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Old 01-05-2010, 08:40 AM   #1
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Default The Most Corrupt Congressman? John Murtha Airport...

200 MILLION funneled from taxpayers to this POS. Each passengers ticket is subsidized by the government to the tune of about $100 per ticket. ONLY 3 flights a day, all to DC. There is corruption, and there is Corruption, but this is CORRUPTION. Disgusting.

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JOHNSTOWN, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Located outside a small Pennsylvania city, John Murtha airport may not see many passengers. But it's seen plenty of arrivals of tax dollars from Washington, most recently economic stimulus funds.

The airport offers three commercial flights. In between the arrivals and departures, airport officials admit there are few faces around the facility.
"When the flights are coming in, there are people. Other than that, it's empty," said Scott Voelker, manager of the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport.
But one face is everywhere. Rep. John Murtha, the airport's namesake, is hard to miss.
Considered one of "the kings of pork" on Capitol Hill by taxpayer watchdog groups, the 19th-term Pennsylvania Democrat has piloted almost $200 million from Washington to Murtha airport. Much of the funding has come in the form of legislative earmarks that are attached to bills before Congress.
Taxpayer watchdogs have said earmarks -- often derided as "pork-barrel" spending -- are designed to fund congressional pet projects.
"[Murtha's] dumped in nearly $200 million into this project that has virtually no passengers. It's practically a museum piece," said Steve Ellis with the Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Murtha declined CNN's request for an interview. His staff issued a statement saying Murtha airport is vital infrastructure designed to "attract additional business" to the Johnstown area.
On his House Web site, Murtha strongly defends earmarks, saying it's his "job" to direct federal funds to his district.


Earlier this year, the airport found a new revenue stream, receiving $800,000 from the stimulus to repave a crosswind runway that's used as a backup to the facility's main landing runway.
Even though Voelker said the runway is perfectly safe, he said he believes the stimulus project "makes a lot of sense." He noted the runway hasn't been repaved since the 1980s. "Asphalt and concrete need to be replaced," Voelker added.
In December, Murtha made a direct appeal to the Federal Aviation Administration to fund the runway project. The request was rejected. At the time, the airport did not meet FAA criteria for funding because the facility had fewer than 10,000 passengers.
But earlier this year, the FAA notified Murtha airport officials the facility had been approved for stimulus funding. The FAA said Murtha did not request the stimulus money.
FAA spokeswoman Laura Brown said Murtha airport received stimulus money because it was "shovel-ready." It "met all of the requirements for the use of the stimulus money," Brown said.
Murtha airport is not the only remote airport landing stimulus funds. According to the FAA's Web site, hundreds of big and small airports across the country are slated to receive $1 billion in stimulus upgrades. Many of the airports are in such far-flung places as U.S. territories Guam and American Samoa. Even King Salmon, Alaska, (population 447) is expecting $9.7 million, according to FAA records. See the records
Taxpayer watchdogs said they wonder if some of that's pork.
"The problem is you're not getting the multiple bang for your stimulus buck that you're looking for," Ellis said.
He added, "when you see deadbeat airports getting cash so they can do their second runway, it really feeds cynicism around the country about the stimulus and about the projects."
Brown defends the use of stimulus money for other remote airports such as Guam.
"Guam is a U.S. territory and is part of the U.S. economy as far as I know," she said.
Murtha airport's manager said taxpayer money is going to waste at his facility, but not on the runway project.
He points to an unstaffed $8 million air traffic radar system installed in 2004.
"It's been sitting over there, and that radar has been spinning for all those years with no purpose. Just sitting there," Voelker said.


Voelker said he has brought the matter up with both the FAA and Pennsylvania Air National Guard, which uses the air traffic control facility.
But he said nobody can explain why the radar system hasn't been staffed.
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PA-12 has to be the most retarded voting bloc in the United States. John Murtha labeled everybody in western Pennsylvania as "racist rednecks," and yet, 59% of the voters in PA-12 voted for his worthless ass in 2008. **** John Murtha, and **** PA-12.
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Well, he ain't the most corrupt congressman no moe.

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The most corrupt of the current crop? That's a tough one.

How about Roland Burris? He bought his House seat from Blagojevich.
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200 MILLION funneled from taxpayers to this POS. Each passengers ticket is subsidized by the government to the tune of about $100 per ticket. ONLY 3 flights a day, all to DC. There is corruption, and there is Corruption, but this is CORRUPTION. Disgusting.
bu bu bu but it's capitalism and freedom that is the root of all greed and corruption!

I cannot understand your hate for Murtha.

He's a democrat so obviously he can't be greedy or corrupt.

In fact he takes money from all of the greedy and corrupt people who are successful and simply gives back to those from whom it was stolen, the good people who aren't rich because they choose to be honest......not because they are lazy.

So what if he lines his pockets along the way. At least he "cares" about the little guy.

ooops, I meant "cared".
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The most corrupt of the current crop? That's a tough one.

How about Roland Burris? He bought his House seat from Blagojevich.
Maybe Richard Shelby, Senator from Alabama. He put a blanket hold on ALL nominations because he wants more pork barrel spending.
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Maybe Richard Shelby, Senator from Alabama. He put a blanket hold on ALL nominations because he wants more pork barrel spending.
He's kind of a lightweight. I bet I could name at least half a dozen congresscritters from each party who are at least that bad.

Jerry Lewis (R-CA) is pretty darn odious. Anyone can funnel hundreds of millions of dollars of tax money to his pet lobbying firm's clients, who turn around and funnel the max contributions to his war chest. It takes a special kind of crooked to do it while under investigation.

Alan Mollohan (D-WV) is another class act. Similar scheme to the tune of nearly half a billion dollars, and the jackass requests a million dollar earmark from Interior to expand a protected wilderness area that just happens to abut his property (cha-ching) *WHILE UNDER DOJ INVESTIGATION*!!

Not saying Shelby isn't bad, mind you.
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He's kind of a lightweight. I bet I could name at least half a dozen congress critters from each party who are at least that bad.

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Dude, are you serious? I cannot think of a single sleazy or corrupt democrat.

Think about it. Murtha, Kennedy, Reid, Pelosi, Obama, Edwards...these are all good, ethical politicians who "care" and work tirelessly to protect our country from the evils of freedom, liberty, capitalism and self determination!!!
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GB,
I'm just talkin' congressmen/ women. And I'm differentiating between dishonest/misguided and why-isn't-he-in-prison- corrupt. It's rampant in the Republicans as well as the Democrats.
Not excusing the sleazy behavior, just saying it's not something that should be treated in a partisan fashion.
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Sorry Slash, I should have inserted the sarcasm smiley.

It wasn't actually directed to you in an any serious way at all.
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