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

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    Are you like 90 years young?
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    We definitely are going in circles and I thank you for the civil and rational discussion.
     
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    You really think that term limits will stop lavish pension plans?

    I doubt seriously that that was the reason term limits were imposed on the POTUS.

    It's good for the president because it limits his power, the power (representation) of the people should not be limited the same way.

    Power does corrupt and it can and does corrupt quickly. Certainly it can within the 12 years that is the proposed limit.

    The vote is the only term limit congress needs, just because we don't like the peopke elected by someone else doesn't mean they should lose their representative.

    It takes experience to work for the people of your district effectively, replacing them regularly requires new people to spend time learning the ropes. The cost of term limits is much too high for the imagined and hoped for, gains.
     
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    Republicans are not the only ones asking for term limits.
     
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    Because the POTUS is one man who has an equal power to all of congress. An individual congressman has no where near the power of the POTUS. He needs that check on his power.
     
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    Likewise.
     
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    We already have term limits!

    Presidents may serve no more than two four year terms.

    Senators serve for six years. Representatives serve for two. When their terms are up, it's up to the voters to decide their fate! That's the way it's supposed to be.
     
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    Please....Please!

    Someone pass a law to stop me from voting for this guy!
    I can't help myself
     
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    I can think of a couple of reasons. First, congressmen represent their state and the people of that state. The president does not. He is essential an employee hired to manage the government. For the federal government to tell the states who they can elect to represent them seems a little more than just heavy handed.

    Secondly, we expect our congressmen to represent us, not lobbyist, legislative staff, and bureaucrats. The less time they spend in congress, the less they will know and the more they will rely on these people. Committees that serve as watchdogs over the administration would be staffed with less experienced and knowledgeable members and become depend on the people they are suppose to be monitoring.
     
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