Real changes can be achieved by the voters in this country simply by voting.
The reason that we can change government for the better is that the vote can change and re-arrange the members in our dysfunctional Congress. The approval rating of Congress is about 19 percent and that pretty tells us what the voters, middle-class, and all the citizens of this country think of them.
Over the last three or four decades there have been attempts at getting laws passed to impose term limits on Congress. Of course they didn’t pass and many petitions from hundreds of thousands of people were ignored by Congress. You can’t change Congress that way. They are the Legislative Branch of the Government and they don’t want to lose their seats by voting for some term limit law that would prevent them from staying in office for the rest of their lives and becoming very comfortable—making friends in high places, reaping the rewards, and forgetting or ignore the hardships that Americans are experiencing and doing all this with a definite air of nobility and arrogance.
We as the voters do not have to tolerate this attitude any longer. There are many Congress members, which include U.S. Senators from each state and U.S. Representatives from districts within those states. The voters should consider who’s been in office much too long and simply vote for the other candidate, regardless of party affiliation, which is really not important when we are trying to save the economy and get this country back on its feet.
Each and every Congress member should be limited to a term in office that will not exceed twelve years. The easy formula is like this:
U.S. Senators’ (of which there are two from each state) Terms run 6 years x 2 terms = 12 years
U.S. Representatives’ (in your state’s district) Terms runs 4 years x 3 terms = 12 years
So, what will this prevent and how would it make the country better?
The simple answer to that question is that if the terms are limited, then they can stay in for life. Big business cannot count on them each and every year to pass legislation that sometimes has harsh consequences on American citizens, for example: credit card laws, fees, etc., and mortgage company contracts in small print, which have caused many problems in this country due to predatory lending procedures enacted by companies such as Countrywide, Wells Fargo, and the Bank of America—who, incidentally, are predatory credit card providers. They use hooks and plenty of ways to pull you in then it’s too late. When it comes to fees, they can charge you anything they want because they’ve reached our present Congress, if you know what I mean, and in turn, Congress goes along with anything that the credit card companies want. It’s like this with the drug companies fixing prices, insurance companies getting rubber-stamped approvals for extreme increases, and so on.
Each national election year, there are seats that are going to become vacant and, if we impose these term limits by voting them out if they have twelve years of service, then they don’t get too cocky and arrogant. This will perhaps make them more focused on taking care of the majority (We the people) instead of catering to the few (Special interest groups and big business).
If we can’t get the government to change the laws to impose term limits, we will have to bring it to them on election day and then it will be final and our voices WILL BE HEARD.
It’s that simple and I’m sure many of you will agree that there is no reason why politicians have the right to be there for their entire lives, causing an imbalance in a democratic society that really hasn’t lived up to that name in recent years, as we have no democracy at this time. It’s whether or not the Congress want to let us have it and only when they want to, especially if it grossly effects their relationships with all their cronies and the lobbyists.
Please, ladies, think it over and please remember that the key is the number twelve, no more.
People like Senator Kennedy and Leahy have been in office since the Last Supper and others also. Let’s end their careers in favor of politicians that will work for the people not take office so they work for themselves and how they can better their lives instead of ours.
Presidents Washington, Adams, and Jefferson certainly didn’t have in mind the kind of treatment that we’ve been receiving in the last several decades and we can put a stop to simply by casting our votes which only takes minutes.
Regards to you all for a better America.