GOP Senators Floating Term Limits Amendment

Do you support Term Limits?

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No
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Total votes : 25

GOP Senators Floating Term Limits Amendment

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:08 pm

Yes!... This needs the support of every American.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/11/11/ ... index.html

Washington (CNN) -- A handful of Republican senators have proposed a constitutional amendment to limit how long a person may serve in Congress.

Currently, there are no term limits for federal lawmakers, but Sen. Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina, and several of his colleagues are advocating that service in the Senate be limited to 12 years, while lawmakers would only be allowed to serve six years in the House.

"Americans know real change in Washington will never happen until we end the era of permanent politicians," DeMint said in a statement released by his office. "As long as members have the chance to spend their lives in Washington, their interests will always skew toward spending taxpayer dollars to buyoff special interests, covering over corruption in the bureaucracy, fundraising, relationship building among lobbyists, and trading favors for pork -- in short, amassing their own power."



Underline mine, it could not have been stated better. Every poll I have ever seen supports this. The standard cop out by every legislator is that they have term limit every time election comes up but we all know that's a crock of *censored*. Her's the the two part question I want to pose to my legisaltors.

A)Would you vote for amendment that is verwhelmingly supported by the US population?

B)Then why do we not have term limits?
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Re: GOP Senators Floating Term Limits Amendment

PostBy: ken On: Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:36 pm

Bought friggin time. We will see if the idiots pass something and how long it takes. Next year isn't fast enough for me. They should throw in there people that get appointed to a postion too.
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Re: GOP Senators Floating Term Limits Amendment

PostBy: wlape3 On: Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:24 am

Well, I think we all know our legislators support mainly themselves and not us. Problem is, most of the electorate is not willing to hold them to account for their lack of performance and poor behavior.
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Re: GOP Senators Floating Term Limits Amendment

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:31 am

If this comes up and gets media attention anyone not voting for it is going way out on limb.
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Re: GOP Senators Floating Term Limits Amendment

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:32 am

Oh my God!! :o :clap: :up: :notworthy:

FINALLY a normal amendment! :shock: I think I see a tiny ray of light at what I thought was a never-ending tunnel of doom ...........
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Re: GOP Senators Floating Term Limits Amendment

PostBy: plumb-r On: Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:32 am

Something like this is really going to throw a wrench in senator Spector's plans. He even changed partys to try to stay in office. I think it's about time!
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Re: GOP Senators Floating Term Limits Amendment

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:48 am

While I support the idea, it's just a way for the average idiot American to be disconnected from his civic duty. We could have term limits any time we wanted but everyone assumes their representative is the good guy and all the others are the turds. In reality, they are mostly turds.
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Re: GOP Senators Floating Term Limits Amendment

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:10 am

wlape3 wrote:Well, I think we all know our legislators support mainly themselves and not us. Problem is, most of the electorate is not willing to hold them to account for their lack of performance and poor behavior.



The problem is the people like the pork that their congressmen bring. They just don't like the pork that all the other congressmen bring to their districts.
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Re: GOP Senators Floating Term Limits Amendment

PostBy: cabinover On: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:11 am

jpete wrote: In reality, they are all turds.


Fixed it for ya. ;)
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Re: GOP Senators Floating Term Limits Amendment

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:41 am

While the popular cry might be for term limits there is also a benefit to some long term members of any organization. Just think of the so called "corporate memory" individuals in any company. Those that remember the what and why of past decisions. How to balance those useful attributes with short term limits would be difficult. Term limits has worked for President, perhaps it would also work for Congress.
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Re: GOP Senators Floating Term Limits Amendment

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:28 pm

cabinover wrote:
jpete wrote: In reality, they are all turds.


Fixed it for ya. ;)


I typically exclude RP. I'm sure there are one or two more. :D
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Re: GOP Senators Floating Term Limits Amendment

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:46 pm

Kind of a slippery slope, especially for smaller states. The Senate runs on seniority. Take CT for example, two Senators, both of which have been there forever. One is a big time player on the banking committee and the other in the defense committee. It wields a lot of power when ordinarily a state this size would be ignored without it.
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Re: GOP Senators Floating Term Limits Amendment

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:23 pm

The Federal government has too much power as it is. All that pork is money stolen from other states. We'd all be better off without it. I'd much prefer they didn't borrow the money then force me to pay for something I didn't want or need.
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Re: GOP Senators Floating Term Limits Amendment

PostBy: wlape3 On: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:33 am

Personally, I think we should return to a limited electorate. If you pay taxes you get a vote. If you don't, you don't have a say.
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Re: GOP Senators Floating Term Limits Amendment

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:41 am

wlape3 wrote:Personally, I think we should return to a limited electorate. If you pay taxes you get a vote. If you don't, you don't have a say.


Everyone pays taxes in some form or another, your renter for example is paying property tax through his/her rent.
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