Tom Steyer--"Term Limits"

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    Steyer is campaigning on 'Term Limits'

    Tom Steyer calls out Lindsey Graham and calls for term limits in new South Carolina TV ad

    and is naming only Republicans.

    "This time, the argument he makes isn’t as philosophical. It’s about a specific trio of people in politics today, whose names he treats as shorthand for entrenched power in Washington.

    “Speaking of term limits, I have six words for you: Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley,” Steyer says.

    McConnell, Graham and Grassley have been in the Senate for a combined 89 years."

    Why is he only naming Republicans?

    Why doesn't he name some Democrats..?

    Like
    Nancy Pelosi, with 32 years in office.
    Maxine Waters, with 28 years in office
    Jerry Nadler, with 27 years in office
    Adam Schiff, with 18 years in office.

    Why doesn't he mention Boxer, Feinstein, Leahy?

    Numerous others.

    Oh, that's right...

    he's running as a Democrat, and only attacking Republicans for being reelected by their constituents.

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    Term limits for all of them.

    Career politician should Not be in our vocabulary. It shouldn't take millions to run for any office either.
     
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    The problem is that early in our development representatives had to - to some degree - be dragged into service. Without the "royalty" aspect, it was just a job, and not a particularly enriching one.

    We now have our own "created" royalty, who fight to gain the title and do everything possible to retain it, because they can become rich and powerful with it.

    Term limits are a good idea.

    That said, Steyer is going nowhere.
     
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    Arguing for term limits is a howl of rage from the uneducated underclass. Where is the benefit ?
     
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    uneducated? Underclass?

    Interesting...
    "Steyer is the founder and former co-senior-managing-partner of Farallon Capital and the co-founder of Onecalifornia Bank, which became (through merger) Beneficial State Bank, an Oakland–based community development bank.[2] Farallon Capital manages $20 billion in capital for institutions and high-net-worth individuals. The firm's institutional investors include college endowments and foundations.[2] Since 1986, Steyer has been a partner and member of the executive committee at Hellman & Friedman, a San Francisco–based $8 billion private equity firm. "
     
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    I could never vote for a guy who wears that belt... I don't care where it's made... or by whom...
     
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    Of course we should have term limits. And those who argue against them claim that "elections are term limits", which is intellectually dishonest in the extreme. Incumbents have several clear advantages in an election, and that's the primary reason they win a lion's share of them. Anyone who pretends to not know that is LYING.

    We can continue to bend over and take this, or we can choose to change the system under which these people have to operate.

    That's up to us.
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    The benefit would be a person who could concentrate on their job of actually representing the people, and not begging for corporate donations and running for election the minute they are sworn in.

    The uneducated are the fools like you willing to let an elite class hold office for decades, like Royalty.

    Your opinion as a non American is irrelevant here.
     
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    Your post is utterly uneducated.

    We not only need term limits, but also public financing of campaigns. No more private money influencing campaigns.

    While we’re dreaming, let’s also eliminate the War Department, CIA, and all intelligence agencies.
     
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    Let's imagine that you are a member of congress and this is your last term in office due to term limits. And let's say that a big govt contractor approaches you and mentions that there just might be an opportunity for a job with them when their term is up (wink--wink). Don't you think that the soon to be an unemployed legislator might look favorably on legislation that helps their future employer? I do.

    I think that term limits will increase corruption in DC, not reduce it.

    We already have the power to limit their term under existing law. It's called the voting booth.
     
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