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Forget about -- -- -- our next guests think that's.
Way too easy he believes in one term only one term for all federal official.
All federal officeholders and then you were banned from running again for your entire life.
Only that way can we get rid of the professional politicians who so clearly discredit the idea of a citizen legislature that our founding fathers had -- by joining us now is Bob.
He's the former CEO all of Microsoft and current CEO of -- verbal group Bob great to see you sell one term.
For -- this is pretty dramatic.
Well that's good we need to do some dramatic things it's about time you say -- why we wanna do it this way the reason why.
Is that when politician gets elected today it takes about two days for them to realize their first priority is to get reelected.
And from there goes downhill you throw in thousands of lobbyists you throw in media the polarized as issues.
And pretty soon the politician realizes that the best thing to do is nothing.
Talk eloquently but do nothing right.
And basically that's the stalemate situation we find ourselves in -- -- three people who need.
Yeah who are who are willing to vote their conscience while self restraint is not working because even those congressmen and senators who have pledged to term limit themselves very often have not we've got a scroll that we could put up.
All of the various congressmen and senators who said.
About one -- here we go -- -- one -- -- these guys went on beyond that one term of course sometimes they pay the price for Bob Bennett of Utah did.
But we can't -- self restraint can -- Now we can't.
I just finished reading the biography of Benjamin Franklin and you've really began to realize what.
Our founding fathers had in mind which was up put the people against the -- -- Do other things in life have been successful are intelligent and you get the things done but this is not their full time job.
Alright well let's talk about specifics here then if yes your your idea does Begin to get a little traction here we got to think about terms.
How long way you could have a two year term for congressman right you'd have to have at least if -- -- -- right.
I think that's right that I think you do for years and you could have an election every other year.
Or you can have an election every year.
We can think that through and decide but basically I think a four year term.
For both the house and senate with staggered terms so.
You're not during the whole bunch out it wants at least you're -- -- a little bit of continuity but the fact is.
What we're after -- great minds who are highly motivated to serve the country for a brief period of time and then go back to what it is they do in life.
People who have a better job and just being a politician -- I should say better but people who don't become professional politicians look if it's if you consider it to be a duty.
Something that you'd rather not do but would do because you love your country that it could be a very important part of your life but just a short party like -- what about the president.
The president to serve just one -- or two.
I would make it one term for the the exact same reason or errors or six -- and argue.
-- you and I can argue maybe we given the break and make it six years but the fact is.
Like the president we have today.
By definition in the third -- the end of the third year they start basically thinking nothing but election.
That's right about they -- excuse of course as well we need we need some time to get used to it to know how -- to operate the gears in the switches.
And everything don't know out -- not to be rolled over by the staff but.
Looks like a rolled over a matter what they do right.
That's excellent -- it and the another thing David is I don't believe there should these be these -- pensions that go along with these positions I think that.
We should pay these people decently for a four year or six year term potentially.
-- regard to the president and and that's that your than out of there for life and would give fresh blood then.
-- her bald I'd like your idea you have Ben Franklin you have it -- you knew exactly what to do.
Bob thank you so much for coming in appreciate let's see how the idea gets traction.
We'll have you back to talk about.
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