If you arrived in Congress before the movie the Exorcist was released, it may be time to retire. (Don Young, R-AK, 1973.)
If you arrived in Congress before the first IBM-PC was invented, it may be time to retire. ( Hal Rogers, R-KY and Chris Smith, R-NJ, 1981.)
If you arrived in Congress before the CD-player was invented, it may be time to retire.
If you arrived in Congress when Windows 3.1 was the operating system, it may be time to retire.
If you arrived in Congress when gas was less than $0.90 a gallon, it may be time to retire.
You may be catching on to the theme here... They should all be retired.
According to Business Insider, a 2019 report from the executive-staffing firm Crist Kolder Associates said CEOs' average age at the time of hiring for Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies rose sharply to 58 years old from 54 between 2018 and 2019. The most common age for a CEO to be hired at is 57 years old, the report said.
We find it ironic that the age to start collecting Social Security is 62 and yet in the House of Representatives there are one hundred and forty one (141) elected officials who are over the age of 65. Sixty-six of them are in their 70s. Twelve are in their 80s. When you flip to the Senate there are 50 Senators who are over the age of 65 and more than half of them are pushing 70+.
This isn't an exercise in age shaming as much as it's a reflection of something deeply troubling about our current system of electing our Representatives and Senators.
There are many things that the Left and the Right have to argue about but the amount of time any one person can represent us should be high on the priority list of things we can unite on. A potential olive branch in President-elect Joe Biden's make-believe call for unity and an immediate answer to these worthless politicians who are owned by life-long lobbyists in D.C. could just be to term limit all of them.
If it's good enough for the President of the United States it should be good enough for Congress too.