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mrblugil wrote: »
John Dingell congressman from Mich after 58 years of feeding at the public trough will step down an his wife wants to take his place,the stupidity of voters never cease's to amaze me
Mister-Jr wrote: »
His wife is 60. Plenty of those in Congress.
jlh49 wrote: »
Unfortunately, ranking seniority brings with it many perks for the represented party. Jesse Helms & Strom Thurmond are two that come to mind. Thurmond was so mentally & physically feeble at the end of his career, he could only sit & read what was written for him during Senate sessions.
No question, there needs to be change; however, it is doubtful it will occur.
Mister-Jr wrote: »
If you are suggesting a change in rules to limit the terms of those serving I have no problem, but if wife wants to run, let the voter decide.
SWFL_F1sh0n wrote: »
She'll probably win simply because of her last name. I am not aware of anyone but those in politics who disagree with term limits. Can't remember where I saw it, but the idea that folks server 2 terms in any position and when they leave they get no more benefits, pay, retirement (other than SS), etc. . . . of course it will never happen since like a Corporate Board, they vote their own compensation packages.
Parkerboy wrote: »
I have a bit different thought on the term limits. I believe no one in Congress should be allowed to serve more than 12 years. In this firgue the length of existing term would not need to be altered. For House members this would equate to 6 two year terms while Senators would be restricted to 2 six year terms. They would then be required to leave office for one term before running again and, prohibited from holding any government office or working as a lobbyist during the next term of their previous office.
More than corporate objection to term limits, although there would be some, the reason there will never be term limits is because these crooks, aka politicians, can always be counted on to vote in their own self interest.
CaptBobBryant wrote: »
You see I would give a person a maximum of 22 years in national public service...
No more than 8 years in congress (4 terms), 6 years in Senate (1 term) and 8 Years as president (2 Terms).
Or any combination of the above not to exceed 22 year in national office.
Repealing the 17th amendment might also help remove monetary influence on the Senate. Senators were a lot more beholding to the state when they were chosen by each state's legislature.
rickc wrote: »
Term limits would surely reduce the influence money has on politics. How much are you willing to invest in your bought and paid for representative if he is only going.to be there a few years.
less time for politicians to obligate themselves to lobbiest while feathering their nest
combine that with getting corporate money out of politics
and we might once again have a government of the people, for the people and by the people
bswiv wrote: »
Sense this so far has been a love fest should I make it divisive......or just enjoy it?
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