Term Limits for Congress?

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  1. AVG-JOE
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    Personally, I think that they are a good idea...

    1 each 6 year term - That'll be a campaign finance reform that would work!

    -Joe
     
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    absolutely.

    we have to get back to the citizen who happens to temporarily be a politician and get rid of the career political hacks.

    Another thing I've been discussing with a couple of buddies is this: why if senators and congressmen represent (supposedly anyway) their home states do they get paid on the federal payroll?

    let's really make these pols accountable. If senators and congressman got paid by their home states and not the feds you can bet we'd see some change.

    to quote tip O Neil "All politics are local politics" so lets have each state's tax payers fund the salaries of their reps and stop having one state pay for another's reps.
     
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    I concur.

    Although, it's awfully hypocritical to agree with this if you happen to be voting for McCain this year.
     
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    :iagree:
     
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    well BHO has a political hack for VP

    Wanting term limits for all hacks and voting the most conservative ticket are not mutually exclusive

    so if 8 years is enough for a president then it should be enough for a senator or congressman.
     
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    McCain/Palin is not the most conservative ticket, btw. But you're right about Obama. As far as not being mutually exclusive, I disagree. It seems unethical, to put it one way, to support term limits and vote for a career politician. Instead of getting the Oval Office, McCain OUGHT to be retiring to Florida.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    I think their term should be decided by the states they represent.
     
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    We already HAVE term limits, it is called the Vote. There is no reason to limit the power of the people to vote for whom they want, which is exactly what term limits do.

    There is no reason to support nanny features with term limits and whine about nanny features like social programs.

    I also disagree with the current term limits of the President. Personally if the people wanted Clinton to serve 3 or 4 or more terms, that is the right of the people via the vote.

    Also congressional term limits would require an amendment just like the Presidential limit required one.
     
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    Term limits are terrible and give lobbyist too much power.. now if youre too old to drive or dress yourself... its time to move on..
     
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    I'll go along with that, as long as Alaska doesn't do 3 terms of 20 years each!

    -J
     

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