Just what is it that you think term limits will accomplish?

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    i have asked this question numerous times on Facebook but I'm not sure if I ever asked this here before.

    For one thing, we already have term limits, they are called elections. If I like my congressman, and I like what he has done for my district, what right do you have to tell me I have to give him up?

    If he in doing a shitty job, he'll get voted out. My representative is not there to serve the nation, he's there to represent my interests.

    FYI, my congressman is Alan (crazier than Bernie Sanders) Grayson, but that doesn't change my opinion.

    What do you think term limits will accomplish?
     
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    Hopefully they will stop me from getting sick
     
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    Lol, "germ" limits.
     
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    Is that something you can fix Mr. Moderator?
     
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    I was wondering what a germ limit was...lol

    we need term limits so life long people like old turtleneck McConnel does not hy-jack the party like he has. I don't think any of them care about anything but paying off their friends and giving themselves life long insurance and pay.
     
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    Term limits aren't going any further than his wall, watch.
     
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    But the peopke on his district like him. I do t understand it but they do. Why would you want to take their representation away? Only caring about getting rid of a politician you don't like isn't a valid reason for the bill. I don't like him either it his constituents do and they should be able to keep him. Apparently he represents them.
     
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    You have a point that your congressman represent your interests. But why do all taxpayers have to pay your representatives?

    If the people in your state were paying the salaries of your representatives and senators rather than everyone else in the country then term limits wouldn't be a federal issue but rather a state issue
     
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    In principle I agree with you that elections should be term limits. The reality, though, is that Congresspeople often get elected almost by default (or actually by default, when they run unopposed). Congress has, what, a 10% approval rating? That is not indicative of people continuing to elect these representatives because they like them.

    We have term limits on our presidents. We can have it for Congress. Perhaps it will help blunt the corruption and cronyism in government.
     
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    There will be a lot more ex gov employees, (congressmen) who get a pension and free health care. I agree, if you like their job vote for them again. They already have term limits. I do believe the Supreme Court should have term limits of say 12 years.
     

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