Palazzo: Sequestration not smart way to conduct business

Rep. Steven Palazzo speaks at Camp Shelby Friday.
Rep. Steven Palazzo speaks at Camp Shelby Friday.

CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) - Congressman Steven Palazzo blames the administration and Democrats for the painful spending cuts he says are coming with sequestration. He says it's not the smart way to conduct the nation's business.

"We have to get our deficit spending under control," said Palazzo (R, 4th Dist.) "We have to reduce our debts, but cut spending responsibly, cap spending and grow the economy and it doesn't seem like this administration or the Senate is really wanting to do any of those things. But, what they want to do is continue to raise taxes on hard-working taxpayers and that's a non-starter," he said.

Palazzo introduced a bill last week that would exempt dual-purpose military technicians from being cut as part of sequestration.

He was at Camp Shelby Friday to present several medals to World War Two Women's Army Corps veteran Maybert Titus Polk.

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