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Budget Farce Suggests Term Limits Needed

rgivan Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:31 AM
Just as important as term limits would be a constitutional amendment barring Congressmen and Senators from drawing government pensions.
grannykk Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 11:06 AM
Over 90% of them are lawyers, and they hardly need a government pension.

Put simply, the fiscal cliff debate is an illustration of staggering political cowardice. Politicians of both parties are unwilling to ask voters to pay for all of the big government promises that they made on the campaign trail. They would rather risk the country's long term future than risk losing the next election.  As a former elected legislator, I can assure them that their offices are not worth the price they are asking us, the voters, to pay.

Big government is hugely expensive. Beyond the costs in money, the regulations and political intrusions of an all-controlling nanny-state government create economic disincentives....