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Budget Farce Suggests Term Limits Needed

The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 5:05 PM
The root of the problem is there is too much power in the hands of politicians. It doesn't matter how much we term limit them if they can still put their power-hungry little fingers on every aspect of our lives. Not that I'm against term limits, but let's start with doing away with pensions for elected officials.

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....