Donald Trump just announced he will pass Term Limits? Will this help him win?
At a rally today Trump spoke about a Constitutional Amendment on Term Limits for Congress. This should be supported across the asile - thoughts?
Ralph, it might push him ahead in Ohio. Maybe Arizona. Still only 29 EVs. Not enough to catch HRC. Too little, too late.
He should have been pounding this issue more since the convention. It certainly would have helped.
Here in Ohio we aren't that stupid (ok, maybe Browns fans). Most know that the President can't pass laws. He might as well promise to change the laws of gravity as add term limits to congress.
MC - in theory I agree, but what the president wants (like Obamacare) he usually gets, right?
Michael, the cubbies are coming, hope your ready.
Obamacare didn't effect congress who have gov healthcare for free. Had they been forced to give up their healthcare and join it maybe it would't have happened. These are the same people who voted themselves pay raises for doing such a good job.
It can't hurt, the only people that are against term limits are career politicians, their families and special interests (and Leslie).
(funny how that phrase brings to mind the phrase career criminals)
Sooooooo...we have a man running for office
who isn't (and can never be) a career politician,
who can't be bought by special interests,
who pledges to make America great again (while we know it isn't anywhere near as great as it used to be), a man who knows how to create jobs and build business.
What's to not vote for? I'll tell you,
A woman who is a career politician
Who has a history of scandals, not just a couple but a multitude
who has endangered national security
who has lied on many occasions to the government, law enforcement, families of the deceased and to all Americans with a straight face.
who has taken money from foreign countries for pay to play
And these are just the tips of the iceberg of corruption she is involved in.
You see if you want to stop corruption,representatives interested solely in their own advancement and lust for power, the selling out of our freedoms to global interests stopping career politicians like Hillary Clinton and those career politicians that help to make her career possible is impossible without term limits, the best place to start.
erm. he said at that dinner last night that he shmoozes with politicians, goes to their houses for dinner, buys laws and get out of jail passes, etc. hes in the club. term limits means a gvt of amateurs, like trump.
And look where the career politicians have gotten us.
personally i still say its business. citizens united, people like trump buying tax laws for himself, ALEC, koch bros...they need reigning in, more so than politicians, imo. money needs to go! overturn citizens united, limit lobbiests and special int$
Any politician found guilty of taking bribes should immediately be fired and replaced. As it is now bribes are a way of life in the halls of Congress.
and what of the people who offer them? its like wanting to punish foreign workers, but never the employers who hire them.
how about offering money is a jail sentence?
Oh so people who offer bribes are the reason politicians accept them? Career politicians need the money to keep getting elected, not for their constituents but to have a career, they create nothing Leslie&bejabbers, two peas in a pod.
I agree Leslie. They should both face serious penalties.
well, the lure of money is pretty hard to resist. and once you get in its clutches. i imagine its hard to get out. and ill play your game...just because the law allows billionaires to not pay taxes, why dont they ignore it and pay their share?
Leslie name one person you know that doesn't take every legal tax deduction they can. Why pay more than you owe?
are you serious? you really think its ok that a billionaire pays zero, while a school teacher and firefighter must make up the difference? thats why we have no middle class.theyve had to foot the bill while BILLIONAIRES mooch.and include religion too
Nobody says that is fair. Our government set these conditions, that need to be changed, but if the laws say you can deduct certain things, you take advantage of it. You would be a fool not too.
Leslie I never said it was ok. I don't like them getting special deductions either. It was our elected representatives who made this possible for them to pay less than their fair share.
well no ones putting a gun to their heads. they are freely saying screw you to america w plenty of peoples blessings...since theyre voting for one. leona helmsly was right, and its been trickle up all along. redistribution to the top!
Leslie, do you mean to tell me you don't take any deductions YOU can? That would probably make you the only one.
if i was a billionaire and worked and schemed not to pay taxes, id need my head examined. that is a mental illness, imo. were not talking working families who barely get by. these are billionaires! there is something wrong w them to need it all! imo
Leslie, the only fair way would be a national sales tax with no deductions for anyone. When you spend a dollar you pay your taxes. I could live with that.
sure, then the biz men would be gifting cars to all their rich friends! and youd have to have money to buy things to fund the gvt. that means biz would have to pay more than 7.25 an hr. and only a fool would do that if not legally bound to, right?
Leslie, when they bought those expensive cars to give to their friends they would pay tax on the cars. What would be wrong with that?
i dont think it would be enough to fund our gvt. a lot of people cant afford big purchases and youd need a lot of them. i llke the graduated income tax. and i think the loopholes should be closed.
But those who work for cash like drug dealers and prostitutes would have to start paying taxes when they buy things. There would be lots of taxes paid by many who pay nothing now.
we pay sales tax on anything we buy....do you mean make drugs legal and tax them? im all for that.
We pay state and local sales tax. The Federal sales tax would take the place of Federal income tax they withhold from your paycheck. What kind of drugs would you legalize?
all of them. put them trough tests, no lacing or adding junk. tax and regulate, no more imprisoning people for drugs.
Leslie legalization of all drugs would be insane. I can't agree with you on this.
But....you choose the worst possible candidate out of the Republican field in terms of temperament, judgement and character. His inability to shut his piehole for FIVE FREAKIN' MINUTES has crushed his campaign. During the primaries, I warned.
Corporate personhood & money as speech = legalized bribery which forces pols to beg 4 campaign $. Pols rig system on behalf of wealthy donor class bc political survival demand it.
Solution = campaign finance reform, ranked voting, ban gerrymander
Will it attract many liberals and conservatives upset at the decades long politicians that ignore them? Yes.
Will it make a difference with the federal bureaucracy so large that it lets the President essentially ignore Congress and enact policy from de facto illegal alien amnesty to transgender special rights? No.
He actually said something to that effect at the very beginning of the primaries and that is just one of the reasons I would love to see him win. But, announcing it now won't help him with the already career politicians. This is something this country really needs. END career politicians AND career 'families'.
We have term limits. They are called elections. Every 2, 4, and 6 years we go to our local fire station, church, community center, or school and participate in a revolt to change our government. If we don't like the result, we get a chance to do it again in 2, 4, or 6 years.
Precisely. One only needs to show up and vote and if the majority of their district/state agrees they can end the encumbent's term. Most people need to learn about gerrymandering and change that. It would in turn change the office holders.
Now you are talking C.E. There are computer programs that will take all the information gathered from the census and kick out congressional districts - free of politics. I'd love to see someone introduce that legislation!!!!
Kathleen Cochran I could not agree more with you. We have term limits now if people would use their heads and vote for the best candidates rather than the party they belong to. Voter ignorance and apathy is our biggest enemy.
Do we don't have term limits, if we did have true term limits then they couldn't keep running, the POTUS has 2 term limit, and that's what Trump is talking about.
Do you know who is this best candidate or are it the ones with the biggest advertising budget that get air time and newspaper ads? I'm not from the US, this presidential debate looks like one big commericial and some Jerry Springer 'debates'.
Most people are unaware, perhaps they've forgotten, or maybe they're just members of that Party that won't be bothered with facts, however back in 1995 the Supreme Court ruled thusly: WASHINGTON, May 22— The Supreme Court ruled today that in the absence of a constitutional amendment, neither states nor Congress may limit the number of terms that members of Congress can serve. ... Four versions of a proposed term-limits amendment failed in the House of Representatives on March 29  after months of debate.
Trump won't pass term limits unless he succeeds in getting a new amendment to the Constitution through both houses with the required 2/3 member's votes of each House, and then ratified by 2/3 of the states.
Anyone who votes for Trump for this issue alone will be disappointed. He will still not appeal to the educated because they know it's not easy to pass a new amendment. The uneducated will vote for him on this issue because they don't know SCOTUS already ruled against this 21 years ago, and they don't know just how hard it is to get a new amendment passed.
We already have term limits. All people have to do is persuade their friends and neighbors to their way of thinking and then go out and vote against the incumbent. If most people agree to limit the incumbent's terms by voting him/her out, their gone.
C.E...""that party that won't be bothered with facts"..LOL! U crack me up. I love it. Ever get so tired & worn out by certain things, the only thing more U can do is laugh or cry? UR sense of subtle humor was just what I needed.
YOU should have written the jokes 4 last night's dinner! People wouldn't be able 2 move today, they'd be so worn out from laughing! Some were OK funny, but it was ruined by the knife fight. & we know it won't be over when it's over, now don't w
Evidently Clark's in the party that won't be bothered with facts.Fact is that decision was 5-4 constitutionalists dissenting.IfDT's elected he'll appt constitutionalists,that court could reverse that ruling.Never trust a liberal's viewpoint
correction: he'll appoint justices who satisfy the ultra right. they interpret based on religion, which is un constitutional on its face!
DTMB, wake up, you're pipe dreaming again. Have yourself some sardines, liver, & spinach. They encourage intelligence. Trump is a pedophile. Are You with him? Thanks Paula. This is the worst circus I've ever seen. A Jerry Springer Production.
You're all cracking me up! Love you ladies!
Clark, I can only assume someone supporting Hillary is a person of such low esteem they would relate to being married to a man who not only has been in a dozen adulterous affairs but been accused of multiple sexual assaults and rape.
DTMB, assumptions are wrong 99.9% of the time-like stereotypes. Stop assuming-use your brain. After years of assumptions it may still work-at least try. Step out of character & get facts. They're NOT as scary as you Republicans think.
I doubt that it will help him win but it will rattle some folks in Washington.
Well, assuming he becomes president, which he won't, he won't have the power to pass term limits. Only Congress can do that. He can send a bill to them, but the House and the Senate would have to vote on it.
Fat chance that they'll pass it.
But isn't that the "me" against the "establishment" scenario he's setting up? Congress will be between the Rock and hard place where the voters can see who refuses to pass the law.
where have you been? theyve been doing this since bo was elected by we the invisible, not important, your votes dont matter people!!!
And how do you know he won't win? Do you have a crystal ball? He'll just froze over by the way...the Cubs are in the World Series.or didn't you hear that.
Ralph, I think Congress has been sitting on their hands for quite a while now. We can already see who doesn't pass laws, and who refuses to vote on Supreme Court nominees.
Yes, Congress has been sitting on their hands. A good thing when the laws they might pass would be bad ones. In that case I'll take inaction from Congress.
only problem is, we voted for obamas ideas to be implemented.what right does congress have to nullify our votes? and obama won the presidency, which has perks, like appointing people he wants.what right does congress have to obstruct his everymove?
Congress has its own powers, and no president has the Constitutional authority to tell Congress what it has to do....can't override Congressional powers. Beside, Congress is elected by people too.
I was just about to say that! People think the President has all this power, and he does have certain executive powers, but the President can't just pass an amendment to the Constitution. It has to go through both the House and Senate first.
welp, trump said that on his first day, he would sign 25 executive orders, basically erasing everything obama has done. so much for balance of power. or let me guess: this is looked on as good by trumpeteers? nullify our votes, erase all 8 years.usa!
And what about Obummer's executive orders Leslie?? That's something he actually did (not said he would do). Obummer has been a sorry president in so many ways.
yes, what about them. republicans have called him a tyrant for using them. so what does that say about trump? republican presidents who use them? oh let me guess: trump and republicans have a right to use them. they are REAL presidents, not fake ones
As long as they're not used to usurp current laws or to substantially change current laws, nothing wrong with executive orders.
well, tell the republicans that. theyve threateaned to impeach obama over them.
Hahaha... hell no... it will make those political stooges entrenched in the system (on both sides of the aisle) more determined to oppose him than ever... you know, the people who pull strings in the states, the Electoral College, that decides who becomes President...
No... Trump will win the popular vote (minus the illegal immigrant, fraudulent computer programmed, and dead people votes) but that isn't going to matter one bit... not any more than it did during the Democrat Primary for Bernie.
sanders didnt win the popular vote, hillary did. and she got more votes than trump too. i know the boys club hates to lose to a female....get used to it.
Power to women, right?
Ignore the corruption, callousness, flip flopping on every issue simply to take up whatever side of the issue will win her the most votes, and any of her questionable actions in and out of politics. ... insert eyeroll here
who are you talking about? trump? and guess what we really ignored? torture, war profiteering, gulf war syndrome, depleted uranium, burning children w cigarrettes, making moms watch their boys be raped, forcing prisoners to stand in sewage- scottfree
Leslie, you must still be talking about Hillary. Hmmm
nope. buschco 2000-2008. i know cons like to say oh its over forget that stuff, look what WE have on hillary. no. i dont forget the horror that was bush. particularly since you all want to repeat it, on steroids. so keep the psyop going. i dont buy
Leslie, so your saying that all these tax loophole bills that favor the rich were passed while Bush was President? You might want to check that out a little more.
no, im saying those who use them have no love for america.
gw actually passed earned income tax credits, bless his heart. too bad he in bed w neocons.
Leslie everyone I know including myself and probably you use every legal tax deduction they can to reduce their taxes. Only a fool would not do that. The key word here is "legal" tax deduction. The rich get some we don't qualify for.
but ill bet you need to. you dont make billions do you? what need does a billionaire have to keep more money? is it some kind of game? and so then, it only follows that a pol would be a fool to turn down a bribe, right?
Leslie, are you saying that you don't take the legal deductions allowed by our current tax code? I find that hard to believe it that is true.
h and r block does my taxes. its pretty simple. i own a house and a car. i get child tax credit and earned income credit. last year was first i paid income tax since divorce. but if i had billions, they could take a couple, id never notice
So you did take the allowable deductions in the form of tax credits. Good for you because you should.
yeah, but i paid taxes, he didnt! and still he gets to live his ultra wealthy life. how you compare my income supporting 4 people with a billionaire is really beyond me. and i have to work 2 jobs to do it. im proud to support a tax payer for prez!
Leslie I suggest you watch the link below, tune in at around 6:30 minutes and let it run for a few, relax, and accept reality for what it is.
no thanks.another hillary hater.they are a dime a dozen. listen, ive made up my mind! no amount of propaganda is going to change it.i dont believe the right wing story. its made up.a fairy tale they tell each other that soothes them like a warm baba.
I realize that Leslie, that was evident weeks ago. None the less, what makes him so funny is he is absolutely, 100% accurate in his assessment, if you can't laugh at the reality the jokes are based on, that's your loss.
i might have watched had he not started in on the malicious treatment given to others so common to right wingers worldwide. as it is, i have zero use nor respect for anyone who begins a conversation that way. vile meaness. count me out.
Nothing vile or mean about him... he is a just making comedy out of what is. Your choosing to be blind to certain realities will not change them any... the fact that you can't enjoy the comedy of it, he gets on Trump just as bad, is sad really.
nah. nothing funny about calling someone a felon whose not a felon.just an exercise in self righteous claptrap so common these days. nor is child rape funny in any way. you have chosen. you are with trump. that makes you one of them. sorry! u taken
The idea of term limits, on its surface, seems like a good thing because most people so despise politicians. However, if somebody is doing a good job, why shouldn't he or she be able to continue to do that job? And aren't the voters smart enough to make their own decisions? If the voters don't like somebody, then they'll vote them out. Term limits are choice and freedom limits.
What happens to career politicians is that money becomes such a critical factor in their continued employment that they spend an inordinate amount of time fundraising. If there were some way to get money out of politics, there would be no need to talk about term limits. In other words, if newcomers could get in politics and compete with incumbents, there would be more turnover. But because big money is what keeps politicians in power, incumbents have a huge advantage.
It would be nice if the people were smart enough to vote the bad ones out. But they keep voting the same ones in time after time. And yes, career politicians do get power and money hungry, that is exactly why they need term limits. You argued your ow
so who will limit the lobbyists and special interests? you will have politucians w no idea how the game is played being conned by experienced power brokers out for their own interest. its not only politics thats corrupt.
That's the whole point with term limits the games can't be played,w/o the prospect of a career based on special interest's money representatives are less likely to sell their souls for one term of "power"One term politics limits corruption
maybe. but the lobbiests and specisl interests will still be playing those games...with amateurs. i dont know, its worth a try. i just want money and ideology OUT
There is nothing amateurish about exercising character and morality which is the root of the issue. Term limits would help to give us politicians with better motivations, like putting their constituents before themselves.
once again, what of the lobbiests? the special intersts who wield such power? where are the limits on them?
Until big money is somehow controlled, term limits will do no more than assure that monied newbies are elected who are beholden to the people who paid to get them into office.
Leslie is right. The lobbyists control the politicians. With term limits, the naive newcomers are more easily influenced by quick, big money.
Leslie is right? Leslie has never been right. Bejabbers you never fail to entertain. If all newcomers are naive then the only thing that changes is if they are bought they are removed in a term. Otherwise ur way the lobbyists keep then in.
you sound very naive. here is the truth; experience matters. you get better with time. sending newbies into a complicated job like gvt is nuts. every summer, i get a batch of newbies to train. i PRAY that someone with experience will return!
There are many who could do an equally good job. The opportunity should be shared in order to avoid a power base. Voters get complacent. TLs would protect us from our own laziness. If voters choose TLs, it becomes an expression of choice and freedom.
It won't. Donnie's likely defeat on November 8th will come despite laying out his policies in some detail - which was a good move. However, his inability to control his mouth (I'm not talking about the 2005 tape) has derailed his campaign. This inability to reign it in was CLEAR during the primaries, and Republicans, unwisely, continued to vote for him. It was a vote they'll regret when they see the corrupt, leftist Clinton take the election. I warned my fellow Republicans (I registered Republican just to vote in the primaries) to look at Trump's temperament, his judgement, and yes, his character....most Republicans refused to do it. And now, because of the unwise decision to nominate Trump, Republicans have signed on to 4 more years of Obummer-like policies, and actually, 4 years of Obummer-like policies on steroids. Oh yeah, way to go Republicans!!!!
From what I've watched live . He has no policies and he runs his mouth like a school yard bully . I am so glad I don't live in USA. I think he has a true personality disorder . A man who lives like him is not for any country but for himself .
And so I guess you have no opinion on Hillary? In comparison she is ten times worse than what your impression, and that is all it is, of who DT is.This Q&A is about his policy of term limits or didn't you notice, that's a policy.
DTMB: It's mind numbing to watch HC supporters assert that she's a qualified candidate; she's not. She'll be awful if she indeed wins. The only sign I see that some have backed off from her is that she has NEVER polled 50% or more.
lol! a senator, sec of state is not qualified. you know what i think? she lacks the proper plumbing.
hmmm. i think her character and temperament seem fine. could you elaborate?
See Leslie doesn't care about all HIllary's failures and no accomplishments as Senator and SOS, lying, lying about lying, scandals out the wazoo, ALL she cares about is she has had titles and the "proper" (in her mind) plumbing.
Leslie: Her character and temperament have been discussed ad nauseam on HP questions, but you ignore it because of partisan policy choices.
really? all i ever see is emails, benghazi, cheater bill. enabler? is that what you mean? or the fact she stayed w him? speaks to a woman in love. OOOOOOOO DEVIL!!!!
Don't care about her staying with Cheater Bill, but otherwise - oh yes, believe it. Rotten character and poor temperament. Yep.
Yes, exactly what I was thinking Leslie! Two peas in a pod eh?
yes, because i just read that a trump super pac tried to take 2 mil from a chinese billionaire (illegal), said trump would "remember him" if elected (illegal), but knew since it wasnt wikileaks, no one would care. pay for play! o cmon, its just boys
So if true, he's just as guilty as she is! But I'll bet you don't give a rip. And I don't like Trump anyway.
like how you say IF when it comes to trump, but repeat accusations against hillary as if written in stone. interesting
How will you like it if I wait to hear the details? Once I know more, I'll make my determination, and I guarantee you that if it's valid (as the wikileaks indeed are) I'll say so. But I bet you don't give a rip about HC's corruption...
after the bush adm, bush father adm, reagan adm, watching those treasonous criminals guliani and oliver north on tv as some sort of heros-cheney at cpac with them screaming for him to be prez-nothing anyone does will ever matter. im for america: dems
good. all these republican crooks are still running around. 2000 is not ancient history. you want to talk justice? start there. you want me to care after what they got away with? i dont operate that way. sauce for goose,sauce for gander. romneysaidit
You've admitted that you don't care HC is corrupt -you KNOW she's corrupt now, before voting for her, but you don't care. Yep.
nooo, i dont believe shes corrupt. but i know the bush adm was, and NOTHING was done about it. 6 yrs, repubs said go f yourself. obama/pelosi said theyre not putting america through an investigation. so, whatever you say, accuse, demand..been there!!
Evidently Leslie knows more about Bush than she does about Hillary, the crook she supports who by the way has to win the election or else she will be indicted for her crimes. Leslie will be blaming Bush even while Hillary is behind bars.
evidently, you slept thru bushco. and btw, which came first? precedent set. you let republicans get away with murder, you cant then expect anyone to believe your accusations about anyone else. justice is not a republican. and neither is god.
You're in denial Leslie. Clear as day, you're in denial.
of your world view. just as you are of mine. what i hear does not match what i see. nor do i get that "knowing" about hillary. whereas, when i heard on c span that wellstone was killed. "they killed him" was 1st thought. same as 9/11. "they did this"
no not of his world view or mine,u r in denial of all the facts,not just one or a few, ur world view is to point to other wrong doing (imagined wrong doing) to justify your "master's" wrong doing.HRC is your puppet master pulling ur strings
oh i see. bushs wrongdoing is imagined. hillarys is fact. and you think your world view is the only one that matters. got it. & this country has had to suffer under it. you are supposed to bow to the will of the people, not bend it to yours.me m
Leslie, deflection will do you no good. You've repeatedly demonstrated that you don't care about HC's corruption. Bravo for you!
i dont believe it. just as you dont care about trump. didnt care about bush. so dont put these standards on me that dont apply to you!
I never said "I don't care about Bush, don't care about Trump". Stop putting words in my mouth! You've made it clear though, that you don't care about HC's corruption. By the way - I'm not a Trump supporter, so stop insinuating that I am.
and for the umpteenth time, i dont believe the corruption stories about her! just because you do doesnt mean everybody else does. i dont care about something that isnt there. is that clear?
Burying your head in the sand won't stop a republican congress from impeachment hearing
thats why were voting those b*st**ds out, too.how DARE THEY. let republicans off the hook, go after democrats. to the tune of billions of dollars, than cut programs for the disabled and vets, cause were broke. HOW DARE THEY! they need 2 go..yesterday
What does any of that have to do w Hillary? Fear-mongering GOP when Hillary herself a conservative corporatist is...amusing. "How dare they"? How dare she!
And who's getting voted out? Incumbents win like 90%. What/who are you even talking about?
we'll find out on election day. YOU may say theyre all the same. i dont. every single r voted for citizens u. every single dem, not. r platform anti abortion, dem pro choice. so enough w trying to paint all w same brush. tax rich vs tax breaks rich
The American people continue to support term limits to decrease what is seen as widespread government corruption with a national poll (2013) finding 75% of voters supported term limits. This was seen in this year’s congressional elections as both Democrats & Republicans won primaries after signing a pledge to work for term limits sometimes making the difference in defeating an opponent who didn’t sign. In the presidential campaign several of the Republican candidates included this issue in their platforms. though Trump originally sidestepped the issue when asked about it on CBS’s Face the Nation.
Trump now endorses term limits incorporating the main stream issue into his claim of rigged elections. His proposal was part of a larger “ethics package,” which included a 5 year ban on former elected officials lobbying on behalf of other candidates.
Interestingly, this package was presented hours after President Obama told Trump during a speech to stop “whining” about rigged elections & s focus on the issues. This amidst dismissals even by members of his own party with Republican governors publicly saying there are no signs of corruption in their states' voting systems.
So it seems that his last minute ethics package including a pledge to impose term limits was a quick attempt to disprove the President’s comments suggesting he is simply whining before the fact to give him an excuse if he loses and that he is not addressing the issues instead focusing more on attacking and discrediting Hilary Clinton. This is something that has come across to many of the American people despite his own supporters seeming to be further swayed by his arguments, further polarizing his supporters and Clinton’s supporters. As the issue of term limits only seems to be further influencing his own supporters it does not seem as if he will get many new votes based on this issue.
While the majority of the American people may support term limits, it is not a top issue for them during this election. In a Pew Poll (2016), the 5 most important issues during this campaign were (in order) the economy, terrorism, foreign policy health care & gun policy. Breaking it down by Clinton & Trump supporters, the two groups ranked the same issues as most important which were (in order) the economy, terrorism, immigration, foreign policy and health care. Term limits did not appear on either list. This further suggests that term limits alone are not likely to win Trump many new voters.
Some very good comments but I think when it comes to insulting and trying to discredit your opponent Hillary has him beat hands down. Where are her great things she is going to do besides make more companies leave the U.S and cause more unemployment
i heard a pol today. he said the first year in office, youre just getting your stuff together, learning the job. then, since you only have a 2 yr term, you have to spend all the next year raising money! shtupid
I disagree, Norma. Hillary stays on topic, Trump tantrums. When behind he aggressively attacks; Hillary, the media for election rigging. He will repeal she will fix & build on. She doesn't just present a plan she says how she will accomplish it.
It is a desperate move, a little too late ! Congress makes the laws! not the President, even if he wins ( it will be a miracle) as of today~
Good statement so why does everyone think Hillary is going to save the country with all her ideas. Is she above needing the approval of Congress? Lets face it as it is sad when they are all our great country has to offer.
trump doesnt think its great. why not bash him instead of hillary? she thinks were already great.
Hillary only thinks when it pays her foundation money - she's a human slot machine
well guess what? the more she makes, the more her country gets. she pays her taxes to america.
Hopefully it will. It is a wonderful idea. Would keep Government fresh, and on the level.
No. Hillary is terrible. But Trump will lose in a landslide. And term limits are a bad idea. The people should be able to elect whoever we want to represent us. That's the point of self-governance. And if the people in congress are a perpetual stream of newbs then unelected and unaccountable lobbyists, advisers, and senior staffers are the grizzled vets showing the young pups in congress how things work in DC.
We need a 28th Amendment to get money out of politics so politicians are no longer beholden to the wealthy donor class and begin to work oh behalf of their constituents.
overturn citizens united. hillary clinton. break up the big banks. hillary clinton. reinstate glass steagall. hillary clinton. more tax cuts for the uber rich. donald trump
Citizens United repeal is dark money only- weak sauce. She won't break up banks. She's for Wall St, TPP & permanent tax holiday
She wants no-fly in Syria to instigate WWIII w Russia who she blames for cyber attack obfuscating email leak revelatio
i blame russia too. think its obvious! and you have no crystal ball.remember, all the phychics have been wrong: no one took their guns. theyre not in fema camps. and so far obama hasnt become emperor of the world or the antichrist.stupid witch hunt
I have no "crystal ball" but Russia "obvious"? Y? Bc govt said? Like WMDs? Tonkin?
Even if Russia hack, wikileaks 100% authentic
Dems evade: debate cheat, public/private, pro-KXL, pro-TPP, $2play, quidpq, campaign/PAC coordinatn, State/CF coord
no because our intelligence said so. and so did swedish intelligence when they were bombarded with false stories around NATO. you do know the kgb,just like our cia or israels mossad? putin wants NATO gone.puton wants trump for prez.trump praises vlad
And? Intel IS the untrustworthy govt; Sweden in Five Eyes Intel network w US.
Y'all Hillbots hilarious. Hiding behind Putin redscare bs doesn't change Hillary's actions. Only 2 more weeks of screaming Trump! @ every mention of Hillary's shoddiness.
then she'll be president, hopefully with a dem congress and this nightmare will end.
Hillary's corruption won't disappear Nov 9. Republican house will impeach, even tho they are same- TPP, permanent corp tax holiday, SSI cuts, Syria & Iran wars, new Cold War, Israel apartheid, fracking, pipelines, no bank reform, no single-payer.
not this time. you forget, wikileaks is not the only hacker (russian gvt). others know how to hack too.you think maybe some of those teabaggers are dirty? is the sky blue? they are going to have their tactics used on them. theyll cease or be exposed.
Wikileaks doesn't hack; they're publishers (Guccifer 2.0 *a* hacker; Podesta lost phone in cab)
Your defense of Hillary is maybe Republicans will get hacked too? (Theyre oneinthe same) So sad...
You saying Dems should hack political opponents?
nah. just saying a foreign gvt should, and give the leaks to a democrat outfit. nothing wrong w it, right? its the way r's are playing the game. i dont see outrage from them, i see high-fives!
What is the point that you're failing to make? That Rs suck? And? That's not a defense of Hillary's terribleness- which we've all known about all along if we bothered to pay attention and which Podesta leaks confim.
i dont have to defend her, already voted for her.my job is done.i just want to level the playing field.trump and putin are behind these leaks.surely it wont bother you if hillary enlists a foreign leader to hack trump! then again,more $ for hearings
Yeah & Iraq behind 9/11 right?
Youre actively advocating WWIII w this red scare nonsense. Wikileaks has 100% authentic record. Not even Hillary points to a single fake. But u think its all bs? Based upon what? Your gut? Head firmly buried in sand
we read different things.i read that at least half are fakes.and how is it trumps man stone new about them beforehand?and russian media was tweeting about them half hour before their release.and lets not forget, hacking is AGAINST THE LAW. no1cares
Exactly. No one cares if Podesta got hacked (or left his phone in a cab). Or whether Stone & Assange are buds. None has to do w contents of leaked emails. And again if a single one were fake itd be everywhere. Again wikileaks 100% authentic recor
oh really? i think how they got them is very relevant. did stone find them in that cab? did trump buy them? and how come russia knew beforehand? you might not mind illegally leaking selected items about clinton because you cant stand her. whos next?
I fail to see your point. These are the most powerful people on the planet. Far as I'm concerned all their non-personal communications should be subject to foia request. You prefer backroom deals in smoke-filled rooms to govt transparency?
i believe in privacy. for everybody. and if wiki is 100% certified, how come the republicans havent been prosecuted, since wikileaks said they stole the election in 2000?dont remember that on media 24/7.and you see trump pushing wiki info...complicit
What? Weak Al Gore conceded & Wikileaks wasn't around.
So ur a big privacy advocate now? You defend Trump not releasing tax returns or medical? Well that changes things. All this time I thought you were just a partisan zombie for dear leader...
oh no. he needs to release his tax returns. that is part of the deal. should he also release his private emails for us to read? how about the minutes of his business meetings? give me a break. dont complain about nsa spying....ever!
You seem to have a difficult time understanding the differing privacy expectations of suspicionless citizens and the people running the government/country.
Btw Hillary LOVES nsa, even called for Manhattan Project to kill all encryption. Try again...
ok, school me. which former presidential candidates had their private emails released for the world to see? why dont we demand to see rnc private info, since that is what you advocate? we wont even hack it, just turn it over, since that is our right.
I said NON-PRIVATE communications SHOULD be foia - no "right" & Wikileaks shouldnt publish private such as Podesta's risotto recipe
But of great public import are Hillary camp illegal coord w PAC, arms deals 4 CF donors, public/private positions.
ok, then lets see all of them, not the selected designed to destroy leaks. and lets get everything out there about trump.lets open it all up. as it is, the dnc was hacked, so open up the rnc as well. and trumps foreign ties and his PACs. level field
Yes, great, do that. Until then...
Hillbots have a lot to answer for, especially the way they are pushing for WWIII in effort to evade dear leader's conservative bent, criminal behavior, & dishonest portrayal of her actual, terrible policy positi
that is your opinion, not mine. and if the media wasnt owned by right wing big shots, wed already have the trump and rnc info, or they would refuse to broadcast stolen material. there is nothing new under the sun, and your buddy putin is no exception
I think this can make a difference. May be he will get a chance to be the President of US.
The idea of term limits, on its surface, seems like a good thing because most people so despise politicians. However, if somebody is doing a good job, why shouldn't he or she be able to continue to do that job? And aren't the voters smart enough to make their own decisions? If the voters don't like somebody, then they'll vote them out. Term limits are choice and freedom limits.
He will not have the power to do this, even if he wins, which he won't. He's like a little boy who thinks he can change everything the day he gets in the White House. He doesn't understand the three branches of government, or how any of the policies work. He wants to push that all off on someone else. When he asked John Kascick to be his VP, he wanted him to take care of all domestic and foreign policy. That's the whole job!
1979, reagan down by 3 points. october surprise. cia director hw bush arranges for iran to hold american hostages until after the election. carter is labeled as weak, reagan wins in a landslide. i dont put ANYTHING past them.
Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal just re-opened by the FBI as new evidence is found on Huma and Weiner's computers...October Surprise
its not a hillary scandal. how is she responsible for a husband and wife? and if youre so worried about underage sex talk, how come you dont care about underage rape?
That's probably the only reason to vote for Trump, IF he can actually get it done. IF he's not just saying it to get votes.
I'd rather try Trump than a 30 veteran of the Washington beltway who we can guarantee will make it worse.
Good thing there's more options that those two corrupt morons. Seriously, don't worry about the morons, and vote for someone that can really make America better Johnson also wants term limits. Winning one or two states can put him in the White House
That's true Matt - all Johnson has to do is keep both clowns below 270, and he has at least a shot in the House. But no 3rd party candidate has won a state sine Wallace.....
even his running mate is urging people to vote for hillary.
Matt you really think Johnson winning a couple states will put him in the white house? Never happen to start with & if no one got 270 electorals the House elects the President from the 3 Presidential candidates they'd never pick him.
by Ralph Schwartz 4 years ago
Do you think Trump will push for Term Limits to shake up Congress?There are many members of Congress who have lived most of their adult lives as elected members of Congress - clearly in defiance to what the founders intended a representative government to be. Are you in support of limiting...
by ahorseback 4 years ago
TERM LIMITS !............ The time is now . we must hit them all up on the promise of draining the swamp now , Congress , Senate and the , they must be regulated or we change absolutely nothing and all of this election and primary was for nothing !
by Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago
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by Josak 7 years ago
Some thoughts:No campaign contributions allowed all campaigns are funded by a tiny flat tax every party receives a given amount to publicize their views so long as they can get say 50 000 party members. Yearly full IRS audit for all major elected officials.A limit on legal fees for any court case...
by ahorseback 5 years ago
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by Susie Lehto 5 years ago
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