Do we need term limits?

Sunday, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) called for term limits for federal government bureaucrats as a way to curb corruption and the growth of government during an appearance on FNC’s “The Next Revolution.”

The Tennessee Republican U.S. Senator explained to Fox News Channel’s Steve Hilton such a move would be an effective way to “drain the swamp.”

“It has been an incredible year, one that nobody anticipated,” she said. “And one of the things I think is so precise that you have just touched on is that Big Business, Big Government, Big Tech, Big Media — they all go hand in hand, and they’re all a part of the D.C. swamp. And thank goodness for Donald Trump and his efforts to drain the swamp, and I think the American people are finding out just have murky the swamp is.”

“And you know, Steve, one of the things you touched on about the bureaucracy and cutting it,” Blackburn continued. “I have said for a long time — we need to have term limits for bureaucrats because they are the ones that dig in, and they won’t leave, and they never modernize. They don’t use technology. They always demand more money. They never get a pay cut. They are always getting pay raises, so we need to have term limits for bureaucrats.”

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61 Thoughts to “Do we need term limits?”

  1. Elaine Duhamel

    Absolutely need term limits ! Too much corruption and power the longer you are in office.

  2. George Bournazian

    We need 6-year term limits for Governors, House and Senate. No need to campaign for re-election, you’re in for 6 years and then you are out. This includes aides as well.
    Simple and effective.

  3. Zvi

    It’s about time long overdue

  4. Yes we need term limits, these people got to comfortable in their jobs and forgot that they work for us the PEOPLE!!! They still collect their big paychecks while the country suffers.

  5. TomW

    Yes but these morons and deep staters will never approve it. A convention of states is the
    only way.

  6. ray

    yes we need term limits. for some reason stupid people keep voting for the same crooks over and over

  7. Dva

    That is the only to clean them out and at the same time get rid of the lobiest. What they are doing would be called bribery any other time

  8. Yes for term limits!!!!!! Congress and House of Representatives should NOT be able to give themselves a raise!!!!!!

  9. Yes look at all the old thieves in congress piglosi, all of the democrats and rhinos that have been there decades the worst was Biden may he rot in hell and the rest of them for stealing this election! The dems r so dirty it’s despicable Adios America 🙏

  10. I agree with you, but they will never allow it to happen!

  11. Mary H. Tobey

    Heck yes we need limits ! Biden, Pelosi, Waters, Feinstien and others should have been out long ago and No-one should be getting rich in/from Congress

  12. Lee landry

    Yes, definitely we should have term limits. Maybe 8 years maximum for all government positions.

  13. John

    Yes, more than ever. And not just for each office. If you serve as a senator for two terms then you are done. You shouldn’t be allowed to run for any other office. Also you do not get retirement or social security for those.

  14. Earl Wright

    Yes..Stop the corruption !!

  15. Cliff

    YES absolutely. We also need to make the “elites” live under the same “rules” they impose on US. SAME social security payments, SAME “medical”, no more “lifetime” salary after they leave (just like the rest of us “serfs”) The taxpayers in this country get “hosed” constantly by government “elites” that live “high on the hog” off OUR DIME while WE have to scratch for what little we get after WE retire….. 1.3 % “raise” this year??? What a JOKE. $600.00 “stimulus” checks while “giving away” BILLIONS to foreign countries that hate us, and more PORK (BRIBES) to “special interest” groups and lobbyists??? YES “term limiits” and get rid of the “SPONGES”.

  16. Mayra

    Definitely term limits should be implemented!

  17. YES WE NEED TERM LIMITS IN OUR GOVERNMENT!

  18. All Americans that are Patriots and want a Honest government that works for the benefit of We the People should Support the Convention of States (COS)! Term limits on Politicians and Beauracrats are part of their Movement! Donald Trump could Not Drain the Swamp But We the People Could if We support the Convention of States!

  19. Joan Manning

    The POTUS has only 2 terms why is there no limits anywhere else. Pelosi should have been gone years ago along with many others. I think she is one of the biggest terrorists this country has. I love this country and always have my flag flying high. If these Democrats hate this country so bad why don’t they just leave and go back to where they are from. I have no time for the SQUAD and any of their views on what this country should do. I am fearful of the immigration program Biden will enact. How many illegals can this country support without harming our own people. I could go on and on but I am sure you have heard it all.

  20. DdON hOLT

    WE NEED TERM LIMITS FOR ALL POLITICIANS AS WELL AS SOME WAY TO BETER CONTROL CAREER CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES. TWELVE YEARS AND OUT

  21. John

    Yes all of congress, supreme court, all of it should have term limits.

  22. DON HOLT

    WE NEED TERM LIMITS INCLUDING FORMARSHA BACKBURN. IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT ABOUT 75% OF THE PUBLIC SUPPORTS TERM LIMITS, BUT SELF SERVING POLITICIANS WILL NOT SUPPORT WHAT THE PUBLIC WANTS. I HAVE WRUTTEN TO CONGRESSMAN SENSENBRENNER AND SENATOR RON JOHNSON ON THIS ISSSUE AS WELL. TERM LIMITS WILL ENCOURAGE MORE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO PARTICIPATE AND ONVERALL IMPROVE THE FUNCTIONING OF CONGRESS. IT IS ALSO IMPORTANTANT TO FIND A WAY TO CONTROL LIFE TIME BUREAUCRATS. TERM LIMITS FOR POLITICIANS WOUDL STIMULATE THEM TO EXERCISE CONTROL OVER RTEH BUREAUCRATS.

  23. Joseph Dougherty

    we need term limits asap!!!

  24. How many times have we, the American people, been told by campaigning politicians that they were going to call for term limits. Politicians aren’t going to vote their job out. They are the problem in America. Drain the swamp.

  25. lizzardman

    We not only need term limits for bureaucrats, we need to stop bureaucrats from assisting corrupt companies while in office and then immediately becoming CEO or CFO of these same companies as soon as they retire from government positions. The corrupt gravy train for these self serving bureaucrats must end.

  26. This is the most sensible idea I’ve heard out of a politician yet. But don’t stop there! Legislators need to definitely be included! How many of these people go into office with moderate means & 4, 6, 10 yrs. later are millionaires? Too damn many! Put an end to this!

  27. Yes term limits should have been in place years ago the do nothing politician’s should only be allowed to serve two four year terms just like the president does and no more

  28. to many old mindless people in office for way to long.

  29. We have needed term limits for years. Maybe if it had been done we wouldn’t going through a crooked election now.

  30. Barbara

    YOU BET WE NEED TERM LIMITS. THAT WAY WE WANT HAVE THE DEMS BEING IN GOV FOR OVER 30 YRS ANY MORE. SCHUMER AND PELOSI STILL THERE AND HOW ABOUT FEINSTEIN SCHIFF, ——- YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE. THEY NEED TO GO AND GO NOW. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT IT WAS THE DEMS THAT ERASED THAT FOR TERM LIMITS. THEY MADE IT A CAREER MOVE TO GET RID OF IT. AND NOW LOOK AT THE MESS WE ARE IN.!! WE NEED TO BLOW IT OUT OF THE WATER.

  31. Charles L Hill

    YES!!!! This is how the constitution meant it to be! It is an unbelievable stat I read, stating that 50 % of congress are millionaires where as the rest of the country is 6%, this is so wrong. Never was it considered in the constitution to have ” career politicians”. To me , this is the very root of our division in our country. People get so ensconced with their party, they place party over the people. I understand that is probably a result of, if, they don’t tow the party line, they know their chances of being reelected almost disappear. With that their chances of a political career also vanish! The lack of new representation greatly diminishes new ideas but also would keep attitudes such as many dems have of knowing and caring for their people. Just look at the house speakers district, all the homeless and she obviously doesn’t give a care. She is a perfect example of why we need term limits. I get infuriated when I hear her say she has the people in mind! Anyway TERM LIMITS ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Term limits are a must . The longer they stay the more powerful they think they should be.

  33. john

    Yes, Term limits are needed!

  34. Gretchen

    We need term limits to curb some of these lifetime libs just collecting money at our expense. They should pay their own insurance and social security. No more lifetime large pensions.

  35. We’ve needed term limits for years. The people who stay in Washington more than two terms seem to become power hungry and think they are better than the rest of us. They forget who they represent and become interested only in doing things and passing laws that benefit them while penalizing us. TERM LIMITS!!!! YES, YES, YES!!!

  36. Gary Lasister

    Based on everything that is currently happening in Congress the American people deserve and need TERM LIMITS to control the abuses of power by current Congress representives!

  37. acbilly

    Congress and the Senate would never vote on term limits,it would be like cutting the goose that laid the golden eggs head off.

  38. Nelson Nolley

    Those congressional Jack——s should never have been allowed to raise their own pay! Senators serve one six year term; representatives to serve three two year terms.
    If they come thru for their constituents, fine, if not vote the jerks out!

  39. Joe A Sprague Jr

    ABSOLUTELY!!! ( TOO MUCH POWER CORRUPTS TO MANY GOOD PEOPLE )

  40. We must have term limits for everyone. The bureaucrats should be no different than any other elected officials. These people become more and more wealthy and corrupt the longer they are in there. They do not care about the people, only wealth and power. They want to control the people, not have the people controlling them. Get them all out and start fresh. TERM LIMITS FOR ALL!!!

  41. Term limits are way overdue.. You’ll be my hero if you are able to accomplish this. In my opinion, it’s the only way to ever truly “drain the swamp”.

  42. we have wanted term limits for the past 25 years to no avail, sure hope someone pulls rank and makes this dream come true.

  43. Richard Priest

    I agree with Senator Blackburn. The congress has got their own interest at heart and care less about this country or its citizens. Yes we should have a term limit and we should also have term limits on all the lobbyists that makes this corruption possible

  44. we must have term limits to help solve the no work bunch there now.

  45. Laura Wagner

    I admit that I had not thought about term limits for the unelected bureaucrats in the government. I was for term limits for the elected officials but I agree with Senator Blackburn. Term limits for bureaucrats is an excellent idea.

  46. Yes term limits are a definite

  47. CPO Bill

    All public offices of any kind anywhere in the US should have term limits!

  48. Linda Shirey

    Term limits that exceed two four-year terms are how these individuals build up a power base that has nothing to do with the will of the people as they have their own interests they cater to without fail. There should a be a limit of not more than two consecutive terms and u nable to run for office until two terms have passed.

  49. E.E.

    We DO NEED term limits!!!

  50. gnharper@verizon.net

    Yes, we need term limits.

  51. Yes, yes, we need term limits. Some have sat in their seats for 40 plus years and have done nothing, Time to let new blod in with new ideas, progress comes with change.

  52. Yes there should be term limits for government bureaucrats. They should not be allowed to take advantage of any government offices. They are not for helping America or the American people. They are greedy and they only think of them selves. No true American they even care about.

  53. Jewell Eyring

    We definitely need term limits!
    Most of those 🦕 have forgotten they work for us!
    Most are dishonest and a disgrace to our country.
    They seemed more concerned about the illegals, and their vote of course,
    Than they do the American people who pay their wages.
    They not only need term limits, but no more retirement, they can pay into social security
    And be on Medicare just like we are, stop the perks!
    They need to be paid minimum wage because they only work part time
    America is sick of them!

  54. CaptainWiles@yahoo.com

    Yes We Do ,, If The President Can Be Limited , Then ALL Politicians Should as Well !!

  55. How do we get to make that happen? Thought Congress makes that decision and that will NEVER happen. The corruption and greed of the politicians are incredible. If the taxpayers could vote on it I’m pretty sure it would pass.

  56. Bill

    Absolutely we need term limits ! They would be the best way to return the nation to the original plan for the system to work best. The people are supposedly to elect the leaders that are supposed to take their actions to government and move to follow those wishes of the ciitizens in their districts etc. These elected officials WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE CAREERS NOR TO SERVE FOR LIFETIME BUT ELECTED TO SERVE FOR A SHORTERT PERIOD SUCH AS 8 YRS AT MOST . This keeps government fresh and does not allow “ROYALTY COMPLEX” WHICH GIVES THESE ELECTED OFFICIALS THINK THEY ACTUALLY RULE INSTEAD OF SERVE ! ! ! (Sort of sounds like Nancy Pelosi ) I would sugggest term limits fort all federal elected offices, (at least). Eight years same as the presidency for both House and the Senate keeping the terms between elections stqying the same, 4 yrs each as present.

  57. YES, YES, YES to term limits. One term and out.

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