Argument: Term-limited politicians spend time looking for next job

Issue Report: Term limits for legislators


David Alpert. “Term limits are a dangerous policy.” Greater Greater Washington. April 6th, 2011: “legislators spend much of the time, especially in their 2nd term, worrying about their next job. Where’s that next job? Among the leading contenders are often organizations that have business before the city and would hire them as lobbyists.

In most industries, each job trains you for the next. Legislators build up skill at legislating, and government connections. If legislating suddenly becomes forbidden as a job, then those government connections are what’s left.”