A push for term limits has been the cry of some voters for years thinking this might put an end to gridlock and complacency for those who have been there for years.
If you have read the paper this morning you’ll see the Hares Corner postal facility had survived being shut down avoiding the loss of hundreds of jobs, and having an effect on the small businesses that service the facility, gasoline, tires, and other deliveries down to a roll of toilet paper.
And you can thank a career politician, U.S. Senator Tom Carper for pulling off the deal. Carper chairs the Senate sub-committee overseeing the postal service. I don’t think the postal officials wanted to bite the hand that feeds them.
Had Carper been serving his last term because of term limits or stated he wasn’t seeking reelection, postal officials wouldn’t have given Carper the time of day; sorry, this is how the system, politics 101.
Not only were jobs saved, with the closing of other facilities in surrounding states, new jobs will be created in DE to handle the extra mail. New jobs mean more taxes coming into the state, maybe they will purchase a new home which spins off more purchases; appliances, furniture, carpet, maybe a new car; you get the picture.
Term limits; really?