Tuesday, October 30, 2007

John Murtha: Pennsylvania Pork King

The Wall Street Journal devotes an enormous amount of space in today's edition to Rep. John Murtha, the Pennsylvania Democrat who is considered the biggest abuser of earmarks in Congress.

When he's not blaming U.S. troops for problems in Iraq, Murtha, the anti-war House leader, is feeding at the public trough, diverting billions of dollars (yes, billions) in pork barrel projects to his home district near Johnstown, Pa.

"Johnstown's good fortune has come at the expense of taxpayers everywhere else," writes reporter John R. Wilke. "Defense contractors have found that if they open an office here and hire the right lobbyist, they can get lucrative, no-bid contracts."

To read the full story, MURTHA INC. How Lawmaker Rebuilt
Hometown on Earmarks
, click here for the WSJ online edition.

I've said this before. John Murtha is a national embarrassment. Pennsylvania voters must do this nation a favor and end this man's Congressional career in 2008.

For more about Murtha's sordid past, check out the Boot Murtha blog.

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