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CONGRESS: Someone slept during civics class

Letter by Ginger Weaver, Tacoma on Dec. 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm | 92 Comments »
December 28, 2011 1:45 pm

The letter writer (TNT, 12-28) proposing we throw all of Congress out and begging for eight-year term limits must have been dozing during his high school civics class.

Senate terms are six years each, so eight-year limits would be tricky. Besides, we do have term limits; they’re called elections.

I do not want this sleepy student telling me who I can and cannot vote in for Congress. Should we, for example, throw out Sen. Patty Murray, who has gone to the mat on behalf of disabled veterans?

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