When we send our elected officials to Washington, we expect them to do the job we sent them there to do. In the workforce, focusing on keeping your job typically means focusing on doing a good job, but for politicians, it can mean something very different.
Politicians in Congress are always in an election mindset. Because politicians view their position as a career and believe they can enjoy its benefits indefinitely, they spend much of their time and effort posturing, raising money for their reelection campaigns, and running for office. The opportunity to stay in office, term after term, causes them to focus on politics rather than issues.
True and effective leadership is nearly impossible for politicians who are perpetually campaigning. Term limits will ensure that policy and problem solving, not politics or campaigning, are the focus of our representatives.