Apr 19 2009

Liberal Democrat Jobs Program – Example Of Wasted Money, No Jobs For America

This has the best example of why there are no jobs coming out of DC for average America. It seems a liberal Democrat Congressman by the name Jack Murtha has been wasting our hard earned tax money on an airport with his name on it:

The John Murtha airport sits on a windy mountain two hours east of Pittsburgh, a 650-acre expanse of smooth tarmac, spacious buildings, a helicopter hangar and a National Guard training center.

Inside the terminal on a recent weekday, four passengers lined up to board a flight, outnumbered by seven security staff members and supervisors, all suited up in gloves and uniforms to screen six pieces of luggage. For three hours that day, no commercial or private planes took off or landed. Three commercial flights leave the airport on weekdays, all bound for Dulles International Airport.

The key to the airport’s gleaming facilities — and, indeed, its continued existence — is $200 million in federal funds in the past decade and the powerful patron who steered most of that money here. Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) is credited with securing at least $150 million for the airport. It was among the first in the country to win funding from this year’s stimulus package: $800,000 to repave a backup runway.

The facility, newly renamed the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, is a testament to Murtha’s ability to tap streams of federal money for pricey, state-of-the-art projects that are rare among regional airports of comparable size.

It is also a testament to the imperialistic egotistical waste from the High Priests of DC (who should be fired). Murtha’s monument to himself is stunning, with only 2% of its traffic being commercial it is therefore not worthy of Federal largesse (and we can guess the daily flights to Dulles Airport here in Northern VA are for Murtha himself). It should be funding itself, or footed by the locale. 

Is there any better sign that DC only cares about its own creature comforts and monuments to its own and could give a rats ass about us real Americans?

9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Liberal Democrat Jobs Program – Example Of Wasted Money, No Jobs For America”

  1. kathie says:

    As all these revelations come out we can see that our government officials are corrupt. They see our money as theirs and use it to get reelected and get their name on buildings.

    I think the biggest dump this weekend in terms of information was the memos on “enhanced interrogation techniques.” I think this information put into public by the United States government, not the New York Times, the United States Government will allow ICC to prosecute the President of the United States as a torturer.

  2. Redteam says:

    There is absolutely nothing surprising in this post.

    It is to be expected of someone of Murtha’s mentality.

  3. Frogg says:

    I can understand how earmarks could find a way to this airport. But, I’m dumbfounded how stimulus money got there.

  4. groy says:

    Murtha….a key Pelosi Democrat….lovely.

  5. crosspatch says:

    Get ready for tax on your internet purchases. Murtha must not have enough money.

    The thing is the people in his district love him BECAUSE he brings in that kind of cash. They are going to keep him in office forever, maybe longer. And they are the only ones getting to vote for him so all this complaining is pretty much moot because all we are doing is bringing up more reasons for them to love him.

    We need to pass a Taxpayer Protection from Murtha Act or something.

  6. Redteam says:

    I can understand how earmarks could find a way to this airport. But, I’m dumbfounded how stimulus money got there.

    according to AJ’s post:
    As of 4/14/09 only 9.3% of the money had been ‘obligated’ ($9.8 billion), and a still insignificant 0.0023% ($2.4 million) had actually been dispersed to begin work.

    So I guess that means the $800,000 is earmarked to be released in time to sway the voters in the election next year.

  7. Big Ollie says:

    I wonder if the employees there at that airport are connected to Murtha’s political machine out there? That would be standard operating procedure here in the Boston area.

    The Big Dig boondoggle in Boston is the costliest public works travesty in US history with a total pricetag now of $25 billion+. The original estimate was about $2.5 billion.

    The Harry Reid Disney train out in California might end up costing more than that. It is reassuring that “Sherrif Joe” Biden is overseeing all this stuff.

    A hard hitting reporter could have a field day demonstrating this Murtha waste but of course our press is more interested in dogs and bare arms.


  8. crosspatch says:

    At first I looked at that airport and figured there must be some large Air National Guard unit there, like maybe a refueling wing or an airlift wing. There is an ANG unit there but they don’t fly. They are the 258TH Air Traffic Control Squadron

    What an ATC squadron needs with such a huge airport, I don’t understand.

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