Incumbent legislators almost always stack the deck to ensure their reelection, creating over-paid, over-benefited career politicians with a guaranteed track to even more lucrative lobbying positions after they leave office. Such politicians are not citizen legislators accountable to the people. Incumbents putting their donors and lobbyists before the people and the common good is unacceptable and is a practice that must end in order to return government to the people.
- I strongly support bringing term limits up for a vote as promised in the small print of the 1994 Republican Contract with America (including the required constitutional amendment).
- It is also essential that former members of Congress be banned from lobbying forever.