Friday, January 15, 2010


Will term limits for congressmen really fix the cesspool of corruption that Washington represents? For a long time, I have felt such limits will help...but how much help those term limits will provide may not be as clear-cut it seems.

A piece from the Wall Street Journal on government waste in California makes an interesting comment:
"It turns out, for example, that all the pointless boards and commissions are bulletproof because they provide golden parachutes to politicians turned out of the state legislature by California's strict term limits."

Term limits apparently haven't eliminated corruption in California. I'm sure term limits are a good start, but something more must be done if we really want to clean up Washington.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know that is where many politicians end up.

    Kindof makes you want to vote for someone who has a proven track record of a livelihood outside of politics.