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Career Politicians on the Rise:
How to Stem the Tide

Bretbart´s Big Government, by Mark Meckler

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Posted By:mikkins2, 7/29/2014 9:44:39 AM

The trend creating “career politicians” has been growing for decades, and it has surely contributed to the entrenchment of power in D.C. and its separation from the will of the American people. Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post states, "There are many more people populating our state legislatures and U.S. Congress who have never done anything outside of being a professional politician than there were even a few decades ago. David Mendoza has created a revealing chart to show just how large a shift has occurred. He compiled data on politicians’ job background, including representatives and senators from the 89th Congress in

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 7/29/2014 10:23:43 AM     (No. 9944416)

Term limits at every level of government solves the problem.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: richwill, 7/29/2014 10:50:07 AM     (No. 9944460)

"In the course of human events . . . ."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 7/29/2014 10:56:39 AM     (No. 9944471)

OP, I love ya, man, but please follow staff´s pleas to delete the carriage returns (how´s dat for showing one´s age?) in your Comments. I like what you post too much to contemplate your losing posting privileges, and bandwidth is expensive; we don´t want to waste it. [You talkin´ to me?!]

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dman, 7/29/2014 11:35:23 AM     (No. 9944547)

Those who argue against term limits insist that voters can simply vote them out.

But they rarely do. Thad and Lamar(!) are among many cases in point.

Part of the problem is that party election committees are "stacked" to support incumbents.

"Strategic voting" is a way to fight back.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: The Maggster, 7/29/2014 12:03:34 PM     (No. 9944612)

Mark Levin´s book, The Liberty Amendments shows the way. Article V of the Constitution is our only true recourse. Time´s a-wasting.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/29/2014 1:48:17 PM     (No. 9944827)

Being a veteran is not a profession, but being a lawyer is and that´s where the problem lies, as those lawyers can bound back and forth between their law firms and politics anytime they wish, while other Americans cannot do that.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mushroom, 7/29/2014 3:01:40 PM     (No. 9944958)

My main concern on term limits is that it simply bounces the power down a rung to the career bureaucrat accountable to NO ONE.
They just nod and tell the elected rep that they will be here long after the elected is gone and that is how things are supposed to work.
Nope. Not buying term limits.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/29/2014 3:14:03 PM     (No. 9944980)

No term limits has yielded the kind of government we now enjoy. It´s music to the ears of the crony capitalists.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KTWO, 7/29/2014 3:31:01 PM     (No. 9945012)

Term limits are the only answer. Tough ones constructed to frustrate evasion. Maybe 20 years combined total in any elected or appointed office.

Some will object and say we can´t struggle on without the guidance - the "institutional memory" - of the pols who stay in office decade after decade. I´ll take my chances about that.

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