Should Congress members have term limits?

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Should Congress Members have term limits?

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  2. No

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  1. RodISHI
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    94% of 33,453 Voters on the Facebook poll say "yes".

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    Congress does have term limits

    2 years for a Congressman
    6 years for a Senator

    After that, they have to run all over again
     
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    The poll writer should have more specific such as "should congress members be limited to 2 or 3 terms". I do believe that is what the poll intended to reflect when they made the poll.
     
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    Heres to poorly crafted and ambiguous poll questions!

    And no, our representatives should not be limited in the number of terms they can serve.
     
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    I disagree with you.
    We need something more than lifetime political crooks. Limiting the times one can serve could possibly help.

    Senator John Dennis in a little cafe in Morely, MO owned by some old family friends to me in 1993, "Ah honey, all sheriffs are crooks. I know I was one for seventeen years"
     
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    nope, cause then you might get rid of a guy making the area and state prosperous
     
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    Yes indeed...

    2 terms for a senator, 6 for a congressman.. for a total of 12 years maximum for either
     
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    No.

    They should have about 95% less power to piss away taxpayer money.
     
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    I agree about less power but would have to say yes to term limits. We have it in our State and it works.
     
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    too funny watching all the purported "constitutionalists" support eviscerating the constitution.

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