To the Editor:

People say, “What we need (for more responsible government) is term limits,” meaning term limits for elective public office-holders. I disagree.

More effective for reining in the power, greed and growth of government would be term limits for government bureaucrats, especially federal government bureaucrats. Washington, D.C. is a magnet for the most powerful, most vicious, and longest reigning (not necessarily serving) administers.

Unelected government officers overtly or covertly thumb their noses at voter-chosen Congresses thinking, “You, Congressman, are up for reelection in two or six years. I will be here till I retire in twenty to forty years because I’m


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