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Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

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Learn more about Term Limits

A term limit is a law that limits the amount of time a political representative may hold an elected office. In the U.S. the office of the President is restricted to two four year terms. There are currently no term limits for Congressional terms but various states and cities have enacted term limits for their elected officials at the local level.   See recent term limits news

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Should be 2 / 4 year terms and unless they attend all the meetings and votes in the first 4 years they can't be reelected to the 2nd 4 years. There pay should be capped at $40,000.00 a year and no pension, since we don't get pension unless we work 20+ years. They need to go back to there old jobs.

Yes we should have a term limit for congress, we should also put into affect that they do not draw a life time pension or insurance at the expense of the tax payers, when you change jobs your benefits end, so should theirs, I am a snot because I think this should apply to the POTUS as well. I do not think after serving their term that they should have to take a break then can run again, to me that defeats the purpose of trying to get rid of career politicians. They should be able to serve two terms of 4 yrs each term and that is it...... Then they should have to go back to living and working for a living like the rest of us. I think that if they didn't have that pension to fall back on they would be more apt to be more conscious of the bills they try to force through when they realize that after their term that they have to live with that fact.

Not only a term limit but a discloser of their wealth coming into office and a discloser of their wealth coming out of office. and a account of where the added. income besides their salary came from. many come into office and become very wealthy way beyond their salary.

The congress and senate seats should have term limits. There should be no such thing as a professional politician!!

How do we keep money and corruptions out of political office? As soon as there is no possibility of re-election, there is no reason to "buy off" an office-holder. One term limit for every elected office means every office holder can vote his or her conscience for his or her entire term of office without fear of retribution from voters or contributors. One term limit. Experience is highly overrated; even life long office holders started with no experience. Incumbency is a worse problem than any lack of experience.

you have term limits,its called voteing

Yes I believe in term limits, I don't believe in giving these politicians retirement, exorbitant pay along with all the special perks they get most of them leave office a lot richer than when they went in because of all their little back door deals with big business. It used to be you became a politician to help your fellow Americans and your Country now most of them do it for the prestige and the money, they should get a minimal salary because of all the perks they get and no special retirement they should get regular Social Security, which by the way if they were getting it I'm sure they wouldn't be robbing it and they would also keep it working properly because they would be getting it just like us most of these politicians now only thing about two things, keeping their high paying job, and padding their bank account for their future most don't care that much about our future. If you think about it in a logical way how spends Millions of dollars for a temporary job that pays 100,000. plus per year if they don't plan on making it back plus someway

If we had term limits I believe Congress would do more for the people than always doing for themselves. They go in with a good amount of money but within a few years they are multi millionaires. I have heard that if one goes into office for 6 years they end up guaranteed 148 million in benefits during there life time. Term limits should be the same time frame as the president.