It's called the "election". I am a big supporter of enacting and enforcing term limits for members of Congress, but then realized in the shower the other day that they're already in place. All we need to do is vote the incumbent out.
I used to work with a 72 year old woman who NEVER voted for the incumbent, even if she thought they did a good job. I asked her why and she replied "they're all crooks who talk a good game, so let the next crook have a chance".
How do you think Congress would take it if we never voted for the incumbent, regardless of party affiliation, but kept constantly putting in NEW people? Do you think things might improve if our elected officials realized they didn't really have the job security they thought they did (and which most of us Americans never really have either?)
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:39 AM on Apr. 11, 2009
Answer by Crystal1124 at 9:34 AM on Apr. 11, 2009
That's a great idea in theory but if you look at some of the polls showing Congress' dismal approval ratings most people think their own reps are doing a great job.
Answer by Friday at 11:27 AM on Apr. 11, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:46 AM on Apr. 11, 2009