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"In general, once politicians get into power, they often move toward the DC mentality, which is about getting re-elected more than about the average voter."
So true, and a very good reason why there should be term limits for Congressional people. That hasn't much chance of happening though since voting for term limits means that many of those in Congress would be voting to end their own employment.
The other reason why term limits may not be something a lot of people would support is the idea of some that we need younger people in Congress, and those younger people that have been elected to Congress are activists interested in promoting their own agenda which, while perhaps good for a relatively small group is not necessarily good for the nation as a whole.
I don't vote a straight party ticket either. I kind of think that so many voting a straight party line is beginning to be damaging as it's becoming one party over the other rather than both parties being able to work together even though their ideas, etc. may be different.