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If we are going to be for capping pay, then term limits must be next.

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I am all for max 8 years, and would probably rather have just 6.

And as for the President, I would love for them to not go through re election, and just have a standard 6 year term.

Presidents should have five year terms, and be eligible for two terms. But not until this buffoon is out of office.

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How do you feel about a 6 year term limit on the Presidency?

I like it! Right now, it's Pres. for 2 years run for re-election. Win. then it's Pres. for 2 years and then it's a lame duck world tour out of office for 2 years. So basically it's 4 years of work in 8 years...

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there is something to be said for continuity...That said, we have term limits...They are called elections.

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I'm all for a rookie pay cap/scale

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there is something to be said for continuity...That said, we have term limits...They are called elections.

That's a nice thought but when probably 30% of voters (No link, just a guess) vote a straight ticket or believe what the asshole who has been in the seat for 10 years says. You will never get a turnover. apple or otherwise...

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yes let's give them absolutely no incentive whatsoever other than getting in office and selling their vote as quickly as possible

at least when they're reelected they have to maintain some semblance of public service

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That's a nice thought but when probably 30% of voters (No link, just a guess) vote a straight ticket or believe what the asshole who has been in the seat for 10 years says. You will never get a turnover. apple or otherwise...

Didn't say it was a perfect system, but it's the one we got. Most of the voting electorate is not that sophisticated or politically engaged.

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Is 10 yrs long enough? What happens is most of these guys work harder to STAY in office than help anyone.

There is a reason that it's mandatory in trading/investments and some other treasury groups where you MUST take 2 wks consecutively off. To make sure no one is keeping two books.

What happens is the longer someone is in, more often than not their homeys in however big the circle is, win all the time.

So CEO pay is a direct compensation of performance? The board and shareholders have some say and yet it's not acceptable to Congress?

Yet creating some other form to break some instituionalization is ok?

Help me out with that.

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As with anything, there are problems with term limits. Limit a Senator to one 6 year term, and the bad ones spend their time getting themselves setup for life after the Senate. Thats even worse than the ones who spend their time trying to get re-elected.

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It's the CEOs that need the regulation. I mean 100 million dollars is just too much to pay a CEO for a Christmas bonus when you're laying off employees...

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