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Palazzo on State of Union speech: Obama great storyteller, out of touch

Rep. Steven Palazzo speaks at a ceremony in Columbia Friday. Rep. Steven Palazzo speaks at a ceremony in Columbia Friday.
COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - Congressman Steven Palazzo is reacting to President Obama's State of the Union speech from Tuesday night. He said the president is a great storyteller, but he's out of touch with the American people.

In that speech before Congress, Obama made the case for new taxes, offered a new approach on immigration and called for a community college education to be free.                 

Palazzo (R-4th Dist.) said the speech shows the president is, "not in touch with reality."  

"He told a lot of stories," Palazzo said. "His rhetoric never matches his reality. He offered everything under the moon, but he never showed a way to pay for it.  He wants to increase taxes, he wants to spend more, he wants to over-regulate. That's not a recipe for job creation and getting our country moving," he said.  

Palazzo was in Columbia Friday to present medals to a World War Two veteran and to tour tornado damage.  

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