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.
That's a double edged sword, if you make the term too short they'll have to be even more corrupt to scam what ever they can from American tax payers. If you leave them in too long they can take their time screwing everyone. I just think they should be bi-annually audited by independent parties and the auditing company has to change each time. If the books and emails are missing or out of order the Congress member will have to pay for the extra time it takes to find those items. If too much is missing they would have to step down and be held under house arrest until the matter is resolved.
Members of Congress should be subject to an automatic triggered term limit upon failure to pass a federal budget each congressional session. This “fail-safe” measure would incentivize members to exercise compromise and bipartisanship when entrusted with taxpayer funding of the federal government. Annual, codified, and mandatory spending obligations should never be used as political leverage for unrelated partisan projects.
Yes, decrease their salary and benefits, outlaw all money and incentives in lobbying, make elections publicly (and transparantly) funded and implement a yearly public audit (with criminal charges applied proportionally for any criminal misconduct they reveal) help ensure accountability.
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