Palazzo discusses budget, health care

Congressman Steven Palazzo said, even though the nation is about $17 trillion in debt, Mississippi’s healthy business market is helping the state do its part to reduce the deficit.

Palazzo, R-Miss., said the recent additions of GE Aviation and General Dynamics are giving the Pine Belt economy a much-needed boost.

“All you have to do is just look around — 1,250 jobs with General Dynamics right here in the Pine Belt,” he said. “GE in Ellisville has 250 new jobs. And if that plant is anything like the one in Batesville, they’re going to blow through that number within a year.”

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