Entries by Philip Blumel

STUDY: Term Limited States Ranked Best Fiscally as Career Politicos Flop

Surprise, surprise. A brand new report says states with term-limited legislatures are outperforming their career politician counterparts. According to George Mason University’s “Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition 2017” report, 8 of the 15 fiscally strongest states have legislative term limits. When one considers that only 15 out of 50 states have legislative term limits, […]

7th-year Republican Florida representative claims freshman status to evade 8-year term limit

The ugly hubris that accompanies entrenched power has been noted since human beings started taking notes. Here’s another card for the file: In Tampa, 7th-year legislator Rep. James Grant is facing his last term in office under Florida’s 8-year term limits law. How is he choosing to finish out his public service?  By filing for […]

Guess who’s blocking Congressional Term Limits — can you say Mitch?

A term limits amendment is about to be introduced in the U.S. House and Senate. The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) say they want to help President-elect Donald Trump “drain the swamp” by imposing congressional term limits. The two conservative lawmakers said in a Washington Post op-ed Friday they plan […]

VIDEO: Trump Backs Term Limits for Congress

Donald Trump just endorsed passing a constitutional amendment slapping Term Limits on Congress.  He’s now the second presidential candidate to endorse U.S. Term Limits’s ultimate goal. “Not only will it end government corruption, but it will end the economic stagnation in our country,” he just announced. We have the momentum.  Lobbying for Term Limits to […]

Florida: Term Limited Levy out! Citizens win 100% victory in Palm Beach Gardens

It is not an uncommon scenario: Citizens pass a simple term limits law and self-interested incumbents tie up the courts and murder the English language to protect their positions of meager power. Sometimes they’ll force illegal elections and round up the local establishment and media to come to their aid. The battles are fierce and often […]

Florida: Congressional Candidates Sukhia and Thomas Sign Term Limits Pledge

We took Congressional candidate Ken Sukhia to task in a recent post for apparent waffling on the issue of Congressional term limits. Since then Sukhia has clarified his position, making a bold commitment in favor of the popular reform by signing the U.S. Term Limits Congressional pledge. The former federal prosecutor and GOP primary candidate for Florida’s […]

Florida: U.S. Senate Candidate Todd Wilcox Refuses to sign Term Limits Pledge

Nick Tomboulides, Executive Director of U.S. Term Limits in an email reports: I have some disappointing news about a GOP candidate trying to be elected our next U.S. Senator here in Florida. At the Republican Liberty Caucus candidate forum yesterday in Melbourne, Todd Wilcox refused to sign the U.S. Term Limits Pledge. That means he […]

VIDEO: Five ways the FAIRtax Curtails Tax Cheats

The FAIRtax improves upon major factors that bear upon compliance. To understand how it does so, policy makers need to look at the several factors that bear upon compliance – both fraud and non-fraud – from the scholarly research.  The five most important of these are as follows: the number of taxpayers in relation to […]