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To: Impy

Then leave out the terms limits and give them everything else. I was also thinking maybe there pay should equal how well they do their jobs.


4 posted on 03/16/2010 8:35:02 AM PDT by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: MsLady

“I was also thinking maybe there pay should equal how well they do their jobs.”

How would that be gauged? That’s very subjective. The unions would insist various terrible people are doing a great job, for them.

I’m all for eliminating their fat pensions.

But you don’t want to make the pay too low or only rich people will ever run.


7 posted on 03/16/2010 8:39:03 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: MsLady
No. Don't leave out the term limits. The democrats have pushed the country into a constitutional crisis, and now is the best time to push for a constitutional amendment that will provide some protection against any party in the future attempting another illegal, unconstitutional power-grab such as the democrats are engaged in right now.

I have never before been a fan of term limits, as I have always considered the negatives to be worse than the positives; however, the democrats have changed my mind - the benefits to retaining a few wise, responsible legislators in Congress is far, far outweighed by the dangers of allowing corrupt, feckless, and incompetent incumbents to burrow in and make a permanent home for themselves and their fellow travellers leeching off the federal taxpayer.

If it takes an amendment to the Constitution to impose the added protection of term limits, then it is time for the state legislatures to call for the convening of a Constitutional Convention to so amend the Constitution.


15 posted on 03/16/2010 9:19:49 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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