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No Wonder Why Congress Hasn’t Passed Term Limits

By JLP | September 30, 2010

Russ sent me a link to this article: How Are the Benefits? For Members of Congress, Not Too Shabby. After reading the article, it’s no wonder why congress isn’t making more of an effort to establish term limits. It also puts a different spin on their “we care about you” rhetoric we hear all the time.

Topics: Politics | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “No Wonder Why Congress Hasn’t Passed Term Limits”

  1. Russ Says:
    September 30th, 2010 at 9:53 am

    It’s really maddening when politicians use class-warfare tactics to be divisive and sway voters, but this article leads be to believe politicians on both sides of the aisle are in a different “class” from virtually any other American.

    How can we expect them to represent our interests when they don’t have a whole helluva a lot of incentive to do anything but keep their job and benefits, at least until the qualify for their pension, etc.


    (thanks for the link, btw)

  2. Dirac Says:
    September 30th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Actually, there are term limits. Two years for the house and six for the senate. The voters get to choose whether or not to renew them. Having mandated term limits makes no sense. If you have a rep who is good at their job, why fire them?

    All statutory term limits do is limit our choices. That is not right.