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Term limits for politicians
Old 01-25-2022, 06:46 AM
 
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I'm just curious, who here would support term limits for politicians, regardless of political party? I absolutely would. I think it's becoming vital.


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Definitely
Old 01-26-2022, 04:09 PM
 
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I would definitely support term limits for both parties and I also think there should be age limits for both parties.
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Yes, 100%, yes!!
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I used to, and then I read a really good article that changed my mind. The gist was that if there were term limits, the people who would end up running everything because they would have the institutional knowledge, would be staffers and lobbyists. So then the people who would know how to make things function would be people unaccountable to the public.

I've seen a lot of tweets at various points using Chuck Grassley as an example because he's 88, but the "term limits" are imposed by voters at the voting booth. Voters in his district have kept him despite his age.
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I am in favor of term limits, but I think tyrex brings up a very good point. Without an overhaul in lobbyists and campaign finance reform, term limits would make little difference.

I do think the real problem is lobbyists, and money in politics in general.


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Old 01-26-2022, 08:51 PM
 
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Totally agree. I would totally support term limits AND an end to the legal bribery system of lobbying.
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Tyrex put it so well. I think voters should decide!
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Old 01-29-2022, 05:29 PM
 
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While I think voters should have the choice I do want to see term limits. This subject has been around for many years and nothing get done because of the lobbyists and money. I would also like to see term limits for judges especially on the Supreme Court and/or appointed.
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I would support term limits, but would also make the term longer. For instance, a six year term for Congress and you can be elected twice. That is PLENTY of time to learn the job and to be effective. I also support the idea that each candidate for an office has a set amount of money to spend that is equal for all. Do you want to hire staffers to go door to door? Big time TV adds? Print adds? You decide how to spend the money but it is not an unlimited pot that encourages wooing big donors who then expect favors.
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