Comments on: Republican senators call for ending era of ‘permanent politicians’ http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/10/republican-senators-call-for-ending-era-of-permanent-politicians/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Michael Ham http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/10/republican-senators-call-for-ending-era-of-permanent-politicians/comment-page-1/#comment-403811 Sat, 14 Nov 2009 16:47:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22157#comment-403811 Mufaso,
Brilliant, one sentence and you’re right on the money.

Robert Smith,
Our gov’t is very similar to Iran’s. Our country isn’t really democratic, it’s mostly run by corporate elites who are born into their position mostly and by the federal reserve which is elected by no one. In Iran they have elections but their country is mostly run by the shah and his inner circle.

Term limits would be a nice start in trying to find a way to limit the power of gov’t. I think this is just posturing though, these particular politicians know this has zero chance of passing so they make it sound like it’s what they really want.

I put my trust in a man who voluntarily returns a large chunk of his pay to the US treasury every year, and does so everytime without anyone needing to ask him, Dr. Ron Paul.

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By: dan alan http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/10/republican-senators-call-for-ending-era-of-permanent-politicians/comment-page-1/#comment-403617 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 22:30:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22157#comment-403617 dear sirs,

just read your article regarding place in west virginia where people can send money to reduce the national debt. shame on you for publishing such a worthless, counter productive article without a warning that their hard earned monies would be wasted. sending gifts of money for such a purpose will only encourage the congressmen to spend more on their pork barrel projects, largess to friends, kin and business allies. you should attempt to educate such people that the are better off burning their excess greenbacks during cold weather when at least some good becomes of it, namely a few BTUs.

please, i suggest you print a retraction.

faithfully,
dan

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By: kaveh http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/10/republican-senators-call-for-ending-era-of-permanent-politicians/comment-page-1/#comment-403448 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 20:05:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22157#comment-403448 I think the solution is :
after 3,4 terms, they have to take 1 term off. Then they can run again. This will give us a chance to determine who fits the job best.

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By: jason http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/10/republican-senators-call-for-ending-era-of-permanent-politicians/comment-page-1/#comment-403446 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:56:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22157#comment-403446 I am certainly for term limits on congress. But with the general ignorance of the American voter and the corrupt 2 party/political system, I doubt the situation would change for the better. I’d be afraid to hear the results if you could ask EVERY American what their idea of the governments’ role in their lives should truly be.

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By: Matt http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/10/republican-senators-call-for-ending-era-of-permanent-politicians/comment-page-1/#comment-403444 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:36:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22157#comment-403444 Why don’t they do away with gerrymandered districts? That will solve the term limits problem.

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By: sally http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/10/republican-senators-call-for-ending-era-of-permanent-politicians/comment-page-1/#comment-403443 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:19:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22157#comment-403443 Lets hope their will be limits, greatest thing to happen since there were no extortionists,bullies,greedy– I mean limits. Lets hope the realization of voting for a change meaning any will do –will smarten up the public, where we actually believe we are worth it and they are just elected and public servants. Wake up or continue to believe what you want, the brainwashing tactics worked this time.

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By: Robert Smith http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/10/republican-senators-call-for-ending-era-of-permanent-politicians/comment-page-1/#comment-403440 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 18:33:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22157#comment-403440 Do you really think that term limits are any answer to any real problem in government!??? I think too many people are only concerned with short term interests – how does it affect ME now, how does it affect MY wallet NOW, etc. Some issues take a long time to resolve – we’re still struggling with the health care issue. Would term limited representatives with short term interests at heart really be able to solve these kinds of problems?

If you don’t like a politician, don’t vote for them. But if the majority still elects them, then that’s Democracy, folks. Democracy. If you don’t like it – move to Iran!

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By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/10/republican-senators-call-for-ending-era-of-permanent-politicians/comment-page-1/#comment-403429 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:29:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22157#comment-403429 An amendment to repeal the 22nd Amendment (presidential term limits) has been made 27 times since 1989. Most recently by NY Dem Jose Serrano, but also by Barney Frank and Harry Reid at various times. 80% of the attempts have been made by Democrats. Two of the attempts replaced the two 4 yr terms with one 6 yr term. One was for true term limits for president, Rep’s, Senators and Supreme Court Justices.

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By: Mufaso http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/10/republican-senators-call-for-ending-era-of-permanent-politicians/comment-page-1/#comment-403391 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 07:40:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22157#comment-403391 There’s only one way to get rid of a politician…and it ain’t by voting. When has voting ever resulted in real change?

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/10/republican-senators-call-for-ending-era-of-permanent-politicians/comment-page-1/#comment-403379 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 03:45:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=22157#comment-403379 There is more chance that there could be an end to the two term limits of the presidency.We have seen several changes to this sort of protocol already this year,and the seizure of power by hugo must have set the minds of some of our democrats into overdrive.The law change in the ted kennedy seat then the change back,and the extended term of the newly elected mayor of new york,who in spite of going from being a life time democrat was prepared to skip between all the parties to suit his personal ambitions.So do not disregard this suggestion as far fetched with socialism if there is a battle between principals and power the latter always takes precedence.

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