House Speaker Paul Ryan smiles during his news conference on...

House Speaker Paul Ryan smiles during his news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Credit: AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said that preserving family time was one of his conditions for accepting the role as speaker of the House .

Will somebody please tell him that the House was in session 132 days this year? That's 26.4 weeks of work. All this for his exorbitant $233,500 salary and family medical insurance for life to which members contribute.

And, by the way, I'm paying for it with my taxes, which I don't mind paying if you show me something for it -- anything.

Ken Messina, Roslyn Heights