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Bluepinky

(2,249 posts)
Mon Jun 26, 2017, 09:35 AM Jun 2017

Remember when Trump said he wanted term limits?

Haven't heard a peep out of him about it since the election. Of course, it's to his advantage not to have term limits. It forces Repubs to vote for his crappy agenda, because if they don't, they're out the next election.
Imagine if McConnell and Ryan would be forced out because their time was up. Of course some good Democrats would have to go as well. But a more independent Senate and House could only benefit the American people. Or maybe the opposite?

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Remember when Trump said he wanted term limits? (Original Post) Bluepinky Jun 2017 OP
Term limits are anti-democracy. SHRED Jun 2017 #1
But so is... Else You Are Mad Jun 2017 #2
Campaign finance reform SHRED Jun 2017 #3
Yes, you're right. Bluepinky Jun 2017 #4
Exactly. Else You Are Mad Jun 2017 #5

Else You Are Mad

(3,040 posts)
2. But so is...
Mon Jun 26, 2017, 09:48 AM
Jun 2017

Having deep pocketed incumbents with wealthy donors that simply out spend any competitor in both the primaries and in general elections when their competitors would have been more popular with the electorate.

 

SHRED

(28,136 posts)
3. Campaign finance reform
Mon Jun 26, 2017, 10:22 AM
Jun 2017

That is the answer.

Lobbyists and big money don't have term limits and they are the problem. They will simply keep going no matter who's elected.

Bluepinky

(2,249 posts)
4. Yes, you're right.
Mon Jun 26, 2017, 11:03 AM
Jun 2017

The main problem is unlimited spending by the wealthy, who use their money to put politicians in office to pass legislation that further increases their wealth. It's a never ending cycle.

Else You Are Mad

(3,040 posts)
5. Exactly.
Mon Jun 26, 2017, 12:07 PM
Jun 2017

If we get the money out of politics, then we have a fighting chance to vote out corrupt and incompetent politicians thus eliminating the need for term limits.

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