From Courthouse News Service:

“Term limits may be great politics, but they are incredibly bad for government,” said Casey Burgat, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute’s Governance Project. “In fact, they are more likely to hamper Congress’ ability to do its job and would exacerbate some of the very problems their adoption is intended to rectify.”

Burgat backed up Powell’s findings, also saying lawmakers who face term limits tend to rely more on “unelected outsiders” for information because they do not have the time to develop the expertise necessary to craft intricate legislation.

“Just as in any other profession from teaching to accounting to surgery, we get better at the job the longer we do the job,” Burgat said.

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