My hopes for 2019

TIMOTHY MANNELLO

Williamsport

I hope we take the first step toward universal health care by allowing people over 55 voluntarily become eligible for Medicare and Medicare to negotiate prices with drug companies.

I hope that all attempts to kill Obamacare be through legislation and not through obstruction and sabotage.

I hope a massive infrastructure bill is enacted that sets us on a path to having the best infrastructure in the world, that the effort brings along with it millions of good paying jobs and that the legislation is not a fig leaf for a purposeful privatization of public funds.

I hope the Mueller investigation is completed.

I hope that, whatever the findings of the Mueller investigation, his report be made public in an unredacted form (except for classified information).

I hope the evidence Mueller presents to Congress and the public is so weak that Democrats will be unwilling to start impeachment proceedings or that I be so compelling that leading Republicans are the first to call for them.

I hope that the entire Federal government’s resources go into a coordinated effort to protect the country from foreign attacks our vital government, infrastructure, business and election systems required to maintain a sovereign and democratic country.

I hope the Democratic House restricts its investigations into the Trump administration to areas which, left unexamined, would constitute congressional dereliction of duty.

I hope the evidence Mueller presents to the Attorney General is released to the Congress and the public in unredacted form (except for truly classified information).

I hope that the evidence in the Mueller report is so weak that Democrats will be unwilling to start impeachment proceedings or that it is so so compelling that leading Republicans are the first to call for the impeachment of the President.

I hope that the immigration debate is no longer dominated by the 14 percent who espouse open borders, the 11 percent who favor massive deportation and the 17 percent who FOX News reports oppose a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

I hope for a miracle that transforms this country from being divided into two camps which hold two contradictory set of facts as the absolute truth.

I hope we witness the first day of political creation that effects the restoration of order to the existing chaos.

I hope that President Trump miraculously becomes the greatest President he already thinks he is or has but a few days left as president before another takes his office.

Most of all, I hope the name of “the United States of America” again becomes an accurate description of who we are as a country.

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