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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:16 PM

Gulf Coast Lawmaker Votes Against Sandy Relief

Source: TPM



TOM KLUDT 3:01 PM EST, FRIDAY JANUARY 4, 2013

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.

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DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
polichick Jan 2013 #1
bluestateguy Jan 2013 #2
cloudythescribbler Jan 2013 #3
starroute Jan 2013 #4
Mississippi Born Jan 2013 #5
gkhouston Jan 2013 #6
Cha Jan 2013 #7
olddad56 Jan 2013 #8
trof Jan 2013 #9
fuck palazzo Jan 2013 #10

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:43 PM

1. Typical "we've got ours" Republican. Fuck these red state reps...

...who vote no on everything but sit back and watch their states take more than they contribute to the federal gov't - which means blue states are bailing their sorry asses out.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:00 PM

2. I will therefore oppose any federal hurricane aid to South Mississippi in the future

until such time as Palazzo is voted out.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:37 PM

3. No -- punish the creep/politician, not the public

Sure he was "voted" in by probably about 20% of eligible voters in the district. But the solution is to put money in the hands of organized opposition, rather than to oppose otherwise good legislation (or sufficiently good legislation) to punish the politician

I remember being disgusted by then-Secretary Albright in the much more extreme case of her comments that if the Iraqi people didn't like the (genocidal) sanctions being applied to Iraq before the oil-for-food program, they should throw Saddam Hussein out.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:19 PM

4. Most of the Gulf Coast Republicans do support Sandy aid

This guy is one of the stupid ones, though.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:21 PM

5. Don't Blame every body !

Don't blame everyone in the Great State of Mississippi Just because this incompetent Jackass opened his BIG Mouth ! I am sure that nobody in our state would stop the funds for disaster relief , after all why would we ? But we can vote a person out just as we can vote them in , and I am sure you can consider that already done !

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Response to Mississippi Born (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:30 PM

6. Welcome to DU.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:42 PM

7. Doesn't sound like a "Christian".. and obviously doesn't know shit about

KARMA.

Another Con from Florida(District 3) voted NO, too. Ted Yoho who says he's a "Christian" but just another teabagger.

Thanks DonViejo

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:55 PM

8. GOP: the party of Greedy Oppressive Pricks

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 08:16 AM

9. How Alabama delegation voted:

Among Alabama's delegation, U.S. Reps. Robert Aderholt, Spencer Bachus, Mike Rogers, Martha Roby and Terri Sewell all voted in favor the bill. Sewell, of Birmingham, is the state's lone Democratic representative in D.C.

U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Mobile, was one of nine House members who did not vote on the legislation. A spokesman for Bonner said he supported the bill but was unable to vote due to a personal matter in Mobile.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:49 PM

10. Screw him!

Palazzo should be removed from the list of ANYONE in Mississippi getting ANY
relief from the US government for ANY disaster. See how his constituents vote then.
Screw these idiots. He makes my skin crawl.

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