Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Trump vows to fight for congressional term limits if elected

Donald Trump added a new proposal to his recently unveiled ethics reforms package on Tuesday, promising to pursue a constitutional amendment that would impose term limits on members of Congress should he win the election on Nov. 8.

"If I'm elected president, I will push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress," the Republican presidential hopeful told supporters at his afternoon rally in Colorado Springs, Colo. "Decades of failure in Washington and decades of special interest dealings must and will come to an end."

Establishing term limits at the federal level would help "break the cycle of corruption" that has plagued Washington and "give new voices to change so that we can have a government that works again and can function properly," Trump argued.

"The time for congressional term limits has finally arrived," he added to applause. "Not only will it end our government corruption but it will end the economic stagnation that we are in right now — no growth."



Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I have talked about term limits for years. Really needs to happen.

Anonymous said...

We need to restore power to the local govt. The most powerful branch of govt, federal, is the most out of touch with the people. Term limiting has been done at the state scale and hasn't shown any improvements. It actually increases the influence of lobbyists.

Not Quite Understanding said...

Mr. Trump is absolutely correct here. However, I feel that the terms should be 12 years for both Senators and Congressmen instead of 6 years for Congressmen and 12 years for Senators.

That should be sufficient time to get rich off of the lobbyist and the taxpayer.

Just my two cents.

Anonymous said...

This is something we've needed for a long time. Too many voters fall into habit voting for the same people term after term while those candidates continue to ignore/hurt them through bad legislation. This election has proven voters must remain engaged period.

Anonymous said...

Congress is not going to vote to limit the number of years they may serve.

The only way term limits will happen is through an Article V Convention of The States.

Sand Box John

Anonymous said...

Term limits should be a day anything longer that that they turn into greedy as#holes.