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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 09:57 AM
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37. I would rather Term Limit them all. nt
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  -Should we lengthen terms of legislators, presidents? Skip Intro  Jan-15-11 01:09 PM   #0 
  - Interesting idea. I would be open to it.  dkf   Jan-15-11 01:16 PM   #1 
  - The money people will never let it happen  tridim   Jan-15-11 01:19 PM   #2 
  - You want honest govt? Take the corporate money out of elections.  baldguy   Jan-15-11 01:23 PM   #3 
  - I'm not so much for lengthening terms, but would like to do away with term limits.  InvisibleTouch   Jan-15-11 01:23 PM   #4 
  - But there is a down side  atreides1   Jan-15-11 01:35 PM   #6 
     - True, there's a risk...  InvisibleTouch   Jan-15-11 01:43 PM   #7 
  - No one is going to change Constitution to do this...  Ozymanithrax   Jan-15-11 01:23 PM   #5 
  - Bush for TWELVE YEARS!!  Laf.La.Dem.   Jan-15-11 01:50 PM   #8 
  - Bush would have handidly lost re-election in 2008 if he'd tried to run again  Hippo_Tron   Jan-15-11 07:03 PM   #15 
     - You need to read your history  Lurks Often   Jan-15-11 08:04 PM   #21 
        - From where in my post did you imply that I wasn't aware of that fact?  Hippo_Tron   Jan-15-11 09:00 PM   #22 
           - You're right, I mis-read your post somehow. Sorry nt  Lurks Often   Jan-16-11 11:50 AM   #33 
  - For reps definately  SpartanDem   Jan-15-11 01:59 PM   #9 
  - Exactly! Look at those two knuckleheads who had a fund-raiser before  dmr   Jan-15-11 02:43 PM   #10 
  - I believe in lengthening House Terms and thats it  MadBadger   Jan-15-11 02:45 PM   #11 
  - The best way to clean up corruption in congress is TERM LIMITS  golfguru   Jan-15-11 02:47 PM   #12 
  - It's also a great way to give lobbyists further control over the system  Hippo_Tron   Jan-15-11 06:57 PM   #14 
     - Legislators will be less under the influence of lobbyists with shorter terms  golfguru   Jan-15-11 11:45 PM   #24 
        - They'd just dump more cash into the system for the shorter term buyoff.  Forkboy   Jan-16-11 12:06 AM   #25 
           - It will also be easier to buy them off with lucrative job opportunities  Hippo_Tron   Jan-16-11 12:44 AM   #28 
           - The committee & sub-committee CHAIRS wield far more power  golfguru   Jan-16-11 12:52 AM   #30 
  - No. There should be a binding vote of confidence halfway through the term.  rug   Jan-15-11 04:25 PM   #13 
  - I kind of like this idea combined with longer term limits  Hippo_Tron   Jan-15-11 07:12 PM   #19 
  - Representatives should definitely have a four year term  Hippo_Tron   Jan-15-11 07:07 PM   #16 
  - No. Shorten them. Politicians are  Autumn   Jan-15-11 07:07 PM   #17 
  - That's a clever slogan but not really a good argument  Hippo_Tron   Jan-16-11 12:48 AM   #29 
     - There should be very short terms of office.  Autumn   Jan-16-11 09:26 AM   #31 
  - The sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson, in his book Red Mars, proposed drafting politicians.  Forkboy   Jan-15-11 07:10 PM   #18 
  - We should be able to vote them out whenever we want.  boppers   Jan-15-11 07:37 PM   #20 
  - Hell, no. And there need to be term limits added to Congress  budkin   Jan-15-11 11:03 PM   #23 
  - Not for a single minute.  cherokeeprogressive   Jan-16-11 12:08 AM   #26 
  - If we can't fix campaign finance, we might have to go this route. Although the chances  harun   Jan-16-11 12:40 AM   #27 
  - No, but I must say, two year terms for House members is absurd  Ter   Jan-16-11 11:36 AM   #32 
  - House elections should be every four years and coincide with a presidential election.  Unvanguard   Jan-16-11 02:28 PM   #34 
  - Term limits are already in place, we call it voting...  rasputin1952   Jan-16-11 05:27 PM   #35 
  - God NO!  avaistheone1   Jan-18-11 09:52 AM   #36 
  - I would rather Term Limit them all. nt  NorthCarolina   Jan-18-11 09:57 AM   #37 

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