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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Murtha's Not Alone, Watchdog Group Says

Of course, he is not alone! Earmarks have skyrocketed in the past 20 years! One only needs to drive across the United States today to see how well their Congressman is at earmarking - road projects are everywhere, and happening at the same time, from Ohio to Maine, due to the ARRA. It is not just in the DoD budget that it is bad...
Using a computer analysis of public records, the Center for Public Integrity found that, including Murtha, 12 of the committee's 16 members have followed Murtha's earmarking pattern, providing targeted military funds to specific contractors represented by former staffers and friends. Numerous investigative stories have focused on Murtha and fellow Reps. Peter J. Visclosky (D-Ind.) and James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.), but other committee members' earmark requests have not faced similar scrutiny.

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