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Is it time for a constitutional Amendment?

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#1 Dec 20, 2013
Is it time we had a Constitutional Amendment making the term of the Comgressmen in the House of Representatives longer?
With the invention of Radio and T.V. it seems like the people that are elected to the House are doing nothing but raising money for their next election.
Maybe it is time we made their term in office 4 years and have it be two years after the Presidential election.
Maybe it should also have something in it about the amount of time they work.
This year they worked 139 days, they were only going to work 138 but they added one day so they could get something done.
Making their term in office four years instead of two will free them up from fund raising so they will have some time to do the job they were elected to do.
have a nice night

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#3 Dec 20, 2013
Voice of Genius wrote:
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You almost make sense. One question: where did you hear about this? You lack the intellectual capacity to come up with this concept on your own. I know you typed it because you typed COMGRESSMEN.
Thank you for pointing out my typo.
Sorry to tell you I have been thinking about this for several years and the fact that these people are paid about $174,000 a year , http://www.senate.gov/CRSReports/crs-publish.... '0E%2C*PL%5B%3D%23P%20%20%0A
And are only " working" 139 days a year should tick the people of the U.S. off.
the last two sessions of Congress were several of the least productive sessions in over 100 years.
Isn't it time we the people of the U.S. start getting something for our money?
You may want to meet somebody and get to know them before you judge them.
You just might be amazed at what some people know.
have a nice night

Since: May 12

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#4 Dec 20, 2013
If you want a REAL change in the way government works and politics in general then make a Constitutional Amendment with term limitations for our elected representatives included.

There are way too many lifetime professional politicians whose main concern is getting re-elected.

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#6 Dec 21, 2013
BFLO NEOCON wrote:
If you want a REAL change in the way government works and politics in general then make a Constitutional Amendment with term limitations for our elected representatives included.
There are way too many lifetime professional politicians whose main concern is getting re-elected.
That will not happen.
So another thing this Amendment should have in it is a set amount of money paid to each of them for every year of service and increase the # of years needed to recieve a retirement.
I am not 100% sure I will look it up but i believe I read someplace they get a retirement after 12 years of service?
does anybody know for sure what it is.
have a nice day

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#7 Dec 21, 2013
tea byrd wrote:
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timetooutlaw 70 CaTS
I agree 100%.
I hate cats so if you know anybody with 70 of them PLEASE call th eA.S.P.C.A..
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#8 Dec 21, 2013
tbird19482 wrote:
<quoted text> That will not happen.
So another thing this Amendment should have in it is a set amount of money paid to each of them for every year of service and increase the # of years needed to recieve a retirement.
I am not 100% sure I will look it up but i believe I read someplace they get a retirement after 12 years of service?
does anybody know for sure what it is.
have a nice day
Members of Congress are eligible for a pension at age 62 if they have completed at least five years of service. They are eligible for a pension at age 50 if they have completed 20 years of service, or at any age after completing 25 years of service. The amount of the pension depends on years of service and the average of the highest three years of salary. By law, the starting amount of a member’s retirement annuity may not exceed 80 percent of his or her final salary.

Read this report that provides more detail on retirement benefits for members of Congress.
http://www.senate.gov/CRSReports/crs-publish....

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#9 Dec 21, 2013
BFLO NEOCON wrote:
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Members of Congress are eligible for a pension at age 62 if they have completed at least five years of service. They are eligible for a pension at age 50 if they have completed 20 years of service, or at any age after completing 25 years of service. The amount of the pension depends on years of service and the average of the highest three years of salary. By law, the starting amount of a member’s retirement annuity may not exceed 80 percent of his or her final salary.
Read this report that provides more detail on retirement benefits for members of Congress.
http://www.senate.gov/CRSReports/crs-publish....
Thank you for the info.
I knew they got something for only serving a few years but I didn't know what..
Have a nice day
mayordisaster

Niagara Falls, NY

#10 Dec 21, 2013
There are term limits in effect as we post.

It is called votes.

What you forget is the mandatory term.

There are many people that vote just to vote & return the fools to congress,

It has been said : the dumbest among us get selected to be elected

nuf said
Carbuncle patrol

North Tonawanda, NY

#11 Dec 21, 2013
mayordisaster wrote:
There are term limits in effect as we post.
It is called votes.
What you forget is the mandatory term.
There are many people that vote just to vote & return the fools to congress,
It has been said : the dumbest among us get selected to be elected
nuf said
Hey CHUMP-a-GUMP, don't you have any perideum cleaning to keep you busy?

The West Seneca circus fat lady may need your services.

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#12 Dec 21, 2013
mayordisaster wrote:
There are term limits in effect as we post.
It is called votes.
What you forget is the mandatory term.
There are many people that vote just to vote & return the fools to congress,
It has been said : the dumbest among us get selected to be elected
nuf said
well with term limits writen into a law these " dumbest among us " would only be allowed to be " selected to be elected" a set number of times and not keep being elected over and over.
With longer 4 year terms for congressmen they wouldn't have to be out raising money for their next election the day after they get elected and may have some time in there to actually do the job they were elected to do.
have a nice night
mayordisaster

Niagara Falls, NY

#14 Dec 22, 2013
tbird19482 wrote:
<quoted text> well with term limits writen into a law these " dumbest among us " would only be allowed to be " selected to be elected" a set number of times and not keep being elected over and over.
With longer 4 year terms for congressmen they wouldn't have to be out raising money for their next election the day after they get elected and may have some time in there to actually do the job they were elected to do.
have a nice night


100% correct

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