Congress is on another ‘break’ which will last until early January 2017. In 2016, the House was in session for only 111 days and the Senate for 124 days; at a beginning base pay of $174,000 + benefits, that’s a minimum of $1400 – $1567 per day just for junior members of Congress. Doesn’t that make you wonder if we are receiving our due benefits from those elected officials on Capitol Hill???
On January 20, 2017, President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as our 45th president of the USA. High on everyone’s priority will be Obama Care and its rising premiums cost and decreased benefits. A surprising number of Democratic Senators have said they’re open to helping Republicans replace Obama Care. Time will tell.