Trump says he would impose term limits for members of Congress

Discussion in 'Congress' started by nicoleivy5, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Polk
    Offline

    Polk Classic

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    9,791
    Thanks Received:
    574
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Location:
    Ost
    Ratings:
    +584
    And you don't see any sort of problem that state legislators get to draw their own district lines?
     
  2. Desperado
    Offline

    Desperado Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Messages:
    6,343
    Thanks Received:
    1,246
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Ratings:
    +3,970
    It would be great if he would impose not only term limits for Congress but also a mandatory retirement age for Congress and the Supreme Court
     
  3. Care4all
    Offline

    Care4all Warrior Princess Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Messages:
    38,095
    Thanks Received:
    8,040
    Trophy Points:
    1,370
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +15,523
    uhhh, doesn't it take a Constitutional amendment, with 2/3rds house. 2/3's senate and 2/3's of the States to agree to this change to our constitution, by limiting congress critters term limits???

    I would venture to say, this is just another promise that was known when said, that it could not be kept....
     
  4. anotherlife
    Offline

    anotherlife Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2012
    Messages:
    4,102
    Thanks Received:
    201
    Trophy Points:
    130
    Location:
    Cross-Atlantic
    Ratings:
    +940
    This is interesting. They do indeed threaten businesses at their fundraisers that if they don't contribute enough money to their campaigns, then they will not re-license them when reelected. What if this whole thing is a little bit like negotiating with a king?
     
  5. anotherlife
    Offline

    anotherlife Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2012
    Messages:
    4,102
    Thanks Received:
    201
    Trophy Points:
    130
    Location:
    Cross-Atlantic
    Ratings:
    +940
    How can they propose a term limit? Can they propose not to vote for a salary raise for themselves when it is put up every year? Maybe, how about this. We propose that those who lose their reelection campaigns in progress, get a pension for life. This is a corrupt bribe, but this may be the only thing that can split them enough to even consider term limits. ... Oh I've just remembered, they already have life pensions upon losing reelections. How can this be negotiated?
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

can a president impose term limits on congress

,

donald trump

,

impose term limits on congress

,

imposinf term limits on congress

,

will kay granger lose the election

,

would limiting congressional terms take a constitutional amendment