Monday, August 15, 2011

John R. Smith: Term Limits Work

"The best political news I heard all week is that an appeals court ruled that voters can choose to amend a county’s charter to mandate term limits for county commissioners," wrote John R. Smith in the BIZPAC Review today. "Term limits work, because over the last few years we have seen what happens when we dont have them. Tenure corrupts."

"Whatever deficit problems the Washington political class tackles, or however much the local county commission raises taxes every year, their number one priority is to get re-elected. They do that by handing out public money. And the more that politicians can expand government, the more money they can dole out. Because re-election becomes their holy grail, term limits reduce corruption and government expansion because limits eliminate re-election."

For the full story, go here.

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