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Roll Call: Cantor Says GOP Is Eyeing Term Limits for Leadership

Majority Leader-designate Eric Cantor said Monday that House Republicans are discussing the possibility of establishing term limits for top leadership positions, an idea he said he supports.

“In the context of leadership, I am for them,” the Virginian said in response to a student’s question about term limits during a forum at American University.

Cantor said he had never taken a stance on term limits for electing Members of Congress since “the voters will turn you out as quick as they put you in if you are not responding to their will.” (Continue reading.)


Once Again, City Voters Approve Term Limits
The New York Times

Roughly half (52%) of Likely U.S. Voters say most members of Congress get reelected not because they do a good job representing the folks at home but because election rules are rigged to their benefit.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 17% feel incumbents get reelected because they do a good job representing their constituents, while 31% are undecided.  These findings show little change from April of last year. (To see survey question wording, click here).


Term Limits news from across the country

http://www.myvalleynews.com/story/52101/

http://naperville.patch.com/articles/term-limits-to-be-created-for-city-council

http://www.farragutpress.com/articles/2010/11/13263.html

http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20101103/NEWS03/11030330/Voters-hold-line-on-DA-term-limits

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/11/oregon_election_results_multno.html


52% Say Most Members Get Reelected Because Rules Are Rigged

Rasmussen Reports

Roughly half (52%) of Likely U.S. Voters say most members of Congress get reelected not because they do a good job representing the folks at home but because election rules are rigged to their benefit.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 17% feel incumbents get reelected because they do a good job representing their constituents, while 31% are undecided.  These findings show little change from April of last year. (To see survey question wording, click here).


Letter: No votes for incumbents

The Rockford Register Star

It’s time for term limits in government. It’s time to get rid of the career politicians. It’s time to let someone else play the game.

If the highest elected office in our nation has term limits, then so should every other elected position in the nation. From village boards, to county boards, to state reps, to school boards, to clerks and judges and treasurers and mayors and everyone in between.

It’s time to take back our country from the incumbents and insist on term limits. It doesn’t matter what party you stand for.


Expiration date for lawmakers

From The Washington Times

Change is coming to Washington, and there’s hope on the horizon that America will ensnare the big-government colossus that’s consuming our wealth and curtailing our liberty. But even after next week’s elections, the temptation of pay-to-play politics, in which career officeholders sell access to the public till, will remain a threat. It’s time to address the crisis of out-of-control government by imposing term limits on members of Congress who overstay their welcome on Capitol Hill.

Last year, Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, introduced a constitutional amendment to limit senators to two consecutive six-year terms and members of the House of Representatives to three consecutive two-year terms. Tea Party activism has placed the nation on the cusp of political transformation, but victory will be short-lived unless it’s accompanied by a legal mechanism for ensuring Congress is composed of citizen legislators who don’t see public service as a lifetime meal ticket.


What we need are Congressional Term Limits

From The Daily Record

It’s a decades old idea, but it’s an idea whose time has come. Our entrenched politicos will oppose it vigorously. Our nation is declining. We are plunging into debt. Our world status is in free fall. Our national culture has coarsened.

National pride is diminishing. We are fragmenting into racial, ethnic, generational, gender and economic blocs. Public discontent is soaring.