Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Trump Calls for Congressional Term Limits

Trump on Tuesday said he would push for Congressional Term Limits if he’s elected President, an expansion of his new Campaign Pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington that comes as he propagates the conspiracy theory that the Election will be rigged against him.

“If I'm elected president, I will push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress,” Trump said at a Tuesday afternoon rally in Colorado. “They've been talking about that for years. Decades of failure in Washington and decades of special interest dealing must and will come to an end.”

Trump clarified at a rally later in the day that he would propose a six-year limit for Members of the House and 12-year limit for Senators.

I agree with this Term Limit time frame. This gives the Congressional member one term to re-evaluate their ideas on our future, teach, or go back into the workforce. Then decide if they want to run again.

Trump, the Republican nominee, has recently refocused his Campaign messaging on corruption in Washington. He’s made policy proposals, in addition to the term-limit amendment, he has called for new limits on lobbying by former members of Congress, and also attacked his opponent, Clinton, claiming that she is too corrupt to run for President.

Trump should remember there many different definitions of "Corrupt".

Trump called for enacting through Legislation a ban "on all executive branch officials lobbying the government for five years after they leave government service".

Trump also called for a similar five-year ban that would prevent members of Congress and their staff from becoming lobbyists and called for closing loopholes that would allow former Government officials to skirt such a ban "by labeling themselves consultants, advisers and all of these different things.

Trump called for an even stricter lifetime ban preventing "senior executive branch officials" from ever lobbying on behalf of a Foreign Government and called for Congress to pass Legislation preventing registered Foreign Lobbyists from raising money for U.S. Elections.

I agree such changes are required.

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