Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday called for sweeping Washington reform including term limits for congressional lawmakers, telling supporters “it’s time to drain the swamp.”I've been waiting for something like this for a couple of weeks. Quit complaining and lay out some solid proposals.
Under Trump's proposal, members of the House of Representatives would serve a maximum of six years, while Senators would be limited to 12 years in office.
He wants to re-institute a ban to prevent Executive Branch officials from lobbying the government for five years after they leave government service and to ensure the ban cannot be lifted by executive order.
Trump also wants Congress to institute its own five-year lobby ban for members and their staff.
And he wants to close “loopholes” that he says allow former congressional and Executive Branch officials to lobby while calling themselves consultants and advisers.
Trump is also calling for a lifetime ban on senior Executive Branch officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government and for Congress to pass campaign-finance reform to keep registered foreign lobbyists from raising money in U.S. elections.It took him long enough to "get off the pot", but those are policy proposals I can get behind.
We know that Hillary represents the established Washington status quo. It's time for Trump to realize that he's in a race and lay out policy proposals that We The People can get behind. As much as I like my Congressman, I think that Congressional term limits are a good idea. I've also long believed that lobbyists should be drawn, quartered, and hung on the steps of Congress. (okay, that may be a little extreme, but you get my point.)