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Berettafan, iron-clad term limits would so change our entire country and political culture, that the full range of consequences can barely be measured. Of course, I'd prefer one term only, no reelection ever, and no future government job ever for an ex-official. That would completely kill the idea of a career politician and those guys would probably end up selling used cars. More importantly, however, the complete disappearance of reelection campaigns and fundraising would mean A) politicians have to actually focus on their jobs and could vote their consciences, B) they'd not be able to make quid pro quo promises in exchange for reelection cash, C) there's no longer be any incentives to use the fed. tax code as a means of rewarding or punishing political foes, supporters or grievance groups. It would be an entirely new world. The Constitution might even mean something once again.
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