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House Kills Probe Of Murtha’s Kickbacks

From Fox News:

House Kills Effort to Investigate Lobbyist-Lawmaker Ties

By Mosheh Oinounou

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The House voted Wednesday to kill a resolution calling for an ethics investigation into potential quid pro quo between lobbyist campaign donations and lawmakers.

Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., sponsored the proposal that would have forced the House Ethics Committee to launch a probe into ties between the source and timing of campaign contributions by lobbyists and subsequent legislator requests for special projects or earmarks.

While open-ended, Flake’s resolution was a direct response to the ongoing federal investigation into the PMA Group, a lobbying company accused of making fraudulent donations to lawmakers using names of people who did not exist.

The firm, which has contributed millions to politicians in the last decade, has close ties to senior Democratic appropriators including Reps. John Murtha D-Pa., and Pete Visclosky,D-Ind. The FBI raided PMA’s headquarters in November and is investigating the group’s founder and president, Paul Magliochetti, a former Murtha aide…

The House decided to set aside the proposal by a mostly party-line 226-182 vote, though 17 Democrats joined Republicans in support of considering the measure…

Big surprise, huh?

No wonder Mr. Murtha called Mrs. Pelosi’s new ethics reforms “total crap.”

Of course she didn’t believe them either.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, February 26th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “House Kills Probe Of Murtha’s Kickbacks”

  1. artboyusa says:

    Hey, how youse doin’? It’s me, your old pal Jack “Pretty Boy” Murtha and I’m here ta add balance ta dis story. See, youse might think from readin’ dis, expecially if youse is won na my racist, numbskull constituents, dat I’m some kinda flim flam man, some kinda grifter, some kinda…youse know, crook or sumthin’.

    Well, before youse all answer “Yes! Yes! YES!” lemme axe youse one quextion: do I have da face of a crook? Naaah. Hell no! Ignore da jowls, da wattles, da busted blood bessels, da enlarged pores and dose funny spots which, frankly, has got me a little worried, and I look like George Washington! At least dat’s what my friends tell me – and I gotta lotta friends.

    Look at dat pitcher of me and summa my good friends – don’t we look honest? Huh? Don’t we look like da kinda guys youse could trust? Expecially Jerry over dere on da right (he’s da one who looks like Vladimir Putin but don’t tell him I said nuthin’).

    Donut make you proud dat dis great country has offered so many rewards fa me and my pals and plenty more guys like us? Huh? Wait until da stimulus kicks in – we’ll needa fleet a dump trucks ta take away all da money we’re gonna be stealin’. Dey’ll need ta put an extra wing on da FBI building ta handle all de investigations dey’ll be runnin’ on dis thing but hey, who gives a f***? Not me. I’m fireproof. You shave my back, I’ll scratch yours, dat’s what I always say. One hand washes da other.

    Bottom line is, me and my pals own dis f***in’ country and now we’re gonna enjoy it. If you don’t like dat, well, youse know what choo can do, cappeesh?

    I’m glad we had dis liddle talk. See youse later. Now I gotta go take a crap…

  2. proreason says:

    One word. Democrat.

    nuff said

  3. GuppyNblue says:

    Just some lawmakers taking well timed donations from lobbyist that don’t exist. Nothing to see there. And while Democrats want to cut defense spending, they don’t want to look at possible abuses in defense contracts (at least if Murtha’s involved).

  4. TwilightZoned says:

    If it passed, there would no one left to serve in congress…which would have been a good thing.

    • dulcimergrl says:

      Well, here’s a perfect example of Mark Twain’s quote: “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.”

  5. sheehanjihad says:

    This fat effing thieving pig! No wonder he never worried about it. Pelosi gave him the heads up that they would rattle the cage a bit, then relax, take all you want, we wont do a damn thing about it. He is one of the most disgusting POS on the planet. Someone go let Cunningham out, and do it quick. If it’s legal for Murtha and his corrupt sewer trout companions, then Duke should get a pass. What? He isnt a democrat, so he is corrupt as they come? Oh, yeah, I see. So much for your credibility too Pelosi, you scum.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Well, whatda ya know? Uncle Ho Murtha walked another mine field with his balls intact!! Get that Mutha anotha ribbon for his “salad” bar. FAT BASTARD!!

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