Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Murtha’s nephew received millions in contracts

Murtha’s nephew received millions in contracts


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30571773/



Before Liberals have a chance of chastising HALLIBURTON and linking them to a corrupt GOP, let me shed light that Liberals too had an HALLIBURTON moment. It seems that Democrat Congressman John Murtha of Pennsylvania influenced the Defense Department to give his nephew’s company millions of dollars in contracts with the Pentagon without competition.

It must be nice for the Congressman of Pennsylvania, who is the chairman of the House Appropriations Defense subcommittee, to be able to sway the Defense Department to give Murtha’s nephew a lucrative contract without any competitive offering bids. Robert C. Murtha Jr. is the nephew of the congressman and owner of Murtech Inc., which is involved in providing logistical support that focus on detecting WMD (Weapon of Mass Destruction).

This is a blatant abuse of power. The audacity of John Murtha to use his influence to give a $4 million a year contract to his nephew’s company is an abuse to the seat that he holds. Whatever happened to the Democrat Majority’s promise to change its practice and mandate the highest level of ethics that the American people deserve? I guess that was a lie too.