
    this is what i'd prefer.

    congress gets :

    paid the median American salary

    the median vacation package

    covered by the health care bill that it passes

    the median retirement package.

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    Re: Should there be term limits on congress?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    80 sounds reasonable.
    In Canada it is 75, that seems to have served us well.
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    Re: Should there be term limits on congress?

    Congress doesn't need term limits. The American people need IQ tests.

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