I believe the biggest political problem in America is the career politician. I believe we need a change now, and across-the-board term limits are the answer. For a Congressman, 6 two-year terms are enough. Senators should be restricted to 2 six-year terms.
A career politician is usually a lawyer who runs for a local office at the state level. Gets ambitious and then on to senator, congressman, or some other national office. Once there it seems they are reelected until they die.
- Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) was a Senator for 50 years
- Strom Thurmond (R-SC) was a Senator for 47 years
- Daniel K.Inouye (D-HI) has been a Senator for 46 years
- Joe Biden has been in congress for 40 years!
Working in the senate for 50 yrs making $250K+ salary hardly sounds like a good representation of the people.
Career politicians care about power, and keeping it, more than anything else. The money and good they bring to their voting constituents means winning election after election.
The time for the career politician to go is long overdue. Politicians are like diapers, They need to be changed often and for the same reasons. With term limits politicians are more likely to do good for the people.
Many of our Founding Fathers believed that serving the people was a part-time profession: serve a few years and then return to your profession. Political service was hardly seen as an occupation.
Congressmen, senators, governors and Presidents should be made up of teachers, business owners, bus drivers, doctors, pilots, engineers, and any other profession you can think of. Today most are lawyers. They are supposed to be representatives of the people. The only people being represented are lawyers. We need our leaders from backgrounds as diverse as we are, as the citizens of this great country.
As your Senator, I will fight to end the political corruption in our system. The US Congress should be a revolving door of fresh ideas. I believe every generation deserves the opportunity to govern themselves. It’s time to elect a new generation of leaders!
“Every generation needs a new revolution” – Thomas Jefferson