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January 20, 2010 – Comments (10)

it is now time to put a limit on all terms of people who supposely WORK FOR THE PEOPLE MAKING LAWS. limit all congressmen, senators, governors, & our beloved presidents we have been blessed with to a 6 YEAR TERM-1 TERM. then come back to the real world & live with the laws & rules they make during their term. GET A REAL JOB-LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP AS A MAKER OF AMERICAN PEOPLE LAWS SHOULD NO LONGER BE TOLERATED. our fore fathers served their time & lived with the laws after the term was up. OUR COUNTRY IS GOING DOWN QUICK & IT IS TIME GET THE LIFERS OUT. THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE AVERAGE AMERICAN. THEY ARE JUST POWER CRAZY.-OUT WITH THEM ALL!!!!


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#1) On January 20, 2010 at 1:23 PM, GreatStocks3728 (< 20) wrote:

The only negative about 6 year terms is the pension so many will draw after serving  one term.

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#2) On January 20, 2010 at 1:38 PM, G8BigBoom (66.84) wrote:

If only they listened to what anyone says instead of doing what they wish. I would like also to see far more severe punishments for elected officials as well. It's funny how they can get all drunk and kill a person with there car and they get off almost clean. I think this happend in MN but I am sure you could Bing or Google it. Any normal human being would have been nailed to the wall. They only represent America the broke, so what do they care. Makes you think if the growing life expectancy for humans is really a good thing. Best of luck to you all.

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#3) On January 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM, Bamafan68 (99.14) wrote:

GreatStocks, ditch their pensions. Let them make do with 401Ks, without employer matching, the way so many of us do.

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#4) On January 20, 2010 at 1:45 PM, penchy1 (< 20) wrote:

And another furiously astounding fact is that senators get to vote on their own salary level and raises.  They also have a health plan which is the best money(our money) can buy.  Let them get their own plan as an independent contractor and see how that works out for them at $16,000 a year  for a family plan.

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#5) On January 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM, StKitt (28.61) wrote:

The only way to get term limits is to elect new congressmen who are committed to the idea (since the rules can only be changed by Congress). Unfortunately, every such individual, upon getting elected to office, suddenly finds he/she is no longer a proponent of term limits.

"This is the day the Lord hath made. Rejoice and be glad in it."

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#6) On January 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Bkeepr100 (< 20) wrote:

All political officeholders should be under the very same laws of the land they voted on,  and not exempt from any of the laws on the books.  They should not have any form of a pension from serving in any political office and can not ever give themselves a payraise.  The wages paid should be rolled back to the level of the founding fathers era, and only adjusted for inflation.

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#7) On January 20, 2010 at 1:58 PM, Turfscape (< 20) wrote:

This is why we have ELECTIONS!

For the record, I am against any and all term limits: presidential, congressional, gubernatorial (which is jus a fun word, isn't it?), mayoral, aldermanic, etc.

If a region or state is ultimately happy with their representation and continues to vote in free elections for that representation, why should outside interests be allowed to impede on their free choice?

Also, why do we think experience is a bad thing for these jobs? Now, there are those in congress that I can't stand and I would LOVE for them to retire, but those folks are clearly doing something for their constituents or they wouldn't be there. If we don't trust people to monitor their own representatives in government...then why not just take away the vote all together? Clearly an educated few are capable of making better decisions than the masses. But, that's not democracy and freedom, is it?

I don't want some outside interest stepping all over my right to chose who represents me in government!

A lot is broken in our government...getting to choose who works in that government is NOT one of the things that is broken. So, kindly step away from my freedoms!

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#8) On January 20, 2010 at 2:49 PM, Bamafan68 (99.14) wrote:

Unfortunately, incumbents have pretty significant advantages over challengers. In theory, I agree term limits infringe upon my liberties. In practice, I think that a completely new slate every 4-6 years would improve my chances for good government.

A buddy of mine suggested that we eliminate campaign contributions to individual candidates. Instead, you can donate to a collective election fund that is equally distributed among the top 3-5 candidates. I know, I know, the plan would need work, but it would help eliminate some of the quid pro quo.

Personally, I'd be happy if Congress applied to themselves/ lobbyists the same restrictions that are placed on doctors/pharmaceutical companies.

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#9) On January 20, 2010 at 5:18 PM, devoish (86.34) wrote:

Sorry. i don't want me elected official to die unless I can kill off investment banks the same way.

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#10) On January 21, 2010 at 12:39 PM, G8BigBoom (66.84) wrote:

Another funny thing is during politcal debates when they call each other liars and nobody learns who is really telling the truth. How far do you think they are from a computer and I am sure they can spell google. Lets have a real debate instead of this joke we call elections. Maybe we should start with the contracts that dictate what can and can't be said in the debates. How can they even call it a debate. It's all just a joke what the two parties have done to this country. At least they get a good laugh about it right before they raise a hand for another pay raise.

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