Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
When U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., voted against the Hurricane Sandy relief bill this year, he said he wanted to do the right thing but didn't want to place the financial burden on our grandkids. Toomey could have done the right thing when immigration reform was brought up for a vote.
Voting in favor of immigration reform would have given him the opportunity to reduce our deficit. Senate Republicans voted with Democrats on comprehensive immigration reform because it creates a path to citizenship, secures our border and brings in hundreds of billions of dollars in taxes, fees and fines paid by undocumented workers. Despite this, Toomey voted against the bill.
There is a pattern when Toomey tries to turn talk into action. He talks about the need to educate the next generation of Americans, but he fails to act on lowering student loan rates. He says we need to help returning soldiers, but votes against job training programs for veterans.
This isn't the leadership we were promised. If Toomey happens to be near you, ask him to take action instead of just talking.
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