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View Poll Results: Do you support Term Limits?
Yes 26 81.25%
No 4 12.50%
6 years excluding Presidency 0 0%
8 years excluding Presidency 5 15.63%
10 years excluding Presidency 0 0%
10 years total excluding 2nd Term Presidency 0 0%
12 years total excluding 2nd Term Presidency 1 3.13%
Other. Specify 1 3.13%
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Old August 7th, 2009, 12:04 PM   #1
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Term Limit Poll

I want to see what kind of support there is for political term limits.

Simple Yes or No poll but I am adding ability for multiple choice. While it make skew the yes/no answers if people want to screw around it would allow more specific answers.

I am refering to length of time allowed in Federal politics. Senate, Congress, & Presidency.

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Old August 7th, 2009, 12:18 PM   #2
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you must have term limits, to many people vote for idiots
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Old August 7th, 2009, 12:19 PM   #3
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End carrer politics.
It should be done as a service to your country, then get on with your life.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 12:53 PM   #4
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End carrer politics.
It should be done as a service to your country, then get on with your life.
That's pretty much what I am trying gage.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 12:56 PM   #5
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I voted "NO" but I support them for the position of the Presidency.

Yes, people have a tendency to keep voting some of the same idiots into office but there is some good to be said about having representatives who have been in their positions for a while and know how to get things done and specifically get things done for their constituents. And when our representatives do happen to get something right, why reward them with making them leave office?

It can also take years to learn how deals get done and to see certain projects make it through the pipeline. By forcing somebody out office after just a couple of terms, you run the risk of having zero consistency in policy focus over relatively short periods of time; it would also hurt that the politicians (and their staffs) would have a difficult time forming meaningful long-term working relationships with other representatives. Businesses like to consistency regarding a policy focus in Washington D.C. as well; it helps them prepare for the long term and plan for growth.

Of course, as somebody with degrees in policy, political science, and economics (more education than brains as I freely admit) I don't necessarily look at somebody being a career politician as a bad thing.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 01:05 PM   #6
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I voted "NO" but I support them for the position of the Presidency.

Yes, people have a tendency to keep voting some of the same idiots into office but there is some good to be said about having representatives who have been in their positions for a while and know how to get things done and specifically get things done for their constituents. And when our representatives do happen to get something right, why reward them with making them leave office?

It can also take years to learn how deals get done and to see certain projects make it through the pipeline. By forcing somebody out office after just a couple of terms, you run the risk of having zero consistency in policy focus over relatively short periods of time; it would also hurt that the politicians (and their staffs) would have a difficult time forming meaningful long-term working relationships with other representatives. Businesses like to consistency regarding a policy focus in Washington D.C. as well; it helps them prepare for the long term and plan for growth.

Of course, as somebody with degrees in policy, political science, and economics (more education than brains as I freely admit) I don't necessarily look at somebody being a career politician as a bad thing.
I wonder if it takes years to learn how to do it because we have allowed career politicians to make it so. Then folks such as yourself feel that it may be required to get things done.

I also wonder how long after putting limits on how long the folks can dance around capital hill it will be before significant changes in policies. They simply won't have time to fart around over and over again with the same bullshit and may be tempted to try harder the first time.
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Without term limits, politicians vote primarily to support their next re-election campaign (ie why lobby groups with cash in hand have too much influence on our country).
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Without term limits, politicians vote primarily to support their next re-election campaign (ie why lobby groups with cash in hand have too much influence on our country).
Exactly. Cut out the amount of time for the lobbyists to get in their pockets and perhaps they will actually vote on their own values.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 01:52 PM   #9
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Old August 7th, 2009, 02:03 PM   #10
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To be a politician you should be required to have served and you can serve a length equal to your time in the service. to be able to vote you should be required to serve. my 2 cents.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 02:43 PM   #11
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they should have a age limit also

That ass hat John dingle is 81, half crippled can hardly talk, and he is there to rep for Michigan? Go retire you old fuk



The same old news is stale and boring news, do you read the same book or newspaper everyday?? They want change in Washington well this is a way, I think 8 years and out is good. Fresh blood turns over a new leaf, get some different opinions and eyes in the situation. What worked for you in 1952 might not be how people feel in 2009
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8 years Pres.
12 years everyone else
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Old August 7th, 2009, 08:57 PM   #13
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Exactly. Cut out the amount of time for the lobbyists to get in their pockets and perhaps they will actually vote on their own values.
Or maybe it would make them work even harder to get lobbyists into their pockets quicker, and make sure they can get that good paying job when they have to leave office. Also, once they get into their final term of office wheres the motivation to do what their constituents want?
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Old August 7th, 2009, 09:00 PM   #14
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I think it's sad that we need term limits. In the perfect world it should be completely unnecessary, because if someone wasn't doing a good job the people would vote him out, and if he was doing a good job they'd want him to stay there and keep doing it as long as possible.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 09:40 PM   #15
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I have worked with/in many different government offices from local to federal level. I find the people behind the officials are the worst. They hamper progress the most and save their sacred budgets. If term limits are in place these people gain even more power and control.
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