Career Politicians

“I don’t believe that our Founding Fathers intended Congress to be filled with professional politicians.”
Career Politicians
The Reader's Turn
9/12/2023
Updated:
9/18/2023
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I enjoy “The Reader’s Turn” page; many great ideas are discussed. “An Argument for Term Limits“ was exceptionally good in the Aug. 23–29, 2023, edition. It has prompted me to write.

I don’t believe that our Founding Fathers intended Congress to be filled with professional politicians. Back in 1970, when I graduated from high school in western New York, I remember hearing the name Chuck Schumer as our local representative. As a 17-year-old then, I had no idea who he was or what he really did. I had little interest in politics then but did vote as soon as I was able as I believed it was my civic duty.

Now I am 70 years old, and Chuck Schumer is still involved in politics and screwing up our country as best he can. As are many, many other members of Congress. I used to think they were really being reelected each time. But the number of politicians who are still in office for 40–50 years, it seems beyond the realm of possibility that they are ALL doing such a great job that they are ALL being reelected. I believe they have all learned how to spin the election to keep getting in. Why would anyone in their 90s and needing to be pushed around in a wheelchair want to keep working? Or even the 70- and 80-year-olds. I was forced into retirement at 69 due to the COVID madness.

Even though I never vote for Chuck, he keeps getting in. I don’t think he has had a real job his whole life.

They will never vote for term limits.

William E. Bittner

New York

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