Ryan & Term Limits

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    Ryan says he backs term limits for Congress - CBS News

    Ahhhh Hell no, Let us exhibit the moral values, empathy, and wisdom needed to tell the world that The Republican Party's mean-spirited sound bites are intended to rot out the minds of all freedom-loving, free-thinking people. We need to remove term limits for the presidency so Presidents like Obama can serve forever if its the will of the people!
     
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    Poll: 75 percent want Congressional term limits...
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    Gallup: 75% Would Vote 'For' Term Limits on Congress
    January 18, 2013 – A new poll shows that 75 percent of U.S. adults, if given the opportunity, would vote for term limits for members of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
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    Poll: 75 percent want Hill term limits
    1/18/13 - Three out of four Americans support term limits for members of Congress, a new poll finds.
     
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    Given the fact that voter fraud played a huge part in the last 2 elections, I support term limits.
     
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    1. Strict, short term limits
    2. Balanced Budget Amendment
    3. Publicly-funded elections

    Take the power away from those who abuse it most.

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    It did? A "huge part?"

    Show me.
     
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    We already have term limits. They're called....elections.

    You really won't like them because once a politician comes up against his limit and no longer has to face the wrath of The People, his vote on any issues goes up for sale to the highest bidder.
     
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    I understand that argument, but the playing field is not even. It's not even close to being even. In fact, there IS no freakin' playing field.

    An incumbent can begin buying votes and influence from Day One in office. They can sell votes and influence from Day One. They can use their power and influence to fund-raise from Day One. And then, in the last year of their term, they can essentially just campaign and raise funds instead doing their fucking job. I could go on for about a week here, but the current system pisses me off, and I'm in a good mood right now.

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    Ryan is now serving his 8th term in Congress, but he supports term limits. Suuuuuure.
     
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    That's because he has his eye on a future office that's already term limited.

    Don't think for a moment that his selection as Romney's running mate was accidental. He's the Koch brothers hand picked, bought and paid for successor to Barack Obama.
     
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    Well, he'll probably be a better candidate than Romney. Not sold on the idea of voting for him, though.

    I, personally, like the idea of term limits. But I think the best way to approach it would be to amend the constitution to allow the states set their own term limits.
     

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