Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Biloxi, explains his vote against the Senate's 'fiscal cliff' bill

Jan 1, 2013 Full story: The Mississippi Press 21

U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo provided one of the 167 votes against the Senate's bill to block the "fiscal cliff," but the measure passed the House and is headed to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature.

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Since: Nov 12

Biloxi, MS

#1 Jan 4, 2013
Dear Palazzo, you voted FOR the Budget Control Act of 2011, which created the fiscal cliff... now you act like you had nothing to do with it. So, did you vote without thinking then or did you vote without thinking now?

This is what you said about it when you voted Aye in July of 2011:“The Balanced Budget Amendment was a game-changer. South Mississippians want it and I want it... We have victoriously held the lineon no new or increased taxes, spending cuts greater than the size of the debt limit increase, and balanced budget amendments to force Washington to spend within its means... We are at a critical time in America and Mississippians did not send me to Washington to play politics, make easy, safe decisions or punt on difficult votes."

So, are you pandering now or were you pandering then?
conservative crapola

Whitehall, PA

#2 Jan 4, 2013
Teapussy continues to send their best to DC.

Bwahahahahahahahahahaha
Needs Job

Corinth, MS

#3 Jan 4, 2013
Palazzo , Voted AGAINST Hurricane Sandy relief bill.

Since: Nov 12

Biloxi, MS

#4 Jan 4, 2013
Needs Job wrote:
Palazzo , Voted AGAINST Hurricane Sandy relief bill.
What? How could he?! Palazzo better put on some big boy pants and stop playing follow the leader with his party. He's jockeying for fancier committee seats... he has no concept of what it is to REPRESENT his constituents.

The GOP should just hire him as their Little Southern Monkey Boy. He performs for tricks. Let's see what happens next time we get slammed by a storm... he'll suddenly see the benefit of talking to more than just his pet-keepers on the Hill.
alan

Maringouin, LA

#5 Jan 4, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
Teapussy continues to send their best to DC.
Bwahahahahahahahahahaha
you are a libpussy that sends libs best aholes like reid and pelosi to washington!you must get a tax deduction for knee pads as you have worn out so many?
Gulf

Moss Point, MS

#6 Jan 5, 2013
alan wrote:
<quoted text>you are a libpussy that sends libs best aholes like reid and pelosi to washington!you must get a tax deduction for knee pads as you have worn out so many?
Regardless of what that person is, Mr. Palazzo is no principled, intelligent, or even consistent man. He's certainly not cut from the same cloth as the religious types I know down here.

That being said I think ppl hold him to too large a standard or expectation.

What exactly were people expecting? Like most of the tea party caucus he just does what Cantor & Boehner tell him to do. I agree with the poster above you, he's just looking for committe votes & voting with the herd. Pure politics.

I think ppl should step back though -- anybody who expected consistent votes from somebody who's as greasy a politician as the rest of the good ole' boys have their hopes too high.

He's a tea party yes man. They telegraph to show him how to talk, he copies his leadership -- the same with the rest of the tea party fools who aren't sane enough to realize that if we default on our bonds we can cause a financial panic that will make 08 look like child's play.

I dunno, some people have to learn the hard way, I guess.
answers please

Ocean Springs, MS

#7 Jan 6, 2013
What about all of the "pork" included in the bill that had nothing to due with the hurricane damage/recover?.The so called "fiscal cliff" is more of an "entitlement cliff" and if we are going to increase taxes on anybody and we all now know the bill that passed increases taxes on everybody,can we not cut an equal amount of give-a-ways? We can not reduce the speed in which this county is going broke unless we cut spending in a very big way.

Since: Nov 12

Biloxi, MS

#8 Jan 6, 2013
answers please wrote:
What about all of the "pork" included in the bill that had nothing to due with the hurricane damage/recover?...
Exactly what pork is in the Sandy Relief bill? I couldn;t find anything about it the other day. Where can I find the list of giveaways and pork in the Sandy relief bill?
answers please

Ocean Springs, MS

#9 Jan 6, 2013
It has been widely publicized. Google the bill and read it would be a sure way but there are plenty of articles on it.
Gulf

Moss Point, MS

#10 Jan 6, 2013
answers please wrote:
What about all of the "pork" included in the bill that had nothing to due with the hurricane damage/recover?.The so called "fiscal cliff" is more of an "entitlement cliff" and if we are going to increase taxes on anybody and we all now know the bill that passed increases taxes on everybody,can we not cut an equal amount of give-a-ways? We can not reduce the speed in which this county is going broke unless we cut spending in a very big way.
We spend 100 billion a year just on the Afghan war. We've spent upwards of 3 trillion on the pointless Iraq war.

Tell you what -- you call all this defense spending & war pork "pork" & then we'll talk friend.

You cut off 'entitlements'-- consumer spending will collapse(because ppl will have NO MONEY, duh) & you'll have massive bankruptcies, store closings, etc. And the economy will go even further into the hole.

Telling people to "work" doesn't make them work if the price of gas is so high & shifts so low/pay so low its not worth going in for.

Wages have to rise...& corporations have to accept higher wages & benefits. And if they don't like it -- let them go to China & try their luck with the communists.
Orville

Ocean Springs, MS

#11 Jan 6, 2013
Gulf wrote:
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We spend 100 billion a year just on the Afghan war. We've spent upwards of 3 trillion on the pointless Iraq war.
Tell you what -- you call all this defense spending & war pork "pork" & then we'll talk friend.
You cut off 'entitlements'-- consumer spending will collapse(because ppl will have NO MONEY, duh) & you'll have massive bankruptcies, store closings, etc. And the economy will go even further into the hole.
Telling people to "work" doesn't make them work if the price of gas is so high & shifts so low/pay so low its not worth going in for.
Wages have to rise...& corporations have to accept higher wages & benefits. And if they don't like it -- let them go to China & try their luck with the communists.
That appears to be exactly what they are doing.
answers please

Ocean Springs, MS

#12 Jan 6, 2013
Yes let the entitlements grow so the economy will prosper? That is exactly the thinking that got this country in shaky financial condition along with the funding of a nonstop war machine.
Gulf

Moss Point, MS

#13 Jan 7, 2013
Orville wrote:
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That appears to be exactly what they are doing.
For now. When they don't need them any more though the Chinese will copy all their technology & cut them loose.
Gulf

Moss Point, MS

#14 Jan 7, 2013
answers please wrote:
Yes let the entitlements grow so the economy will prosper? That is exactly the thinking that got this country in shaky financial condition along with the funding of a nonstop war machine.
Its the whole economy. Service jobs pay shit. We need unionized manufacturing labor again with rising wages.

You can't keep relying on "credit"(aka debt) to keep pumping up spending to 'drive the economy.'

You need old fashioned wage hikes -- something illusory in this environment.

Since: Nov 12

Biloxi, MS

#15 Jan 7, 2013
Gulf wrote:
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Wages have to rise...& corporations have to accept higher wages & benefits. And if they don't like it -- let them go to China & try their luck with the communists.
1) If everyone is hurting, who can afford to pay higher wages??? It's time Americans learn to live within their means... and that includes our government.

2) Communism in China is a form of government, not a form of economic structure. China's economy isn't even socialist anymore. They are capitalists... who work for lower wages.

3) If you are capitalist, then you should have no problem with competition and US businesses looking for lower costs of production. If you are a socialist, then you will support laws that prohibit US businesses from hiring anyone who is not paying taxes to the US and will also support gov't subsidies for wages so everyone can make a middle income or higher.
Gulf

Moss Point, MS

#16 Jan 7, 2013
DogLady1 wrote:
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1) If everyone is hurting, who can afford to pay higher wages??? It's time Americans learn to live within their means... and that includes our government.
2) Communism in China is a form of government, not a form of economic structure. China's economy isn't even socialist anymore. They are capitalists... who work for lower wages.
3) If you are capitalist, then you should have no problem with competition and US businesses looking for lower costs of production. If you are a socialist, then you will support laws that prohibit US businesses from hiring anyone who is not paying taxes to the US and will also support gov't subsidies for wages so everyone can make a middle income or higher.
1. If you knew anything about economics -- you'd know that if you crimp wages you crimp spending. Crimping that leads to a nasty thing called deflation. If you wanna know the horrors of what happens & the debt loads the govt will have to take on keep the monkey show we have know going on google "japan deflation" & read what happened after their stock meltdown in the late 80s. Their 2009 "moment" was back then. And all they've done since then is spike their debt levels. I'm more worried about us though. They tend to be pretty "conservative"(in the personal sense, not political) ppl who don't spend a lotta money & who are very ordered in their society with low crime, unlike here where we have to constantly expand entitlement programs for every illegal immigrant who comes here to have a baby.

2. I know what China is in practice. That's why some say they're more a fascist system now. Either way -- if we keep this free trade nonsense going on -- they're going to drive our wages to nil.

3. Who said I was a pure capitalist. If you give a shit about the broader economy -- you'll do as I suggested. If not -- well, enjoy the Mexican lifestyle, I guess.
Get a Job

Moss Point, MS

#17 Jan 7, 2013
you want to save the state money! stop the food stamps to the people that can work and yes iam speaking about the Bla@ks they are taking this gov. for a free ride and iam sick of it with there ebt cards... Hey get a job or dont eat thanks.....
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Marquette, MI

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