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Letters: Here’s how Trump could aid IT workers

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. From left are, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, and Trump.
President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. From left are, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, and Trump. AP

Trump should level IT field

Re “Trump tells anxious Tech leaders: `We're here to help’” (sacbee.com, Dec. 14): Anxious tech leaders are worried Donald Trump will impede their growth to economic success by limiting the H-1B visa program.

The H-1B visa was initially supposed to be used to support companies, not displace, the American information technology workforce. Computer savvy immigrants on visas work for less than Americans doing the same job. Major companies and placement firms could be impacted through their wallet if Trump levels the playing field in a fair way by putting computer savvy Americans back to work.

Ann Marie Hensley, Roseville

The weight of oath of office

Re "Electors, take a pause—you don’t need to do this” (Shawn Hubler, Dec. 17): Shawn Hubler wrote: “These aren’t partisan sour grapes or philosophical differences, these are red flags and signs of abuse and corruption.”

These concerns were mine as I took the oath of office as director for Fulton El Camino Recreation and Park District. I swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

My country was attacked by Russia, and come Jan. 20, the welfare of the people of our state will be threatened by federal cuts to health, education, environment, women’s rights, and other services that make life in Californian so wonderful.

I am heartened that my legislators and governor are fighting back against these threats. So as teachers say to their little ones, Californians will need to use our words to assure that all attacks from the incoming government are met with determined defense of our homeland.

Kathy Stricklin, Arden Arcade

Liberals should get over it

I've enjoyed reading the liberal fits the last few weeks, but it's time to stop. Our very smart founders gave us a system of governing that is the best in the history of the world. Until the Chicken Littles of the left come up with one that is better and not socialist, live with the one we have. Donald Trump’s cabinet is looking more like a board room that gets things done with the bottom line in mind than the profligate spending swamp we now have.

Stan Frazer, Folsom

Voters wisely rejected Clinton

The best thing—and most surprising thing—America has done in years was to keep the Clintons out of the White House.

Many people, including Shawn Hubler, are unhappy with America’s choice, and hit upon using the electoral college as a means to change the outcome.

Trump doesn’t meet Hubler’s standards for President, and apparently, she believes that he doesn’t fit Alexander Hamilton's either. But she left out of her quoting Hamilton’s writings, that the point of the electoral college is to preserve “the sense of the people.”

Instead of trying to destroy our history of peaceful transitions of government, Hubler should take pride in the fact that she can continue expressing her feelings about the President and work toward voting him out of office in four years.

James Peace, Sacramento

Electoral college works as planned

Shawn Hubler's column about why electors in the Electoral College should stop Donald Trump from becoming President is a prime example hysteria from liberals.

Trump was not my first Republican choice, but Democrats had a flawed candidate who couldn't tell the truth and whose message did not resonate with a significant number of Americans.

The Founding Fathers knew that allowing the popular vote from a few large states and urban centers to determine a presidential election would not be good for the country as a whole. Take out the vote from entitlement-leaning New York and California and Trump won the popular vote. For those of us that have had to endure the failed policies of the last eight years, it's time for real change.

John Schleimer, Roseville

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