Presidency, Senate, and House all up for grabs in 2016

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Presidency, Senate, and House all up for grabs in 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

For all accounts 2016 has turned into a once in a lifetime election that has thrown wide open not just which party will lead the White House, but what party will control the Senate and House. The safe assumption for many political observers in the midst of the primary calendar is that the House would remain safe in Republican hands and that the Republican majority in the Senate while possibly being chipped away ever so slightly, would remain in Republican control and that the fight for the White House would be the main event on November 8, 2016. It is safe to say that any pre-conceived notions or assumptions have been tossed out the window in what has become an eyebrow raising political cycle.

At the top of the ticket are two candidates that are competing to be the least liked.  Meanwhile, down ballot candidates on both sides are at times fighting their own party and also trying to carefully walk the line between being seen as political outsiders but also having enough political capital to be effective in Washington, D.C.

On November 9, 2016, the country will have a President-elect and a Congress that looks dramatically different than it does today and yet, the issues that face the country remain the same: education, unemployment, opportunities for business growth, access to capital, and solvency of entitlement programs.

While the NASE can’t make any predictions, the challenges and opportunities to advance policy and common sense solutions to the challenges that face the 23 million self-employed and micro-business owners are tremendous. On November 9, 2016, rain or shine, Democrat or Republican President, NASE members will do what they do every day, wake up and run their business and that is what we are here to help you do.

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