Open Mike- 11/15/16

Featuring:

Max Richtman

CEO The National Committee to Preserve

Social Security and Medicare

Topic: What changes in benefits may occur under a Donald Trump Presidency. What does his group do and what issues connected to Social Security and Medicare are of concern.

Senator Tim Ashe

Newly Elected Senate Pro Tempore

Topic: What are his top priorities in the 2017 upcoming session? What bills are likely to pass this year? Does Vermont need to raise or lower taxes? What is the future of Vermont Health Connect and should The Human Services Department be re-organized?

Bob Ney

Talk Media News

A review of recent appointments in Donald Trump’s cabinet. How will some media outlets interact with the President Elect after a turbulent campaign? Will relations with Russia and China improve? How does Trump complete a successful transition into the White House? The Democrats lost a number of key positions in the general election- what does that party do to change that? Will Paul Ryan be a stronger leader moving forward and will President Obama be able to calm other Nation’s concerns about a Donald Trump Presidency?

Open Mike

Topic: Who were the winners and losers after the general election nationally and locally?