The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity (future generations) on a large scale… Thomas Jefferson
Since Tax Day 2009 politician have been going deaf. The Washington State Legislature didn’t have the votes for a sales tax increase, but how long did that last? What other taxes have they raised?! The US Congress continues to increase the debt ceiling instead of instituting reasonable spending cuts. A reasonable person would conclude the majority of incumbents don’t care about our children’s and grandchildren’s futures.
There is something we can do and it must come from “we the people.” Support for this idea is common to the vast majority of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans. It is TERM LIMITS for both Federal and State legislatures. Congress passed term limits for the Presidency but they forgot to do the same for themselves. Now it is our turn to institute term limits for Congress.
A (Constitutional) amendment (for Congressional Term Limits) could never achieve the blessing of Congress; it could be initiated only by the States… Dwight D. Eisenhower
The American political scene NEEDS Term Limits! Concentrated power subverts good governance. Occasionally we get good Congressmen elected but the longer our incumbents stay in D.C. the more most of them are corrupted and slide into fiscal irresponsibility. The cure is term limits.
Term limits would cure both senility and seniority – both terrible legislative diseases… Harry S. Truman
So join in the effort. Turn your anger into action and let’s force term limits on our Congressman. It is time to clean the House and the Senate and term limits is the ticket. We know they will claim that experienced legislators are to valuable to let go. My response is the same as Reagan’s
Professional politicians like to talk about the value of experience in government. Nuts! The only experience you gain in politics is how to be political… Ronald Reagan