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Why is there not an age limit on Congress?

Take Kennedy for example, the man is in his 9o's and has had major health problems. Why in the hell should he be in DC voting on our future? I am tied of seeing the old folks in DC, we need new blood and much younger blood at that! And how old is Nancy P? Isn't she in her 70's? What is wrong with the American voters? Braindead or what?

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ronjwake

Asked by ronjwake at 6:07 PM on Aug. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Take Kennedy for example, the man is in his 9o's


    no, he's not, and he's there because he was elected to the job.

    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 6:11 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Kennedy will be 80 in 2012
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 6:12 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • ageist much?
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 6:14 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Yes, he was elected to do a job and it makes me very irritated that voters would continue to put someone with one foot in the grave in office again! He was born in 1932 and at that age he might as well be in his 90's!
    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 6:15 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • You damn right I think there should be an age limit on seats. When they have to wheeled in a wheelchair it is time to be a real man and excuse yourself from office.
    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 6:17 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Actually....OLD is Strom Thurmond...who didn't leave office until he was 100 years old!!!!


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strom_Thurmond


     


    The problem with Kennedy, is Massachusetts (especially Boston), is so liberal and Democratic, that he'll likely get voted back into office even when he is 6 feet under!!!

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:26 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Really? Didn't your parets teach you to respect your elders? lol, that attitude is pretty dismissive. There are a lot of vibrant, current, intelligent older people. Remember, you will be old someday, and you will be old a lot longer than you will be young. (I stole that line from someone else.)
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 6:43 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • HTF does a wheelchair hinder one from authoring or voting on legislation?
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 6:43 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Being extremely old does hinder a person on voting for the fact they have lived their life and could give a rats arse about the younger people and what they will have to deal with after the mess has been made. They don't care cause HE knows he will be long dead and gone and wont have to face the disaster.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • Being extremely old does hinder a person on voting for the fact they have lived their life and could give a rats arse about the younger people
    ________________________
    So now we know how you will be when you are old, self centered and small minded. Speak for yourself.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 7:03 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

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