Term Limits

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Comment by Keith John Ferguson on May 25, 2011 at 10:54pm
 Yes that would be better for our country.
Comment by Robert Stark on June 9, 2011 at 11:25pm
I used to support term limits but the problem is lets say there are a handful of decent Congressman. They termed out and likely replaced with someone who is not so great. The big issue should be getting special interest especially corporate and financial out of the elections so the politicians are all bought off.
Comment by Mike Griffin on January 16, 2012 at 12:25am

Getting special interest money out is the ideal solution.

But until that happens, the only way to reduce the financial incentive to give big money to candidates is to limit terms. Investing in a candidate who will only be doing 1 term if elected makes it far less "profitable" for big money donors. It also makes the candidate less beholden to his donors when elected.

Imagine a Congressional representative who has no incentive to solicit campaign contribution for his re-election campaign, since he has no chance of being re-elected due to term limits. He'd no longer be beholden to his biggest campaign contributors. As such, he'd have far more incentive to do the right thing while in office, instead of doing the bidding of his biggest campaign contributors.

Comment by Robert Kosick on March 12, 2013 at 3:48pm

Congress should be limited to two four year terms.  Present members of congress would be "grandfathered" otherwise they would never vote for it.  Eventually those grandfathered would be voted out, die or retire.

Comment by George L Owens on March 12, 2013 at 7:54pm

Since corporations are considered individuals that are able to contribute unlimited funds to political campaigns, limit contributions of all individuals. In this fashion all participants have the same opportunity to contribute but this limits their influence. Prospective candidates would all be treated equally.

Comment by George L Owens on March 23, 2013 at 6:25pm

Another way to accomplish term limits would be to limit the donations a candidate can receive to a given amount.No individual or corporation would be able to influence the  candidate in a negative way.

Comment by Scolos Narbarson on October 21, 2014 at 1:27pm

Robert Stark wrote (about the effect of term limits on good politicians: "They termed out and likely replaced with someone who is not so great."

Question: What is the basis of this "likelihood" you see? Do you have a sense that there are more corruptible Citizens in Our Nation, than non- (or less) corruptible?


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