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Impeachment talk shouldn’t sideline public policy issues

Posted 1/28/19

Re: “If House impeaches Trump, Senate won’t convict,” by Carl Hinson, Saturday:

Surprise, I agree. For now, anyway. Truly if the votes to impeach Trump were held today, then the Senate would …

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Impeachment talk shouldn’t sideline public policy issues

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Re: “If House impeaches Trump, Senate won’t convict,” by Carl Hinson, Saturday:

Surprise, I agree. For now, anyway. Truly if the votes to impeach Trump were held today, then the Senate would undoubtedly overturn the indictment.

However, it is entirely too early to be debating the issue at this point. Until Mueller’s investigation is completed, any discussions would be premature on the subject of impeachment.

Neither you nor we know everything Mueller is liable to uncover. Like the Nixon prosecution, the GOP senators are unlikely to vote to impeach without a smoking gun or two. Or more.

So let’s table that part of the discussion for now.

Nonetheless, I agree in principle to the House not pursuing an indictment for the moment. I feel there is far too much work that needs doing.

Like spending that foolish $5.7 billion repairing and replacing roads and bridges throughout our shared nation.

Like fixing the health care system issues and prescription scandals.

Like fixing and properly funding our public education system and completely revamping the STEM education programs.

America was a family when I was a kid. I hope that it can be again. Corporate America has placed itself above the citizens of our country. Technical retraining is as important as anything else we face today because your job, whatever that may be, can be phased out in short order by computers and robots faster than you can imagine it.

Robots are taking over the security jobs at plants, factories and in retail spaces. Cute little R2D2-like critters, just like the self-checkout lines at the grocery stores. Novelties now, but soon, 24/7 workers that will make someone unemployed.

Trump can wait. We have bigger fish to fry. Better get at it before a robot fries them.

Dave Hager

Wilson

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