July 25, 2024

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“America’s most exclusive retirement home”: US Congress makes gap between young and old painfully visible

“America’s most exclusive retirement home”: US Congress makes gap between young and old painfully visible

At this time, Johnson was poorly represented in Congress. “I feel like people who are doing me harm are trying to save me. Some politicians have been in politics for 60 years. They’re reversing laws they helped pass in the past. How can Congress represent me if it’s staffed by the same people. Sitting in the chair over and over again?”

Carpenter believes that older representatives can understand the concerns of young Americans, and they will be supported by the right group. “Every representative has his limitations. It is important that he surrounds himself with the right personnel, and that includes the youth.”

Although the Young Republicans don’t believe every politician does that. “I feel like a lot of older representatives surround themselves with ‘yes-men,’ and not necessarily with people who contribute their own ideas so that they can maintain the status quo as best as possible.”

In almost every state, not just Arizona and Texas, there is criticism of the aging of representatives and senators. North Dakota is the first state to plan to introduce an upper age limit for politicians running for Congress: Anyone 81 or older can no longer run for office before a term ends.

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