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Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Oct 15, 2013. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Again this is a yes/no answer for me. Yes, term limits would be a good thing because it would cycle new ideas in and out of the office. It would also increase chances of 3rd and 4th parties entering the system. When you do not have term limits, people start blindly supporting the same candidate just because it's who they've always supported.
While at the same time, No, the term limits for congress members are set by the PEOPLE. The voters are able to elect the same and/or new people in to office. Also, if you create a term limit for congress, lobbyist will feed off new blood. 9 years ago from a Republican in Retsil, WA
No, however members of congress should be receiving the same wage as the average American. They should receive no special health insurance. Lobbying in congress also needs to be reformed to make it less influential. 9 years ago from a Democrat in Seattle, WA
There should be term limits and no benefits. Those serving need to go back to their former professions after they serve their time in office. 9 years ago from a Democrat in Newport, WA
Yes, term limits are necessary but need to be balanced against special interest manipulation. Limit of 12 years in any federal office (12 years House, 12 years Senate, 12 years Presidency). 9 years ago from a Democrat in Seattle, WA
Yes, only two terms may be served consecutively but no lifetime limit. 9 years ago from a Libertarian in Medina, WA
No, the American people need to understand that if they are unsatisfied with an elected officials performance they have a civic duty to try to vote that official out of office. Term limits are a passive aggressive way of saying to officials that the... 9 years ago from a Democrat in Walla Walla, WA
No, but there might be age limits and definitely we need CONTRIBUTION limits.
Your third answer is sexist. And has bad grammar. 9 years ago from a Democrat in Seattle, WA
Term limits tend to make politicians care less when they can't be re-elected. No limits means people can spend a lifetime in government and lose touch with real life.
I therefore favor mandatory one-term sabbaticals every two terms for members of congress. 9 years ago from a Libertarian in Bothell, WA
No, but there should be competency tests before the elections for anyone who wants the job. 9 years ago from a Democrat in Auburn, WA
No, but pay for congressmen and women should be reduced to the national median income. 9 years ago from a Democrat in Seattle, WA
No. Term limits take a power from We the People and gives it to Big Government. 9 years ago from a Green in Auburn, WA
Yes, or there is no hope for our nation's future!!!. 9 years ago from a Green in Spokane, WA
I agree with this answer: No, legislating is a complicated process that could be thrown into turmoil if too many congressman do not have enough experience.
HOWEVER, gerrymandering should be addressed so that politicians need to encompass ALL views of their constituents in order to get elected. This would take care of "hard-lined" candidates getting elected and "career politicians" almost immediately. They go hand-in-hand. 9 years ago from a Democrat in Medina, WA