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372 days ago.
by R1KRA8
Kendall78
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Term Limits: Good, bad or just plain ugly

Seems like whenever everyday people finally pay attention to Congress, the tirade of, "We need term limits" gets thrown out. But what do you think of the idea?

 
 

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cornelius516

Politics should not be a career. It should be a service (with a modest salary) and then they find a job in the real world. Instead, politicians get paid exorbitant salaries, pension plans that the average American does not get, and better health plans than anyone else. Because of that, the goal is to get re-elected by their constituents and they will do whatever it takes to get that done. If our representatives didn't make a career out of politics, then maybe they would truly try to better our country based on their individual beliefs instead of following the party in order to secure votes in the next election. That is why I would favor term limits. Of course, a better alternative is to take away the high pay and the perks but since they vote themselves these things, that will never happen.

Posted 375 days ago.

atlas2025

Term Limits are a knee jerk reaction in my opinion. Its also my opinion that it won't work. Corruption will just find a way to work in those limited time frames.

I think tying approval ratings to congressional pay and having a threshold of some kind that once the approval rating hits a certain low point new elections are triggered.

Heck maybe we should find them for poor performance.

Just a thought.

The absolute best thing to do is to fix the apathy and ignorance within the populace so that the bums don't ever get into office to begin with.

Posted 376 days ago.

Kendall78

For me...I think it's a bad idea. It's rewarding the laziness of the non-voting public by giving them another excuse not to worry about voting.

"Who cares about the bum in Congress..another few years and he'll be out. So why do I have to vote?"

These would be the same people that probablt rail against a "nanny state" but wouldn't term limits be just that? The govt. setting up another form of protection for the people to save them from themselves.

Posted 376 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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