We join with our sister station on the Coast, WLOX, and a
lot of other South Mississippians in condemning our Congressman, Steven Palazzo
for voting against the hurricane Sandy relief bill which passed the U.S.
The $10-Billion aid package will
help shore up the National Flood Insurance Program and help New Jersey and New
York residents who were insured and flooded.
A larger bill will be considered later this month—but they need help
now. By voting against the Sandy relief,
Palazzo basically said South Mississippi doesn't care.
While we agree that the national flood
insurance program must be revamped…but these people need help now and should
not be penalized by those who would hold them ransom to playing politics. When Hurricane Katrina slammed into
Mississippi, New York's congressional
delegation came here and saw our need for themselves. But has Palazzo even been to New York or New
Federal aid was essential to our
recovery after Katrina. Palazzo's vote
clearly does not recognize that and cares more about his political agenda than
helping storm victims. Rebuilding after
a natural disaster is not the time to play partisan politics. Had congressional leaders done that after
Katrina it would have been devastating to our recovery efforts.
I'm Jim Cameron. Write and let us know what you think.