Here’s hoping Palazzo succeeds

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tuesday afternoon Congressman Stephen Palazzo stopped into the Picayune to have lunch with members of the Picayune Rotary Club and speak with leaders of the city and county.
Many leaders of the government, especially on the state and federal levels, can be hard to get in touch with.
So when a congressman, senator and even the President of the United States of America, stops in to hear concerns and answer questions from their constituents, it conveys a message that they really care.
One of Palazzo’s major concerns centered on federal spending.
He said our country currently has $19 trillion in debt, a figure that is still increasing. His plan is to look at that spending and see if there is a way to reduce it so the debt can be reduced.
In any terms, $19 trillion is a lot of money. More debt than this generation would be able to put to bed. It’s hard to understand how a governmental body expects the citizens to maintain their finances, when they apparently show little regard for the nation’s financial standing. All budgets, governmental or otherwise, should be managed just like those in our own homes; if there’s no money to spend, cease all spending or make more money.
The fact that Palazzo expressed concern about this country’s ability to pay that debt back should be a cause for concern for every citizen. If a congressman is concerned, there must need to have the situation rectified.
As a member of the Appropriations Committee, Palazzo said he will do everything in his power to hold the federal government accountable for their spending.
We hope he achieves that goal. We hope he does find areas where spending could be cut and benefits increased for those who need them, while at the same time putting a large dent in our national debt.

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