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Rangel and Waters: Exhibits A and B for Term Limits

Charlie Rangel: 20 terms.

Maxine Waters: 10 terms.

No, these are not prison sentences.  And contrary to what James Clyburn may think, they’re not coded racist messages.  They’re how long Rangel and Waters have served in the United States House of Representatives.  Now, this post isn’t about how corrupt they both certainly are.  Instead, it’s about term limits.  Like many in Congress, Rangel and Waters have made being “public servants” a full time, and quite lucrative, job.  The fact that either of these parasites are even around long enough to gain wealth from their public offices is a disgrace.

Simply put, politicians don’t care about doing their jobs.  They are more interested in securing “contributions” for themselves and getting re-elected, all while receiving a pay check consisting entirely of taxpayer money.  And that goes for both sides of the aisle.  The Schumers, and McCains, and Grahams, and Kennedys need to be forced by law to sit down.  Arguing that we can simply defeat these sacred cows at the ballot box isn’t really a legitimate option due to their war chests.  Instead of running quality candidates against them, we’re forced to simply run wealthy candidates.

It will take a Constitutional amendment to institute term limits, and those are never easy.  But without such action, we’ll have more of Congress voting itself another raise while spending hundreds of thousands of our money on bottled water?

  1. mary
    August 2, 2010 at 5:42 PM


  2. Ben
    August 3, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Natural conclusion to this

    is that Santa = Politics!

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