What are some pros and cons of limiting the number of terms a Congressman can serve?

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  1. jwoodie
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    Con: Longer serving House members may need to spend less time selling influence/grubbing for money.

    Solution: Make House terms four years. Maximum 12 years (same for Senators)?
     
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    Most people who run for the 1st time run for the correct reasons. As they become ingrained in Washington as an elite, they lose all sense of reality. They are like professional athletes, and all the lobbyists are trying to offer them something. Just think..................what % of professional athletes would you want in congress? They BOTH have the same attitude.

    And, you have the real ELITES as the majority whip, speaker of the house, senate majority/minority leader, who tells them how to vote, or they don't get any cash for re-election.

    So yes, term limits are a very good idea.

    Just think.........besides a D or R in front of their name, what does Harry Reid, Mitch Mconnell, Nancy Pelosi, John Mcain, or that 85 year old senator from Kansas (forgot his name) have in common with you? NOTHING! They have more in common with each other, that being they are all RICH, lol. Hell, Hillary Clinton hasn't driven a car in 25 years. (look it up if you do not believe me) She has been driven around that long!

    This is why we need term limits. None of these people reside in REAL America, know our problems, what we face, or what we want. They just use "buzzwords" trying to trip our trigger to get re-elected and hold power.
     
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    I don't like the idea of being told for whom I'm allowed to vote. If you want to limit the power of incumbency and the corruption brought about by constantly having to raise campaign funds, support public financing of elections.
     

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