Instead of “recess” how about term limits?

During my 22 years in the military, one of the key lessons I learned is you don’t go home until the mission’s accomplished. You finish the task to the best of your ability and only when it meets the high standard that’s expected of every troop and leader. Our men and women in uniform know that standing guard on freedom’s rampart means long hours. It means being away from your loved ones. It means being willing to be totally devoted, to make the ultimate sacrifice for those who you may never meet.

It means understanding the true meaning of the word character — doing what’s right when no one is watching.

Sadly, these lessons are lost on those folks calling themselves our elected representatives in Washington, D.C. Ask any Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine how much of their time off they sacrifice. Many of us, when it comes to retirement, have months of accrued leave that we can finally take as we end our careers in uniform. Why? Because the mission was more important, the call to service was more vital, than the personal reward of taking a vacation. And yes, it was hard to look into the eyes of our children to say goodbye as we headed to more training missions and deployments, or to tell them “we can’t take that vacation this summer.”

And so here we are in the month of August and our House of Representatives is off on “recess.” My question is, from what? They’ll say,”Our job’s done; we passed a healthcare bill.” But there’s no solution for the healthcare issue in America. We’re still awaiting a tax reform bill, and the House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee is responsible for this. As far as I know, nothing has even been passed out of committee by way of tax reform.

Yes, the Dow Jones industrial average and other economic indices are setting record highs, but investors are expecting tax reform and for that reform to be retroactive to January 2017. They’re talking about the tax reform package to be done by November … so again, why are they at home?

There’s a major disconnect between Washington, D.C. and the rest of the country. We’ve drifted into very dangerous waters where we’ve elected officials who deem themselves above the masses. They’ve indeed become a political elite.

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source: https://www.allenbwest.com/instead-recess-term-limits/

  • The Redman

    Dem stupid white-folks in DC, or white house have ruin america

    • Mary

      The stupid black-folks in DC, or white house have ruined AMERICA, for 8 years.

      • The Redman

        Tramps like U, and yo no good mama help ruin america by having lil snake-mouth, hater inbreeds. hahahahhahahahahah. may-re

  • [email protected]

    Wanted by WE THE PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA .. TERM LIMITS FOR ALL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.. YES ALL .. when a Civil Servant has been on the job more than 25 years they start to think they own the position and are entitled to be employed without any concern for the quality of work they perform.. This should also be expanded to JUDGES .. YES INCLUDING THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES.. SENILITY IS OBVIOUSLY IN PLAY WITH SOME OF THEM AND YET WE ARE FORCED T ENDURE THEIR UNBALANCED UNHINGED LOW QUALITY OF WORK.. YES I AM SPEAKING ABOUT RUTH B. GINSBERG.. SENILITY IS IN FULL SWING.. FALLING ASLEEP ON THE BENCH DURING ARGUMENTS IS INEXCUSABLE .. NOT TO BE TOLERATED AND YET WE ARE FORCED TO PUT UP WITH IT BY THESE SELF-IMPORTANT ASSES.. IF THEY WANT RESPECT>> THEN POLICE YOUR RANKS!!! THROW OUT THE OBVIOUSLY INCAPACITATED SENILE OLD BAG!!!

    • Mary

      25 years too long.

      • G. W.

        10Years with eligibility to be reappointed by the sitting President and confirmed by the Senate.

  • Charles R. Wirt

    Will lobbyists also have term limits imposed? When they know more about the subjects being considered I think it’s “Houston, we have a problem” time.

  • monongahela

    Why are we paying these politicians when they decide to go on vacation and they should not be paid while running for office. The country going broke and obamacare is hurting so many people yet these clowns go on vacation WHY!

    • Mary

      Term limits are near….
      Starting next election…..the are, in my opinion, pompous assholes.
      They think they’re better than the
      taxpayer.
      I for one will not be voting for my
      congressman come next election or
      the one he’s running in.

    • Mary

      Agree

    • artalem

      Gotta cut out all the lucrative pensions and benefits these lying, thieving, scumbags grant themselves!

  • Go,Bernie

    I back term limits. If it’s good enough for the President of the US it’s good enough for members if Congress. They should have to get Obamacare also. We, the UNITED states

  • Steven Fry

    We, as a country, need to start treating political office as a finite service, and not as an actual career. And
    this should not only apply to Washington, but to each and every one of our state capitals, city halls, and
    and county seats as well. The US now limits the office of US President to just 2 four terms for life. Several
    states also limit their governors to 2 four year terms for life, as well. And now we’re all finding ourselves
    behind the 8 ball, because we’ve never passed any amendments for similar term restrictions on either
    congress, a solitary one of our state’s legislatures, nor any of our local elected offices. It is essential for
    this to change, if we’re to have politics start working more in favor of the constituents and citizens in general, and less in favor of those infernal special interests, All elected officials, and many appointed
    politicians as well, ought to be limited to a finite time in office. And when they’ve held their office of offices
    for the amount of time which they’ve been limited to under the US Constitution, and all state’s constitutions, the

  • Wayne Mullis

    They haven’t done anything to deserve a Vacation. We need term limits real bad.