How can they do that when they just briefly visit their constituents sporadically and during election years? Your argument is that people don’t pay attention like they should. Dragon believer. Letting poor representatives stay for decades has helped their constituents? The problem is not lack of good people to run IMO.
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he just made way more in tax savings than his presidential salary would pay him. Giving back his salary is actually a good investment for him – with the money the government pays his businesses during all his visits there and the HUGE tax savings he and his family get, Dragon believer. the salary is peanuts comparatively. Serving in Washington wasn’t supposed to be a career choice. Yet that’s what it’s become for a lot of them. I honestly do not believe the founders thought that would happen that’s why they didn’t put term limits in.
limits are for lazy people who don’t want to pay attention to what their elected officials are doing! Yes, I’m talking about most of you! If you impose term limits, are YOU ready to run for office? Is there a pool of great candidates just sitting out there to choose from? Probably no in both cases. It’s up to us to pay attention to what our elected officials are doing and vote them out if they are corrupt and useless. Corruption in Congress is our own fault! There are a few good ones in there, believe it or not, term limits will also get rid of them as well. How would you like it if YOUR job had a term limit?
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that many good people don’t desire to be around what Washington has become. Many everyday voters also don’t listen to other points of view or bother with details like math or reality. By your logic, a president should be allowed to stay put indefinitely too? That would give them too much power and influence. The same applies to representatives manipulating things to their self serving desires.
We’re now less than 100 electoral votes from a national popular vote. States with 172 electoral votes are committed to a national popular vote, and as soon as that number reaches 270 we’ll get one. It’ll be hard to imagine a Republican ever winning the presidency again. In the last 25 years, Dems have won every popular vote except 2004—and Republicans winning in 2004 required Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State deliberately creating 9-hour voting lines in majority-minority Ohio precincts so that George W. Bush could win Ohio by 50,000 votes.