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Budget Farce Suggests Term Limits Needed

walt85 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 12:20 AM
Getting tem limits on Congress is wishful thinking. The Senate won't even pass a budget. We arre witnessing a failing government. It is in the throws of fighting a delaying action, its members working to enjoy their frivolous perks as long as possible before the logical conclusion of their malfeasance.

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....