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

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#16 Fiz



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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:32 PM

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

#17 Htar


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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:57 PM

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.

#18 pstall


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Posted 12 June 2009 - 07:52 PM

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.

#19 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 07:57 PM

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.

#20 mantal


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Posted 12 June 2009 - 08:43 PM

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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Posted 12 June 2009 - 09:16 PM

Term limits are a good idea but there are some good people that go into office for the right resons.....If we limit them to one term only, that doesnt give them time to make a difference,

I say straight party tickets should be outlawed.....the Reason Bev Perdue is in office....and ruining everything in the state

#22 pstall


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Posted 12 June 2009 - 10:17 PM

How many job losses, or murders or poorly educated kids from a certain region before a Congressman needs to be shown the door?

I'm not saying one and done, but 20 yrs of ineptitude kills GENERATIONS while somebody gets blown by lobbyists.
That sux

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