Babcock: Term limits needed to get rid of 'corrupt politicians' in Assembly
Mike Babcock, Republican candidate for the District 111 state House seat, spoke out on social media recently regarding term limits recently.
Babcock said he signed the fixillinois.com online pledge to support term limits for the Assembly.
"I signed the pledge limiting career politicians and lawmakers," Babcock said. "I'm tired of corrupt politicians running our home into the ground. Has my opponent, (incumbent) Dan Beiser (D-Alton), signed the pledge? Of course not. Let's work together to fix Illinois' broken political system. Out with the old and in with the new."
Previous attempts to impose term limits on the Assembly have died in committee or failed to garner support from the sponsor's colleagues. When activists gather enough signatures to place an initiative on the ballot, it gets show down in court.
Gov. Bruce Rauner stumped this summer in favor of term limits, but House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) and Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) continue to oppose term-limits legislation. The two longtime lawmakers would be among those affected if term limits were imposed on the General Assembly.
"We cannot afford to continue paying the price of career politicians and their irresponsible spending," Babcock said. "Ten years is long enough; just look at the hole that they put us in now. Instead of digging the hole deeper, let’s send these career politicians packing."
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