Rep. Steven Palazzo (MS-4) delivered the following remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today, January 19, 2011:
“Mr. Speaker: I rise today to express my strong support for the repeal of the Democrats’ health care monstrosity. It was a bill passed over the objections of most Mississippians, built on unconstitutional individual mandates and unprecedented burdens for state budgets. In short, Obamacare is poised to destroy the greatest health care system in the world.
“Don’t take my word for it, look at how some of the most ardent backers of Obamacare have been quietly working to get special waivers from the Administration so they won’t be held to the standards most small businesses now face.
“Mr. Speaker, it’s time we give all Americans the same relief the President’s political friends have worked so hard to get - relief from this job-destroying legislation by voting in favor of its repeal. I am proud that the first speech I have given in this chamber and the first bill I have cosponsored in this Congress is in support of repealing this 2,700 page monstrosity.”