The Anti-Incumbent Party recommends voting out all long-term (more than two terms) incumbents in 2012.
The time for real change is NOW.
Our congressmen blame us rather than themselves. The Glass Steagel Act was put in place after the Great Depression to keep banks and securities firms apart. They are the ones who repeal the Glass-Staegel Act. Therefore, they are the originator of the financial crisis.
At town hall meetings, our congressmen refer to us as “those people;” they say that we are the people who caused the subprime mortgage crisis. They are out of touch with the American people.
The Republicans gave us massive national deficits and the current Democrats are adding even more massive national debt and they are standing on top of all of it while lighting a match. Most of these congressmen have been in office for 20 to 30 years, it is time for a massive house cleaning! I agree, vote out all incumbents in 2010.
Yes, our congressmen have the very best health care insurance; the same socialize medicine they don’t want us to have.
An incumbent Republican is a standard screw and an incumbent Democrat is a Phillips screw. So whichever way you vote, you get the screw.Vote out the incumbents in 2010, and in every future national election!
Whether you blame it on unemployment, lost homes, or other issues, the responsible parties are still in office drawing their high salaries and benefits (government paid health insurance). It is time to give a new group a chance to run this country and to draw those benefits. New inexperience candidates can do no worst.
If one person votes against the incumbent, its only one vote. A person on the ballot against an incumbent takes away many votes from the incumbent. In Maryland, the filing fee is $50.00 for the House of Representatives, $100.00 for the Senate. If hundreds or even thousands of ordinary citizens filed to be on the ballot to run for congress, then they would effectively take away many votes from incumbents. If you could get 2500 citizens to run against an incumbent Senator, or congressperson, the incumbent would be one of 2500 names on the ballot, and the chances of getting 50 % majority of the votes to win would be greatly reduced. A sum of $100,000.00 would pay 2000 filing fees for the House, or 1000 candidates for US Senate. A million dollars would pay for 20,000 candidates for the House of Representatives, or 10,000 candidates for a Senate seat. Imagine what an incumbent Senator would do with 9,999 other names on the ballot? The point is that the method is legal and would be the most effective way of eliminating all incumbents.