Make Congress on Our Terms

The idea for this story was derived from Frank Rullo, my cousin.

The president of the United States is held to two four year terms. This allows for the reduction of corruption and ineffectiveness that is emblematic in Congress. Congress cares more about reelection than their legacy; the president is motivated by the fact that they have at most 8 years to make a name for themselves and that’s it. Congress relies on their positions like it’s their long term career. This is troublesome; lobbying and the stagnation of new talent in and out of Congress allows for the same ineffective leadership that has plagued our country.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/1600/congress-public.aspx According to Gallup, 79% of Americans Disapprove of Congress. This puts their opinion lower than cockroaches, traffic jams, and Nickelback (look at this photo-GRAPH heh heh). http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/01/congress-somewhere-below-cockroaches-traffic-jams-and-nickleback-in-americans-esteem.html

Both of those statistics should showcase the disaster that is our congressional system. Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer need to hang up their respective jobs and call it a day. Both of these old men, Democrat and Republican, indicate how antiquated our system actually is. Both of these guys could potentially be my grandpa based on age alone, I think it’s time for them to retire.

We need new fresh blood in congress to circulate the talent pool that is available in the political climate. I don’t necessarily know the actual number of years that we should implement for a term limit, but the notion of term limits itself is a necessary endeavor. And if we want to bring in new talent, we need to replace the old ones.