Congress makes its own case for term limits

After first digging in his heels against calls for him to resign from his U.S. House seat amid allegations of tens of thousands in payoffs from a congressional taxpayer paid “hush fund” — maintained solely for victims of sexual harassment —- John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) has conceded to the charges against him and quit. In his case being able to brag about assaulting female staffers might fall into the arena of braggadocio.  Conyers is 88 years old.  Implausibly, he has been  reelected in his Detroit district for 52 years. He wants his same named violent son, to follow him into the hallowed D.C. halls. John the Third was arrested for stabbing his girlfriend, but mysteriously never prosecuted.

Here in Arizona we’ve had the misfortune of having octogenarian John McCain run for, and win, another 6-year senate term in 2016, so we know firsthand how clueless voters can be. He remains in office, intentionally causing incalculable damage, though suffering from a malignant brain tumor. These facts led us to explore the elderly in the U.S. House and Senate. As of December 7, 2017, 5 senators are in their 80s, 18 are in their 70s,

Quorum provides the facts inThe 115th Congress is among the oldest in history,” noting “18 of the 33 Senators running for reelection in 2018 will be 65 or older. If they win, another six years in office would put Senators Feinstein, Hatch, Nelson, and Sanders well into their 80’s. Looking ahead at the 2020 elections, 21 of the 33 Senators running for reelection will be 65 or older.” Many House members are more than twice the median age of their constituents and could be their grandparents. Be sure to read the concluding portion regarding President Trump’s call for term limits

Legistorm  breaks down the members and staffers ages, showing clear evidence that the younger staffers do the work while the senior citizen members haul in the six-figure salaries and perks. These same D.C. insiders continually push for amnesty for illiterate illegal aliens from Mexico and Central America, absurdly telling us we need these workers to underwrite Social Security. Minimum wage earning illegals with a third grade education are not going to keep Social Security afloat  Legal immigrants, who respect our country and laws, possess educational credentials and skills are a different story.

Breitbart News reports lame duck Sen. Jeff Flake is working with Democrats on revising another Gang of Eight style amnesty scheme. Not surprisingly, by the time he dropped out of the 2018 senate race to avoid an embarrassing defeat, Flake had a paltry 18% approval rating.

9 Responses to Congress makes its own case for term limits

  1. Maggie says:

    Imagine any member of the House or Senate voting for their own demise…it will never happen.

  2. State Delegate says:

    How many of these geezers are wearing Depends? I’ll bet there is a strong amonIa scent wafting down the Senate and House halls these days.

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    What the h$ll?

    Trent Franks to resign, as rumors swirl ??

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      And here I was just singing his praises. You never really know I guess.

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      Arizona Congressman Trent Franks announces resignation

      “I have recently learned that the Ethics Committee is reviewing an inquiry regarding my discussion of surrogacy with two previous female subordinates, making each feel uncomfortable. I deeply regret that my discussion of this option and process in the workplace caused distress.”

      • Kathy says:

        Feel uncomfortable?? What the heck – snowflakes. All the women had to say FIRMLY was – No, I’m not interested. What is happening – where are the strong men and women?

        Sounds like a set up to go after Roy Moore when he gets elected. McConnell and Ryan certainly don’t want Moore in their midst to expose their corruption! Franks resigning doesn’t pass the smell test.

        Franken did NOT resign – he stated that he WOULD be resigning in a few weeks – WHAT???? In a few weeks he will have a change of heart. Listen to his speech – he blamed the accusers. Why would he claim to want to resign if he did nothing wrong – oops there is at least 1 picture showing the opposite.

      • Doc says:

        I concur most whole-heartedly! This whole franken thing stinks. And as to Judge Roy Moore…I believe HIM, 100%. I personally believe that this whole Moore thing is a set-up perpetrated by establishment idiots like (ASS), mcCONnell, R.I.N.O. ryan, etc…

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    There was a time when those who served in Congress went there to do some good for the country and left when they thought they had accomplished something or felt they had given enough of their time.
    Then, since Bill Clinton – it seems that Washington, D.C. was a place to get rich and live the life – all those delicious perks where they’re treated like kings and queens, i.e. under Obama, Pelosi flew on a government plane, stocked with munchies and booze, every weekend to her home on the West Coast, along with Leon Panetta on another plane to CA.

    The secret stash of taxpayer money recently discovered to pay off sexual harassment and other claims was another perk. I remember when Newt Gingrich was in Congress, the gossip columns told of him in a D.C. restaurant with a $4,000 bottle of wine on the table. It’s lucrative for these swamp dwellers to stay there as long as possible. Their healthcare is the best, pensions are fantastic and they don’t have to do much – their staff does the work. There are a few who are good, honest people, who work hard who never make the headlines. I think Trent Franks is one.

    The following is from above info supplied by SRAZ:
    “Democratic leaders in the House are two decades older than Republican leaders.

    The average age of the Democratic House leadership is 72 years old, whereas the average age of Republican House leadership is 48 years old. This trend continues in House committee leadership with Republican chairmen averaging 59 years old and ranking Democrats averaging 68 years old.”

    We should vote them out after 2 terms in the Senate and 4 in the House.

    • Maggie says:

      First of all, I see nothing untoward about a discussion of surrogacy. If Trent Franks was asking the women to consider being physically impregnated by him that would be another story. But from what I’ve read and heard that was never the case.
      He and his wife had fertility problems. They hired a surrogate who bore them twins.So what? It happens more frequently than most people assume.. Personally I’d prefer that to a stranger adoption, where nothing about the actual heredity is known.There are countless traits, vital family medical history.including genetic diseases, predispositions to alcoholism,etc. that are unfairly kept from adoptees and adoptive parents.

      As to the post, ,commercial airline pilots have a mandatory retirement at age 65, since they hold the fate of others in their decision making. So do lawmakers.

      I agree with Conservative Since Birth. They need to serve and sever. Go home after two terms.

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