Well, that didn't take long at all. Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS), pictured at left, voted against a $9.7 billion relief package for Hurricane Sandy victims. Rep. Palazzo has represented his Gulf Coast district, one of the harder hit by Hurricane Katrina, since 2011.
To be clearer, Palazzo joined 66 other Republicans in voting "no" on the relief package, which passed without any problem at all. The 67 "no" votes cast by Republicans constituted the only opposition to the legislation. A yeshole from Palazzo issued a statement in which the congressman hopes the debate over Hurricane Sandy aid will spark a "national discussion on disaster relief reform."
Fantastic. Simply...fantastic. Crap like this kind of puts the Party of No stuff to bed, doesn't it? So, Rep. Palazzo hopes the debate will lead to a national discourse on disaster relief reform? Great, but if I may be so bold, how about you help the disaster first, then we can come back around to talking about reform, for whatever the hell good you think that's going to do. My question for Rep. Palazzo now has to be since you apparently do not feel comfortable voting for hurricane relief with the current systems and processes in place, why don't you spearhead the charge for this reform you apparently believe is so important?
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