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An Independent Voters View: A Strong Case for Term Limits
Hey Folks! (That’s Georgia for Hello). As always I hope this finds you in good health and cheer. For my American friends pictured below is your house of representatives in action. For my foreign friends this picture may help explain why we mistrust our own representatives so. The man at the microphone, is the Republican Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr, R-Norwalk he is speaking during the budget deliberations in the House of Representatives, now understand the budget was supposed to be passed by the 1st of October, but since the congress has been so ‘busy’ they had to vote to make temporary appropriations and delay the budget until 1 November (this will probably occur again soon).
What you may have noticed by now is Rep Barbara Lambert, D-Milford, and Rep Jack F Hennessy D-Bridgeport, playing solitaire on their laptops, Also two more unidentified Democrats (like Parliament the like parties sit together); One is checking Facebook, and the other is checking baseball scores. Now before them is also looming a 1900+ page healthcare bill that they all say they don’t have time to read so they will vote on it in the blind.
Folks, I do not believe this is just a Democrat Problem I
would be willing to bet there were folks on the right side of the chamber
similarly engaged. I do not trust any of them farther than I can throw them,
(oh what a joy it would be to be allowed to figure out how far that is).Though I am not repeat not advocating violence in any way. (Emphasis for US Secret Service)
We pay these people in excess of $150,000.00 per year, offer them first class ‘Cadillac’ Health care plans (over 30 to choose from), and a lifetime retirement that takes effect after 6 years (3 terms for the house and 1 term for the senate). This might well be worth it (I’ll leave it to others to argue that point) if they would actually do their job to some minimal acceptable standard. How many of you could pull this off during a meeting with your Boss, or during a business meeting were the subject was “How are we gonna operate the business next year?”
If this is not a clear and present reason to adopt term limits in our constitution, what will be?
I want to thank my good friend Max for bringing this to my attention. I strongly recommend you use the link below and let your congressman know what you think of this, along with Speaker Pelosi (D), and Rep John Boehner (R).