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  Question 8 of 54   Current Issues
WASHINGTON, Dec 4-Supporters of limits on Congressional terms gathered in the nationís capital today Limiting the number of years that members of Congress could serve to 12 years -- six terms for House members and two terms for senators -- would force more competition into the system. . . supporters of term limits said this yearís elections, with a 96 percent re-election rate in the House, showed how hard it was for even an angry electorate to defeat incumbents. -- The New York Times, December 1990 The major reason for increased support for the change discussed in the article is the publicís belief that


 1.  most current members of Congress have taken bribes

 2.  the Presidentís political party should have a majority in Congress

 3.  political disputes in Congress would be reduced

 4.  the democratic process would be strengthened

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