Entries by Philip Blumel

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 […]

Florida: Term Limits Convention approved by House committee, Brevard REC

It was a big day for the Term Limits Convention today, as the bill calling for the Article V amendment convention (HM 417) passed its second and last House committee and won a unanimous endorsement by the membership of the Brevard Republican Executive Committee. The bill was approved in the House State Affairs Committee in a […]

Florida: Palm Beach Gardens Politician violates Term Limits — Seeks 5th Term

In spite of a new voter-approved term limits law that was approved by nearly 80 percent of the vote, 4-term incumbent Vice Mayor David Levy is running for his fifth consecutive election to the Palm Beach Gardens City Council. The 2014 law, which is retroactive, limits council members to two consecutive elections to the council. […]

Rubio: Congress Won’t Pass Term Limits — We need an Article V Convention

GOP presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is tired of relying on Congress to vote for term limits. “You’re never going to get (term limits) from Congress,” he told a town hall meeting in Iowa. Instead, Rubio believes citizens must use an amendment-proposing convention of the states to make term limits a reality. “I will put the full […]

Florida: Osceola County Republican Executive Commitee endorses Term Limits Convention

In an overwhelming voice vote, the Osceola Republican Executive Committee on Nov. 19 passed a resolution urging the Florida legislature to officially call for the Congressional term limits convention. Their action follows a similar lopsided (79-1) endorsement from the Palm Beach County REC in October. The resolutions are particularly potent after the Term Limits Convention […]

Palm Beach County GOP calls for Term Limits Convention!

When the history is written of the successful effort to achieve Congressional term limits via an Article V convention, recall that it started right here. At their Oct. 14 meeting, the Palm Beach County Republican Executive Committee made a resounding call for an Article V convention limited to the issue of Congressional term limits. The resolution was […]

Congress has no problem holding these men to a term limit, but refuses to limit itself by Nick Tomboulides

I bet you didn’t know that most members of Congress do support term limits. The catch is, these limits apply only to the president’s tenure – not their own careers. Under Article V of the Constitution, Congress has the power to introduce and vote on any constitutional amendment, which is then brought before the states for ratification. […]