I believe that a lack of term limits for members of the House of Representatives and the Senate are part of the reason that there is gridlock and animosity in Washington DC. The members are often too engrossed in the activities to maintain their office and don’t pay attention to governing. If term limits were in place maybe elected officials would be more diligent about doing what it best for the country rather than doing what is best for their re-election. Another reason for term limits is there is a need for “new blood” in Washington DC on a regular basis. Sure, I understand the seniority system and that it can benefit a state if they have senior members in congress. However, this in great part has led to pork barrel politics and and our ever increasing budgets. By instituting term limits in congress perhaps the cream will rise to to the top and the truly effective members of congress will be rewarded with leadership positions.
My suggestion would be to limit congressmen to four terms and senators to two terms. I ask that the people elected to represent us give 100% focus to their duties and bow out gracefully at the end of a term limit.