Some for me but none for thee – ‘Palazzo Appealed for Federal Disaster Relief After Hurricane Katrina’
‘Palazzo was one of 67 members – all Republicans – to vote against the $9.7 billion Sandy relief package that overwhelmingly passed the House on Friday’.
‘Last week, two-term Representative Steven Palazzo (R-MS) sparked controversy nationwide when he voted against relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy’.
‘In addition to representing the region today, Palazzo was deeply involved in pressing for federal dollars in the fall of 2005’.
“We will rebuild and we’ll provide homes for those displaced; but we cannot do that until it is funded,” Palazzo said in a pamphlet published by the Biloxi Housing Authority and still available online. “We’re ready to do the work- but we simply do not have the financial resources on our own to handle a catastrophe like Katrina.”
“Tell our national leaders- don’t send more inspectors- we know what’s damaged and how to fix it,” Palazzo continued. “Send us money so we can put families back together and do our part to rebuild our community.”
From : http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/palazzo-sandy-katrina-fema.php