Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Tpp and Senate Race

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Tpp and Senate Race

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With the dust settling on the overhyped presidential primaries, Pennsylvania voters will have an equally important decision to make regarding the Senate seat that's up for grabs.

We live in a region decimated by the loss of our manufacturing base. It wasn't that long ago you could find toasters, refrigerators, radios, flatware and clothing labeled "Made in USA." That's over. People have lost the opportunity to obtain well-paid manufacturing jobs. Those same Americans now buy imports, their money flowing to build the economies of other nations.

All this was enabled by a series of ill-conceived, unbalanced trade treaties. Of course, any sane person would want this to stop. Yet Sen. Pat Toomey enthusiastically voted to "fast track" the latest lobbyist-written, secretive trade deal - the Trans-Pacific Partnership. …

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