Letter: Educate Americans for high-tech jobs

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Two news stories make me wonder just where this country is headed.

On one hand, the U.S. Senate voted to reinstate jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed ["Senate votes to resurrect jobless benefits," News, April 8].

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Yet, because of a tech talent shortage, the government has issued 85,000 H-1B visas for foreign engineers, computer programmers and other skilled workers ["Tech talent shortage," Business, April 8].

Maybe if instead of spending billions on unneeded weapons, this country spent the money on quality education for its citizens, we wouldn't be in this position.

Thomas Smith, Jamesport
 

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