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Fred

If term limits were enacted let’s say 2. What would keep the politicians during the end of there second term to promise the moon to anyone or anybody that wants something. How about 2 terms and skip a term. If the politician wants to run again they could run on their record. If they promised the moon they would have little chance or if they were good stewards of public money they would have a better chance of re-election. I also believe that geographical not political boundaries should be drawn this way we the voters could pick politicians not them picking us. Just a thought!

Sarah

Ted’s response was very disappointing. He failed to address the root cause of overpromised pensions — CORRUPTION! Unless and until we get rid of our corrupt politicians, they will continue to overpromise. I’m waiting for Ted to push term limits, changes in House and Senate rules, and voter accountability.

Bob Out of here
The problem is not corrution per se, but it is the fact state politicians decision making is always guided by what’s going to help or hurt their reelection chances. Their decision making is not guided by what’s best for their constituents, it’s guided by what will help them get another term in office. If we had term limits, and an elected official knew no matter how (s)he voted it wouldn’t hurt their chances of being reelected because they could not run again, the state would not be in this position. Don’t worry about making unions mad, because if you can’t run for office again you’re untouchable. Term… Read more »