“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Good News About John Murtha!

He's dead!

Yes, indeed, liberal spending and earmark king John Murtha, Representative of the Johnstown area of Pennsylvania, is finally out of the House. Feet first.

Perhaps the most glaring example of Murtha's waste of your money is the needless airport he has continued to feed with taxpayer cash for years. The stories I've read in the Wall Street Journal are revolting. I think the airport has something like only 2 flights per day, and tickets are heavily subsidized by, well, you.

Less visible, but far more corrosive, was Murtha's habit of handing out tax breaks and special legislative favors to any business willing to set up shop in Murtha's district and employee his voters.

We're talking about businesses that had no other reason to be in the middle of Pennsylvania, save some very juicy tax preferences from Murtha.

It's one thing for states to decide to lure businesses and jobs by using their tax policies. It's quite another for a US Representative to use federal taxpayer money to fund sweetheart deals to lure businesses to his own district.

Hopefully, with Murtha's death, someone less damaging to the Republic will be elected in his stead.

But, for now, we can be grateful...and happy...that this uber-liberal spendthrift has finally stopped costing us taxpayers any more money.

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