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Red~Origami 2 kids; United States 5283 posts
Nov 9th '16

Quoting Consuela*:

There are people in the senate and house that have been there for 30 years. It's disgusting. Obviously they aren't making anything better, they need to go.


Yeah thats not right. there should be a limit for sure. 

bia. 4 kids; ., ., Portugal 102656 posts
Nov 9th '16

Quoting Mother-of-four:

Seriously. I can totally see someone trying to assassinate Trump though, he's said some shitty things about so many groups of people, who the hell wants him as our leader.


And they said Obama would be assassinated, nuh. 

Double Jeopardy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Seattle, WA, United States 19389 posts
Nov 9th '16

Quoting Rock_Candy:

Oh! I didnt.know that. i thought it was like 6 years but i guess thats not a limit on how many times they can be elected. glad to know.



Each term for the Senate is 6 years, 2 years for the House of Representatives and 4 years for the President. But the President has a 2 term limit. The legislative branch does not. And the Supreme Court justices hold their seat for life. With Trump being able to appoint the one Supreme Court justice position that is current available, he'll likely appoint a Republican justice which would stay the Supreme Court to the conservative side.

Destinite 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 35339 posts
Nov 9th '16

Quoting Rock_Candy:

Yeah thats not right. there should be a limit for sure. 


It has to change. I am also extremely impressed Trump said before he was elected that he would not be taking the 400k per year for his entire term. I am hopeful he will do something good with that money and help a lot of people in need. 

Destinite 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 35339 posts
Nov 9th '16

Quoting Double Jeopardy:


Each term for the Senate is 6 years, 2 years for the House of Representatives and 4 years for the President. But the President has a 2 term limit. The legislative branch does not. And the Supreme Court justices hold their seat for life.


I am so ready for them all to be forcefully retired! They'll all still be overpaid for their 'retirement.' I have a relative that is retired FBI. Makes 25k a month in retirement. 
That is rather excessive IMO. 

Double Jeopardy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Seattle, WA, United States 19389 posts
Nov 9th '16

Quoting Destinite:

I am so ready for them all to be forcefully retired! They'll all still be overpaid for their 'retirement.' I have a relative that is retired FBI. Makes 25k a month in retirement
That is rather excessive IMO. 


That's crazy! He must have been very high ranking and been in for a long time or something. I know the FBI retirement is the same as what I'm offered. I'll get less than $3k a month after retirement unless I make rank.

Consuela* United States 5029 posts
Nov 9th '16

Quoting Destinite:

I am so ready for them all to be forcefully retired! They'll all still be overpaid for their 'retirement.' I have a relative that is retired FBI. Makes 25k a month in retirement. 
That is rather excessive IMO. 


That is insane for a retirement. If you are no longer doing the job you don't need to be kept in a lavish lifestyle. I am not against pensions for public servents and letting them live comfortably into old age, but 300K a year is just gluttony.

Mother-of-four 4 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 1617 posts
Nov 9th '16

Quoting bia.:

And they said Obama would be assassinated, nuh. 


I've been trying to think of that aspect too in that so many people were afraid of Obama coming into office because of his "Muslim roots" or whatever but he turned out okay, I'm REALLY hoping this will be the same but I've never cared for Trump as a celebrity never mind our president.

hilee18 1 child; United States 691 posts
Nov 9th '16

I didn't vote, first time I haven't since I could. 
I was in pain and didn't want to wait 2 hours, and after some soul searching and thinking about how I thought it wasn't good that I knew others were voting for Trump to vote against Hillary in essence, how was me voting for a candidate I don't believe in to prove a point any different, I feel like the fact that nearly half the nation that could DIDN'T vote and that third party candidates did better than I can remember sent a stronger message.
Neither was a good option, we need better in 2020. 

hilee18 1 child; United States 691 posts
Nov 9th '16

Quoting Mother-of-four:

Seriously. I can totally see someone trying to assassinate Trump though, he's said some shitty things about so many groups of people, who the hell wants him as our leader.


I hope not, as a sad coincidence, today marks the anniversary of Kristallnacht, one of the first violent acts of the Nazi Party, it was spurred because a Jewish man killed a German Diplomat, this gave people fear and all those lies about Jews being bad... this was just "another example". 
I don't care who tried to assassinate Trump or Pence a white Irish guy who went to Mass regularly would be tied to Muslims. 
I'm not saying Trump supporters are waiting at the call to arms to slaughter Muslims, but in a time of depression, economic downturn and such things can get pretty crazy, I am more worried about 2020 (and was also, if Clinton was elected, to be fair) if these were our choices this year, how desperate will we feel in 4 years? 

Jenn+5 ❤️ TTC since May 2017; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Town you've never heard of, OH, United States 13470 posts
Nov 9th '16

I voted for Evan mcmullin knowing it wouldn't do any good. I felt good about my decision though, I knew at least he believed in God.

♥Jessie♥ Due June 14; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 14910 posts
Nov 9th '16

Quoting hilee18:
I didn't vote, first time I haven't since I could. 
I was in pain and didn't want to wait 2 hours, and after some soul searching and thinking about how I thought it wasn't good that I knew others were voting for Trump to vote against Hillary in essence, how was me voting for a candidate I don't believe in to prove a point any different, I feel like the fact that nearly half the nation that could DIDN'T vote and that third party candidates did better than I can remember sent a stronger message.
Neither was a good option, we need better in 2020. 


I read that amount of voters voting was up by 4.7% this year though so there was more voters out than usual actually.

lamb_nodules 2 kids; United Kingdom 3728 posts
Nov 10th '16

Quoting Destinite:

It has to change. I am also extremely impressed Trump said before he was elected that he would not be taking the 400k per year for his entire term. I am hopeful he will do something good with that money and help a lot of people in need. 


Lol. I find some solace in the fact that the Trump voters will be the ones he'll disappoint the most. 

Mother-of-four 4 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 1617 posts
Nov 10th '16

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Destinite 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 35339 posts
Nov 10th '16

Quoting Double Jeopardy:

That's crazy! He must have been very high ranking and been in for a long time or something. I know the FBI retirement is the same as what I'm offered. I'll get less than $3k a month after retirement unless I make rank.


I am honestly not sure exactly what his rank was. The only reason I even know his income is because of a family business that was owned by him and several others and it was on the paperwork my MIL wanted me to review.