Palazzo Responds to Schumer Comments

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Palazzo said the following after Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) statement that, “two hundred-and-fifty-thousand dollars makes you really rich in Mississippi, but it doesn’t make you rich at all in New York, and there ought to be some kind of scale based on the cost of living on how much you pay:”

“Attempting to define who is rich and poor is typical of the liberal, elitist arrogance of Washington. Mississippians learned long ago to ignore these kinds of comments and assumptions. Senator Schumer (D-NY) implies that he knows Mississippi, but the Mississippi I know recognizes that high taxes and excessive regulations are preventing the private sector from putting Mississippians back to work. The last thing we need to do – in any part of America – is raise taxes on job creators during a recession.” – Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-04)