Friday, August 03, 2007

Murtha: King of Pork

I don't pay enough attention, thank goodness, to liberals, but last I checked, they liked the man:

Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), chairman of the House Appropriations defense panel, has secured the most earmarked dollars in the 2008 military spending bill, followed closely by the panel’s ranking member Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.)

Even though Young secured 52 earmarks, worth $117.2 million — and co-sponsored at least $27 million worth of others — Murtha’s 48 earmarks amount to a total of $150.5 million, according to a database compiled by the watchdog organization Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS).

He's a scumbag of significant proportions. The same case could be made for most Congressmen, excepting, as always, Mr. Ron Paul, but the hypocrisy is layered pretty thick on this one. If he had any courage, which he doesn't, Murtha would instead work on defunding the military; that's one surefire way to bring the troops home. Instead, he's dipping his hand into the mess of blood. Pork, tantamount to bribing one's constituents, is appalling, but is especially so in this case.

Remember, they're all pretty much scumbags. They differ only in extent.

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