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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    Yeah, Congress will get on that right after they set term and compensation limits.
    I actually disagree with term limits. I think it's a well intentioned, but poor policy

    for example, look at former House majority leader Eric Cantor. The moment he lost a primary, he went right to work on the board of directors of an investment bank.

    if you are worried about politicians being in the pockets of the wealthy and powerful when they need their money to get elected in the first place, imagine a world where they get to use their position to help line up a cushy job after they are term limited out of office.
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    They're going to get rich during and after, regardless. AND there are rules in place - use of public office for private gain. There are probably a bunch of laws against this. Oh well!

    Bernie, Barack, Bill



    The system is broken. You can't NOT implement an important change because we dont follow other laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh View Post
    They're going to get rich during and after, regardless. AND there are rules in place - use of public office for private gain. There are probably a bunch of laws against this. Oh well!

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    The system is broken. You can't NOT implement an important change because we dont follow other laws.
    not saying what we have now is great at all. Just that I don't think term limits does anything to fix it, and if anything, would make the problem worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlairBettsBlocksEverything View Post
    Under Eisenhower it was up to 91 percent

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/ar...-by-gdp-growth

    GDP growth was at it's highest under Kennedy and Johnsson, where the rate was at 70 percent (what AOC has proposed)

    Reagan was where it went to 50 percent and then 38 percent.
    One word: War

    War does wonders for the economy

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