Gulf Coast Residents Voice Concerns at Town Hall MeetingBy Rhonda Miller | Published 30 Jul 2012 11:47pm |
Mississippi’s 4th District Congressman Steven Palazzo says he’s pushing to cut back on government regulations and will continue to fight against the federal healthcare overhaul. MPB’s Rhonda Miller has more on issues surfacing at Palazzo’s town hall meeting yesterday in Gautier.
“We voted to repeal the government takeover of health care more than 33 times...”
Republican Congressman Steven Palazzo took some heat for this opposition to health care reform from Latimer resident Bo Alawine.
"The information you’ve presented with regard to regulations, health care and all that, you’ve simplified it to the point, it’s misleading. I expect you to clearly convey what the facts are, not present a partisan spin. I support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - warts and all. The Supreme Court has declared it constitutional. Deal with it."
Fourth District Director for Mississippi Republican Women Vivian Dailey told Palazzo the state needs jobs.
"Steven, what are you doing to help bring jobs that left the United States back home and especially to Mississippi?"
Palazzo said he is working to reverse regulations he blames on President Obama and Congress.
"Their poor fiscal policies, their poor tax policies and their over-regulatory, hyper-regulatory environment, are to me are the reasons why companies say, 'Look, we can do business easier and better in other countries than we can do in our very own country'. "
Sixty-three-year-old Bob Jennings of Gautier said he’s concerned about Social Security.
"They ought to take and move it back into a personal trust fund where they cannot touch it, any congressman cannot touch it, and then be forced to pay all the baby boomers who put millions and millions of dollars into this thing and now they're saying there's none of it there."
Palazzo is a first-term congressman who is up for re-election in November.
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