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Most people are disgusted with the recent Congressional mess over the fiscal cliff issues. There is a pathetic lack of cooperation and desire to negotiate with the other party. Why??? We elect people to Congress to work together, not to stick to immoveable preconditions. This is a symptom of an illness in Congress, but it is not the root disease. The root cause of most of our problems is the lack of term limits on those we elect. A recent New York Times report, took a look at what has happened to the House of Representatives regarding the number of swing districts…those won by about 5%. In 1992 there were 103 competitive or swing districts. In 2012 it's down to only 35. The so-called landslide districts, those district races won by more than 20%. In 1992 there were only 123. By 2012, it has almost doubled to 242. This drastic change is because 75% of districts are maneuvered to favor one party, and assure their re-election. The lack of term limits are the ultimate problem in Congress that must be addressed! I'm Vanessa Oubre and that's My Take, What's Yours?
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