Do you think Trump will push for Term Limits to shake up Congress?

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  1. RJ Schwartz profile image93
    RJ Schwartzposted 19 months 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 the amount of time someone should be able to serve or not?  Why?

    Term Limits can actually limit Presidential Power - creating less of a "relationship" between lawmakers and the Oval Office - Instead of spending all their time trying to get re-elected, they could actually be working to better America.

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  2. jackclee lm profile image81
    jackclee lmposted 19 months ago

    I am counting on it. It was one of the contract with his voters. Also Ted Cruz is suppoting it from the Senate side.

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
      bradmasterOCcalposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Instead of 2 terms for the pres - I would make it one 6 yr term. 3 term limit for rep, and 2 term limit for senate. A 4 yr presidency is really only productive in the 1st 2 yr. then it is reelection then next 2 yrs, Do the math on 6yr presidency.

  3. mike102771 profile image82
    mike102771posted 19 months ago

    President Trump can push, insist, demand and scream at the top of his voice for term limits. The president has no control over congress or the senate. It will take a majority in both the house and senate maybe even an amendment to the constitution to make term limits happen. How many people do you know who will vote to remove themselves from office? Maybe if we grandfathered the current congress/senate making them safe from term limits then they would vote for them? A long-term solution (or a solution that take a long time).  Also, IMHO I would think a politician term limited would spend his/her last year trying to insure a future income out of office (can anyone say a larger lobbyist force?). If you want reduce the amount of time on being reelected then why not lengthen terms from 2 to 4 years congress, from 6 to 8 years senate (I am not suggesting this nor do I support it)?

    1. RJ Schwartz profile image93
      RJ Schwartzposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Don't you think with Trump's knack for speaking directly to the people, he can influence it?  I do

    2. mike102771 profile image82
      mike102771posted 19 months agoin reply to this

      No, I don't think President Trumps direct speaking can change law or influence congress to give up unlimited terms. It would take a major majority movement in the people to change that and I just don't see that happening in our divided society

    3. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
      bradmasterOCcalposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      What president Trump can do is influence the voters, and the voters can influence congress. And that is the way it is designed to work. What have the professional elected pensioners done for the country? Declined the US, bottomed at 2008, failed 911.

    4. gregas profile image82
      gregasposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Politicians are the only jobs that the employees get to approve their own pay raises and benefits. That needs to change along with the term limits and that should be the choice of WE THE PEOPLE. And actually, that is why we the people voted for Trump

    5. mike102771 profile image82
      mike102771posted 19 months agoin reply to this

      No amount to talking is going to get the congress to let go of their unlimited terms. It will require 38 of the 50 states (57 if your Obama) to ratify a constitutional amendment creating term limits.

    6. gregas profile image82
      gregasposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Michael, that is exactly why it should be left up to we the people. If you had job security on the line and depending on your own vote, would you vote against it????

    7. mike102771 profile image82
      mike102771posted 19 months agoin reply to this

      There are a lot of things that should be left up to the people. We just don't have a Gov that is setup that way.  We the people vote in the incumbent 96% of the time. Re-electing people we don't trust.

    8. gregas profile image82
      gregasposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Michael, in the past there hasn't been anyone that would even attempt to make changes. Trump seems to be the one bring this to light. We can at least hope something happens to start changing the way our government can be run.

    9. mike102771 profile image82
      mike102771posted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Hope can be a good thing, but for real change you need action. Hoping one man can change the country reminds me of Obama's rhetoric. We the people need to act not hope for change.

    10. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
      bradmasterOCcalposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      We the people have been loyal sheep for their party. Until the voters put their country before their party, nothing will change. We don't really need constitutional amendments. We just need voters to vote out the nesters.

    11. mike102771 profile image82
      mike102771posted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Voting out incumbents would be a start just not a long-term solution. Apathy is what keeps people voted in 96% of the time. Preventative measures will insure lack of retention (keep the sheep from doing something baaaad).

  4. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 19 months ago

    Good idea, I hope he does! It really should be that way instead of paying deadbeat troublemakers for life!

  5. MizBejabbers profile image91
    MizBejabbersposted 19 months ago

    I don't think it will happen. I used to think it was a good idea until I saw the results of term limits in state government. In my state it accomplished very little besides expediting the corruption and making the lobbyists more powerful. All we did was to shut the barn door after the horses got out. A couple of longtime politicians went to prison and one died, then we had a bunch of inexperienced newbies who wasted no time letting the lobbyists into their pockets to deal with. If we were to term limit Congress, I hope people will ride herd on them more closely than they do the ones who've been in so long.
    In theory it is a good idea, but until politicians can give up their selfish greed, it is just jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Please study up on the states and the results from term limits before y'all push this idea.

    1. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Someone will demand proof and there isn't enough room for  links, google them if interested:  Fmr. St. Treas. Martha Shoffner got 30 mos. fed pen., State Sen. Jon woods, State Rep. Michah Neal and lobbyist Rusty Cranford are others.

 
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