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Rep. Mulvaney Introduces Congressional
Term Limits Bill

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle

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Posted By:mikkins2, 2/6/2014 6:14:31 AM

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) announced in a release he introduced a bill this week that would establish term limits for members of Congress. The bill would limit members of Congress—in both the House and the Senate—from serving more than 12 years in either chamber, or 24 years total between the two chambers. “Believe me, 24 years is more than enough time to serve in Washington,” Mulvaney said in a statement. (I actually pushed for much shorter terms but compromised at 12+12 in order to gain the support of additional co-sponsors). And I want to thank my friends Steve Scalise (R-La.), Reid Ribble (R-Wis.)

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Once I was against term limits. Now, after having my eyes opened to the scam Washington D.C. has become, and how incumbents and parties are able to make it difficult for challengers to unseat them I am all for it.

Nothing will change until elected officials have nothing to lose.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: rightdog, 2/6/2014 6:27:09 AM     (No. 9721374)

The best way to impose term limits is for voters to get out in primaries and vote for qualified, electable challengers. Primary turnout is usually pretty pathetic.

I´d rather see Mulavaney, one of 180 co-sponsors of House Resolution 36 ---- to force formation of a select committee to investigate Benghazi ---- start making noise about bringing H36 to a vote. It was conceived over a year ago. Boehner has to be pushed to do the right thing. Left to his own, he usually won´t.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hershey, 2/6/2014 7:17:59 AM     (No. 9721413)

Great idea, but it ain´t gonna fly...they will NEVER vote themselves out of a job.....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Catherine, 2/6/2014 7:27:11 AM     (No. 9721427)

#1, in a perfect world the way our constitution was set up, term limits would not be necessary. However, it´s blatantly obvious now, with senators and congressmen being in office 30-40 years or more, the system is broken. If they all had term limits, like the president, it can do nothing but improve the situation. Elections are being stolen right in front of us. Term limits can stop that.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/6/2014 7:39:14 AM     (No. 9721435)

If this passes we will know that the economic collapse is coming very soon, and the end of our Republic is at hand. The Elite Permanent Establishment Pols would never willingly give up their control over every aspect of our lives.

So...Throw Them All Out.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Harleynyc, 2/6/2014 7:51:24 AM     (No. 9721442)

Eliminating the senate altogether is a better choice.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: deepsouth, 2/6/2014 7:56:28 AM     (No. 9721445)

Just end congressional seniority. With each new congress draw straws for membership on various committees.

www.endcongressionalseniority.com

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 2/6/2014 9:05:16 AM     (No. 9721531)

Rep. Mulvaney is My New Best Friend. I would like to see a simple question on this Novembers ballot ´´Do you support term limits for members of Congress, both House and Senate?´´

Results would be interesting after several months of listening to about 95% of our Royals whining about the end of the world.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: grampus, 2/6/2014 9:23:03 AM     (No. 9721569)

Would also have to (in somed way) assure that long-time congressional staffers couldn´t be elected into their former boss´s positions...and that term-limited elected politicans couldn´t slide into senior staffer positions.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: stonedome, 2/6/2014 10:44:42 AM     (No. 9721730)

Nice idea. But it takes a Constitutional amendment to accomplish this. The Framers wanted the voters to decide who represented them, and directly rejected additional limitations being allowed to be imposed by Congress

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/6/2014 2:05:30 PM     (No. 9722022)

The other scandal is the amount of money these incumbants build up over the years and abuse by paying family members, etc. There needs to be a "leveling" of the playing field, since it´s been proving time and time again that elections CAN be bought. Case in point, Mayor Bloomberg and Sen./Gov. Corzine.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hammock, 2/6/2014 5:45:31 PM     (No. 9722301)

Now we know Rep. Mulvaney has no respect for the Constitution. Congress can´t decide qualifications for state Representatives - only the states and their people can. This was one of the barriers to Congress taking over everything.

Term limits aren´t even much of a help anyway, as I´ve noticed viewing state politics in California.

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