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Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 2:00 am

Maryland Delegate Michael Hough says he wants his fellow state lawmakers to limit their own terms so part-time legislators don't turn into career politicians.

When the Maryland General Assembly convenes in January, Hough will push to bar state lawmakers from serving more than three terms in the Senate and three in the House of Delegates. Capping length of service would shake up the "ruling class" that now controls the legislative process in Annapolis, he believes.

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32 comments:

  • Talbot posted at 3:53 pm on Wed, Dec 4, 2013.

    Talbot Posts: 3

    Like the democrats will even let it happen, they don't like to share power. One party rule, no matter the party is bad for everyone.

     
  • Talbot posted at 3:51 pm on Wed, Dec 4, 2013.

    Talbot Posts: 3

    We have no recall option in Maryland and you can be sure the Democrats wont let a law like that pass lest they lose power.

     
  • Talbot posted at 3:49 pm on Wed, Dec 4, 2013.

    Talbot Posts: 3

    We know how to vote but the Democrats have gerrymandered this state into oblivion, ensuring they stay in power.

     
  • stevem90999 posted at 12:36 am on Wed, Dec 4, 2013.

    stevem90999 Posts: 498

    oops, made an error:
    Yep, and those republican states AREN'T financially collapsing like the liberal state of California or the cities of Detroit, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. LOL

     
  • stevem90999 posted at 12:35 am on Wed, Dec 4, 2013.

    stevem90999 Posts: 498

    Yep, and those republican states are financially collapsing like the liberal state of California or the cities of Detroit, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. LOL

     
  • stevem90999 posted at 10:55 pm on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    stevem90999 Posts: 498

    I know what Hough means. It seems like Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., has been here like forever. One guy was telling me that Barbara Mikulski (I know she's not in the state legislature but is still part of the Maryland gang of politicians) has been around since he was in college in his 20s and he is now in his 60s!! Yikes, that's a long time to be pushing her influence in Maryland's political scene, whether on the state or the federal level as one of Maryland's u.s. senators!! No wonder Maryland is in danger of collapsing like Detroit in it's liberalism if this keeps up!!

     
  • stevem90999 posted at 10:50 pm on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    stevem90999 Posts: 498

    How about we only have term limits for Democrats?

     
  • armillary posted at 8:00 pm on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    armillary Posts: 2319

    That's what voters are for. Or do you welcome others usurping your rights?

     
  • watson4sherlock posted at 4:53 pm on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    watson4sherlock Posts: 11578

    Republicans have one party rule in many other states. Don't be laughed at; rent and load.

     
  • soule1061 posted at 4:29 pm on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    soule1061 Posts: 916

    The purpose of term limits is to prevent political machines from being built. Maryland is run by a Democrat political machine. That's why we need laws designed to kick politicians out of office before they become entrenched in their positions.

     
  • soule1061 posted at 4:25 pm on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    soule1061 Posts: 916

    Not so simple when you consider that elections are rigged to favor Democrats.

     
  • soule1061 posted at 4:22 pm on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    soule1061 Posts: 916

    Democrats have one-party rule in Maryland. They laugh at Republicans. This is not democracy!

     
  • nbouqu1 posted at 1:37 pm on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    nbouqu1 Posts: 127

    we do have term limits. It's called voting. Learn to use it.

     
  • Arcticdc5 posted at 1:21 pm on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    Arcticdc5 Posts: 953

    If that's what you want to call it. Sure beats sitting back and shrugging your shoulders saying "Oh well".

     
  • skjer531 posted at 12:04 pm on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    skjer531 Posts: 631

    lets recall hough and the actress

     
  • skjer531 posted at 12:03 pm on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    skjer531 Posts: 631

    yea until the republicans get in office then its forgotten

     
  • skjer531 posted at 12:01 pm on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    skjer531 Posts: 631

    says who?hough is a puppet of ALEC,the worst enemy of the working man

     
  • watson4sherlock posted at 11:08 am on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    watson4sherlock Posts: 11578

    How about we only have term limits for Republicans?

     
  • Wayo44Mag posted at 10:46 am on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    Wayo44Mag Posts: 1116

    This state (and country) will always suck until we DO have term limits ! Government was NEVER intended to be a CAREER !!!

     
  • armillary posted at 10:40 am on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    armillary Posts: 2319

    Hough doesn't like who's in charge
    paid enough but he's not living large
    term limits he's spoken
    with Roscoe's streak broken
    his duty's too big to discharge.

     
  • Arcticdc5 posted at 10:20 am on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    Arcticdc5 Posts: 953

    Another option is recall elections, such as what happened in CO this year. Or is MD immune to that with a "law"?

     
  • armillary posted at 9:11 am on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    armillary Posts: 2319

    I'm amused by Delegate Hough's web page:
    http://www.houghfordelegate.com/

     
  • skjer531 posted at 8:59 am on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    skjer531 Posts: 631

    then move to west Virginia with your buddy mooney mr ho

     
  • public-redux posted at 8:44 am on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    public-redux Posts: 3023

    Term limits are a favorite idea amongst those who don't trust people to know their own interests. The sorts of people who think government knows better than you.

     
  • pixie-dust posted at 8:22 am on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    pixie-dust Posts: 1153

    Hough may as well tape a sign to his suit that reads "Ignore me, everyone else does."

     
  • dbjanda1 posted at 7:44 am on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    dbjanda1 Posts: 995

    Prove your point and quit...Me

     
  • skjer531 posted at 7:15 am on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    skjer531 Posts: 631

    phony victimhood

     
  • girlpolitic posted at 6:34 am on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    girlpolitic Posts: 213

    Term limits are exactly what we need both on the state and county level.

     
  • DebtFree posted at 6:21 am on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    DebtFree Posts: 1098

    I believe Frederick County's inept politicians have provided us little to no return on our tax investment into state coffers we would be offer sending politicians to Annapolis who can collaborate with diversity.

     
  • normalperson posted at 6:01 am on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    normalperson Posts: 179

    Good Luck on that one in Md

     
  • skjer531 posted at 5:49 am on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    skjer531 Posts: 631

    term limits EEO for losers like hough- ALEC's lackey in maryland

     
  • Ballenger Creek Golfer posted at 5:11 am on Tue, Dec 3, 2013.

    Ballenger Creek Golfer Posts: 444

    Term Limits = Vote the person out of office. Simple.[wink]

     

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