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Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:57 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the asshole who represents me in the House of Representatives

Gulf Coast Lawmaker Votes Against Sandy Relief

TOM KLUDT

Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS), whose Mississippi district is situated on the Gulf Coast, was one of 67 Republicans on Friday to vote against a $9.7 billion relief package to victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Mississippi’s Fourth Congressional District, which Palazzo has represented since 2011, includes the city of Biloxi, one of the most heavily damaged communities in the region by Hurricane Katrina. Congress quickly passed an initial $10.5 billion relief package in the immediate aftermath of Katrina in September of 2005. Palazzo’s predecessor, former Rep. Gene Taylor (D-MS), supported that legislation.

The Sandy relief legislation passed overwhelmingly on Friday, with the only “no” votes coming from Republican members.

Palazzo's office did not immediately respond to TPM's requests for comment.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/gulf-coast-lawmaker-votes-against-sandy-relief?ref=fpb


He is the only Representative out of the four in Mississippi who voted against the bill. And this district that I reside in, Mississippi's 4th Congressional District, will be the one most in need the next time a hurricane hits the Mississippi Gulf Coast. And you can bet your ass he'll be there with his hand and hat out, and be the first one to vote "yes". It is pork and wasteful spending when others are in need but "essential spending" when it is your own district in need.

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Reply Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the asshole who represents me in the House of Representatives (Original post)
Harry Monroe Jan 2013 OP
still_one Jan 2013 #1
Evergreen Emerald Jan 2013 #2
frazzled Jan 2013 #3
Harry Monroe Jan 2013 #6
frazzled Jan 2013 #14
Habibi Jan 2013 #4
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #5
Habibi Jan 2013 #9
Harry Monroe Jan 2013 #8
Habibi Jan 2013 #11
Berlum Jan 2013 #7
Harry Monroe Jan 2013 #10
Berlum Jan 2013 #12
Tom Jeff Jan 2013 #13
Harry Monroe Jan 2013 #16
Bucky Jan 2013 #15

Response to Harry Monroe (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 09:59 AM

1. When national disasters are made political there is something terribly wrong with the country or

party that does so

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Response to Harry Monroe (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:23 AM

2. I think hell froze over--I agreed with Peter King

"I'm saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds," he said in an interview on Fox News. "Because what they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. It was an absolute disgrace."


67 members of the house--all republicans--voted against the assistance. I do not understand the logic.

I can only assume they think there will be no consequences for their behavior.

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Response to Harry Monroe (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:04 AM

3. Well, he did eventually send a comment to TPM

Highlighting the representative's desire for a bill with spending offsets, Chambers said Palazzo hopes the debate over aid to those affected by Sandy will spark a "national discussion on disaster relief reform."

The statement:

“Congressman Palazzo fully supports a Sandy relief package that includes spending offsets. On the heels of a fiscal cliff deal that added $4 trillion to our existing $16 trillion national debt, we must ensure that disaster relief is paid for. He also hopes we will be able to have a much-needed national discussion on disaster relief reform in the coming days."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/rep-palazzo-hopes-for-much-needed-national-discussion


How about "revenue increases" rather than "spending offsets," Congressman? Did you care about the two unfunded wars, 12 years of tax cuts that were not offset, and the prescription drug plan for Medicare that wasn't paid for? None of your Republican colleagues did.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:16 AM

6. Which is all horseshit

If the shoe were on the other foot, Palazzo would be the first in line with his hand out, offsets or not. Otherwise the people in this district would have his head and rightly so. Don't be fooled by his pious bullshit. He's an opportunistic whore, like the rest of his Teabilly cronies.

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Response to Harry Monroe (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:07 PM

14. Did I look like I was fooled?

What in my post led you to believe I accepted this guy's rationale? Did you read my post?

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Response to Harry Monroe (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:13 AM

4. Did he turn down Katrina aid?

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Response to Habibi (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:16 AM

5. Either fucking way, he's a fucking asshole.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:21 AM

9. Totally agree.

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Response to Habibi (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:20 AM

8. He wasn't in office in 2005

Rep. Gene Taylor was our Representative at the time. He was one of the Blue Dog Democrats, but a HELL of a lot better than the dipshit we've got representing us now. This asshole we have now defeated Taylor in 2010. This district has been trending red for some time now. Unfortunately, people here will soon regret voting this douchebag in and will reap what they sow.

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Response to Harry Monroe (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:22 AM

11. Thanks. Shoulda looked that up before posting.

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Response to Harry Monroe (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:20 AM

7. He would doubtless love to hear what Americans think of his Republican party politics

Surely he is eager to discuss why he want gravy for himself and his krewe, and is delighted to turn his ass toward everyone else.

Contact: https://palazzo.house.gov/contact-me

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Response to Berlum (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:22 AM

10. Oh, don't worry. I gave him an earful

But don't expect to hear a peep from this chickenshit in reply.

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Response to Harry Monroe (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:27 AM

12. Soooo Republican

Go AWOL on America, then pretend you have no responsibility whatsoever to the country.

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Response to Harry Monroe (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:28 AM

13. Do you think

 

he would have voted for it if they could have trimmed some more of the bullshit spending that was in there for other states and causes?

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Response to Tom Jeff (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 04:22 PM

16. There was no "bullshit spending" in this bill, except funding to keep the Flood Insurance Program

...running and solvent. The only "pork" and "bullshit spending" in this bill was funding to keep the flood insurance program going. The only flood insurance you can purchase is FEMA flood insurance.I have this insurance since I live on the Miss. Gulf Coast and you'd be an idiot not to have flood insurance if you live here. I pay my premiums in a timely fashion and I expect it to be there when I need it. So do the people on the East Coast affected by Sandy. I am upholding my end of the bargain and expect the government to uphold theirs if I ever need to file a claim.

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Response to Harry Monroe (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:09 PM

15. "Big government helps you. Representative government helps me." --a Republican

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