Posted by: arnegrim | May 29, 2009

The best government $ can buy…

“A Pennsylvania defense contractor who got millions of dollars in congressional earmarks from Rep. John Murtha has been blocked from doing business with the Navy amid allegations of fraud.”

Hmmm… a defense contractor who has allegations of fraud against them… not unusual.

“Over the past two years, Murtha has secured $14.7 million in congressionally directed funds known as “earmarks” for Kuchera to perform work for the military, a tiny slice of Murtha’s earmarks overall.”

Hmmm… a Congressional Representative who worked to give said defense contractor lucrative deals… also not unusual.

“Asked about Kuchera’s troubles, Murtha said, “What’s that got to do with me? What do you think, I’m supposed to oversee these companies? That’s not my job. That’s the Defense Department’s job.”

Hmmm… a Congressional Representative who doesn’t care much where the governments money goes, or who he champions for the money… not too unusual… but why would he do that???

“From 2005 through 2007, more than one out of every five dollars Murtha collected in campaign contributions came from PMA lobbyists or their clients — over a million dollars in all, according to Federal Election Commission records.”

Ahhhh… why would he care… they’re financing his reelections…

“Murtha hasn’t had a close re-election race in decades, routinely getting nearly 70 percent of the vote.”

And so the best government $ can buy is healthier than ever.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090529/ap_on_go_co/us_murtha_defense_contractors_10

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