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Letter to the editor: Sen. Pat Toomey’s labor stance troubling

In the wake of Maj. Nidal Hasan’s 2009 slaughter of 13 infidels and one unborn child at Fort Hood, Army Gen. George Casey admonished his troops that “as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”

As terrible as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez’s July 16 killing of four Marines and one sailor in Chattanooga, Tenn., was, it is perhaps worse for the future of our nation that Sen. Pat Toomey’s modest proposal published the night before received so little attention.

In a CQ Roll Call op-ed, Toomey argued for linking the construction lobby’s demand that Congress pass the pork-filled highway bill with the cheap labor lobby’s demand for more immigrant workers. Toomey expressed shock and dismay that the higher education lobby charges full-freight tuition for foreigners to attend their institutions and that the graduates don’t receive work permits stapled to their diplomas in return.

Now that Congress is in August recess and Toomey is traveling the state as part of his 2016 campaign, it would be helpful for citizens to inform our Beltway overlord that wages for STEM graduates have not increased despite the labor lobby’s claims that there is a STEM shortage.

Toomey should be made aware that the proles know about the Walt Disney Co. and Southern California Edison’s recent replacement of citizen employees with foreigners.

And Toomey should be asked what he is doing to prevent more attacks by the likes of Hassan (Virginia Tech — biochemistry) and Abdulazeez (University of Tennessee — electrical engineering).

John Groenveld

State College

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