John Stossel on Why Incumbents Always Win


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The public is apparently angry at today's politicians. Eighty-two percent disapprove of the job Congress is doing. So will Tuesday's election bring a big shakeup? It's unlikely. Congressional reelection rates never drop below 85 percent.

Incumbents have all sorts of built-in advantages, explains John Stossel. And they game the system to make it tougher for outsiders to challenge them. What we need isn't to "get money out of politics," as some suggest, but to get term limits on elected officials, Stossel argues.