Monday, August 15, 2005

18th item promised in the Republican Contract with America

The 18th item promised in the Republican Contract with America

"The citizen legislature act: A first-ever vote on term limits to replace career politicians with citizen legislators."

This was a great promise that has completely failed. We still do not have term limits.

In fact, Mark Souder, who campainged on term limits, is about to run for COngress, again. He is going to violate the term limits he recommended when he ran for office. Imagine that.

Final Score of Republican Contract with America:
Promises Broken 13
Promises Kept 5


Anonymous said...

IMHO, we will never see term limits with big buisness in charge fo our government.
They line the pockets of those in office to get the policies they want passed or don't want denied/delayed/reduced.

Here in MN we had a special session this summer to pass a budget. 6 weeks of OT for the policy makers (even shutting down some of state gov't for a few weeks) to do the work they should have already had done. I've been encouraging coworkers/friends to vote out the incombents no matter what. Never mind if you are allied with a party. If it took me 6 extra weeks to get the job done at work = fired.
Our vote is the only way to send a message to those who make policy to change or get out.


LP Mike Sylvester said...

I have to agree with you Newton!

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