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See how the issue of term limits helped candidates get elected to Congress. Find out which candidates receive the most Political Action Committee money and who the term limits poster child of the week is. Two U.S. Representatives, from opposite sides of the aisle and opposite coasts, break their pledge and earn billboards. Contact your legislators and ask them to support term limits at termlimits.com/takeaction. Are you ready for #termlimitsday on February 27th? and more…
Did you know that 90% of the PAC money goes to incumbents. Term limits will take the power away from those groups and give it back to the people. When this happens, we will have meaningful reform on the national debt.
Hi, it’s Holly Robichaud with Breaking News on Term Limits. We have the first national poll, the New Year in. It was done by McLaughlin and Associates. It showed 82%, that’s right, 82% of voters overwhelmingly support term limits. Only 8.6% opposed term limits. I don’t know of any other issue that gets polling numbers like that, do you? When broken down by a political party, it show that 80% of Democrats and Republicans supported term limits and 83% of Independents supported term limits. These are impressive numbers. We also did some polling in states, in South Carolina, we showed 72% support, in Texas, 71%, Utah, 77%, in North Carolina, 74%, Georgia 72%, Ohio, 71%, and then the home state of Mitch McConnell, 74% of the voters support term limits. That’s right, Mitch McConnell’s home state supports term limits. Support for congressional term limits is popular in bipartisan. In Arizona, we’re pleased to announce that former Democratic state representative, Diego Rodriguez will be joining former Republican state senator, Kelly Townsend, in spearheading our efforts.
Diego and Kelly don’t agree on many issues, but they do agree on term limits. The national debt and the debt ceiling have been in the news a lot lately. Our country owes $31 trillion, that breaks down to $247,000 per taxpayer. I don’t have that kind of extra cash hanging around, do you? Probably not, and it gets worse every year. Why? Because without term limits, Congress isn’t responsible to the people it represents, it’s responsible to the lobbyist and to the PACs. Did you know that 90% of the PAC money goes to incumbents? Term limits will take the power away from those groups and give it back to the people. When this happens, we will have meaningful reform on the national debt.
We’re pleased that Speaker Kevin McCarthy has agreed to give us a vote in the House of Representatives, but what if it doesn’t pass? Well, the good news is there’s a way to bypass Congress, and we have teams working in the States on a daily, weekly basis to make that happen. So what’s happening in the States? Well, in Idaho, US term limits is running a commercial with one of our biggest supporters, Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, urging people to support term limits. Check it out.
Ron Desantis: When I got elected to Congress many years ago, people told me, “Just wait in line.” Well, I rejected that then, and I reject it now. That’s why term limits is the only way to drain the swamp in Washington, that’s why we need states to step up and take action to pass a resolution calling for an Article V term limits convention. You will not only be doing the business of the people of Idaho, but you will be doing a great thing for the vast majority of the American people.
Idaho is not the only state we’re very active in. In Tennessee, Arizona, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Indiana, legislation has been filed. In Ohio, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Maine, and Pennsylvania, legislation is getting ready to drop. If you live in any of these states we urge you to contact your legislators and ask them to support our resolution.
It’s now time for the poster child politician for term limits. Congressman Hal Rogers of Kentucky makes our list this week. Rogers was first elected to Congress in 1980 and is currently the longest serving member in the House of either party, 42 years, and he has every intention of running again in 2024. He was first elected to office in 1969, when Richard Nixon was President of the United States, Americans landed on the moon, and we were fighting the Vietnam War. He has served a total of 54 years. Did you know that Hal Rogers was named by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics as one of the most corrupt members of Congress? Why? For abusing his congressional power to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars into a network of organizations operated by political cronies and family members within his district. He’s been called the prince of pork for subverting our ban on earmarks.
He has been described as Osama bin Laden’s best friend and a disgrace by National Review for diverting money from Homeland Security to his district. He’s gotta go. Don’t forget, February 27th is National Term Limits Day, that’s the day that commemorates the ratification of the 22nd Amendment in 1951, which imposed term limits on the President of the United States, that’s 68 years ago. If term limits is good enough for the President, then it’s good enough for Congress. Congressional term limits can become a reality, but we can’t do it without you, go to termlimits.org to find out how you can help in your state. Sign up to join our volunteer list and be sure to like US Term Limits Breaking News, and invite your friends to watch us. This is Holly Robichaud, with US Term Limits Breaking News, and we’ll be back to you next week.