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DEBT: This is why we need term limits

Letter by Chris E. Forslund, Tacoma on Nov. 22, 2011 at 11:38 am | 16 Comments »
November 22, 2011 12:53 pm

Re: “No supercommittee deal struck” (TNT, 11-22).

The deficit-reduction supercommittee could not come to a compromise even though the outcome could send the country into another recession.

The article surmises that the committee members saw more danger in a compromise that might affect the coming election. Instead of being true leaders, they fold up and run for cover in hope of being re-elected.

Every time term limits are suggested, they tell us that it takes years to learn the rules of the road in government. Yet when the country is in dire need of true leadership, all of these veterans of Congress can’t see past their own interests to do the right thing.

As long as we as Americans allow our elected officials to make a career out of running this country, we are doomed to be pawns in their game. Term limits keep new ideas coming in and put a speed bump on long-term relationships with lobbyists, which is another part of the problem.

Come on, America, we can do better than this!

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