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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Earmark King, Murtha, Strikes Again In Stimulus Bill

From CQ Politics:

More than 100 House members secured earmarks in a major spending bill for clients of a single lobbying firm — The PMA Group — known for its close ties to John P. Murtha , the congressman in charge of Pentagon appropriations.

“It shows you how good they were,” said Keith Ashdown, chief investigator at the watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense. “The sheer coordination of that would take an army to finish.”

PMA’s offices have been raided, and the firm closed its political action committee last week amid reports that the FBI is investigating possibly illegal campaign contributions to Murtha and other lawmakers.

This breaking story is starting to get some ink and it is sure to get more as the rest of the bill is gone though.

So much for stimulating the economy, instead this was used to, once again, jam tons of earmarks into a bill that Obama just signed.

42 Republicans and 62 Democrats involved.

I am with Michelle Malkin here, I want the names of the Republicans involved, they need to be held accountable.

Murtha needs to go.