Monday, July 20, 2009

Term Limits for REAL Change

In the next national elections Americans have an opportunity to begin thinning the herd by voting everyone up for reelection out. That will be a good start. However, to really take back our government it is imperative that we elect individuals who are willing to present a bill for new term limits on all elected officials and make them permanent. Politics should not be a career and these lifetime benefits have to stop. Most career politicians are millionaires when they finally retire and really don't need these benefits we are paying. For those that serve limited terms they can participate in the social security contribution program and 401K programs just like those that voted them into office. They can continue with whatever private insurance they may have been using in the private sector through the Cobra plan just like the rest of us when we change jobs. Candidates must be from a variety of occupations and not just lawyers. Currently about 90 percent of those in DC have been or are lawyers. Another thing I would like to see is a two year interval vote for retention or firing of supreme court justices by the people and a maximum service of 8 years. These positions of final legal power definitely should not be lifetime positions. Government is by the people and for the people, not an elite class of folks removed from the real world. Check out the following websites:

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