Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Murtha: Quid Pro Quo Washington

Representative John Murtha is more than just a politician that accused our troops of "killing in cold blood"...he's a politician that elucidates the pay to play mentality that constituents claim to be fed up with. You know it's bad if the NYT has even noticed...

"Mr. Murtha led all House members this year, securing $162 million in district favors, according to the watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense. In all, eager members in both houses enacted 11,144 earmarks, worth $15 billion. Taxpayers may be inured to $113,000 for rodent control in Alaska or a million for Idaho’s weed management. Mr. Murtha’s universe is a far more complicated and costly creation of interlocking contractors who continue to feed at the public trough despite reviews questioning their performance..." (Read the entire NYT OpEd)

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