Tonight, Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) will be hosting a gala dinner tonight at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City for defense industry lobbyists who have received and who hope to receive millions of dollars worth of earmarks in FY 2009 appropriations bills.Par for the course, eh Jack??
Mr. Murtha will be joined by Reps. James Moran (D-VA) and Peter Visclosky (D-IN). All are well known for their “Earmark for a Contribution” prowess. Last year Roll Call found that these three members funneled millions of earmarked tax dollars to firms whose executives subsequently contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to their campaign funds.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Murtha Pork Fest...
In a gala reminiscent of the Appalachian Mob Meeting back in 1957, Murtha is having a thank you party for all the defense contractors who have contributed to his ongoing culture of corruption.