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Remember John Murtha’s Airport?

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Ever wonder why we have to borrow so much money from the Chinese?

From ABC/Yahoo News:

The Murtha Airport in Johnstown, Pa., is a prime example of taxpayer spending that refuses to die. Representative John Murtha steered some 150 million of taxpayer dollars to this eponymous airport over the last decade and despite the fact he died more than a year ago, the money keeps on coming.

Three years ago, we first visited the tiny airport, and found a monument to pork barrel spending: An airport with a $7 million air traffic control tower, $14 million hanger, and $18 million runway big enough to land any airplane in North America. For most of the day, the only thing this airport doesn’t have is airplanes.

We flew there on one of three flights that arrive there daily, all of them from Washington D.C. About half the cost of every ticket, $100, is paid by American taxpayers, a subsidy Congress voted to renew just this past February.

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  1. Doc

    April 5th, 2012

    How could I forget Murtha…that worthless piece of SHIT!!!

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  2. Nunya

    April 5th, 2012

    We CAN stop this trainwreck of gubmint over-reach, if we only will:

    Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government–DI, 1776

    Note that the document says that the right belongs to We The People, NOT to a “foreign-born afromative-action man-child”

    As for “whenever”? NOW is “whenever”

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  3. Tim

    April 5th, 2012

    He’s dead and he’s still hogging at the trough!

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  4. grayscape

    April 5th, 2012

    Murtha – the most hated and only EX-Marine.

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  5. Wyatt, Insensitive Jerk

    April 5th, 2012

    I guess it turns out that the Johnstown flood wasn’t the biggest disaster in that area after all.

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  6. Stirrin the B.S.

    April 5th, 2012

    Let the budget cuts begin here – ya gotta start somewhere!

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  7. Doc

    April 5th, 2012

    Grayscape, you got that right! He was a dishonor to the Corps.

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  8. TooMuchTime

    April 5th, 2012

    In 2004, Pelosi demanded that the Republicans “drain the swamp” when the Bridge to Nowhere (in a Republican district) came up for funding.

    But democrat Murtha got his Airport to Nowhere and even though Pelosi is no longer speaker, it’s still being funded!

    WTF?!?!

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  9. oozlefanoozle

    April 5th, 2012

    Yeah! Why we keep funding what that pig face bag of rat guts appropriated is a mystery to me.

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  10. F.D.R. in Hell

    April 5th, 2012

    The only reason Murtha built that airport was to get into Amelia Earhart’s pants when he got down here.

    He did..and what did he find? A little pygmy from the Pacific atoll where she crashed.

    Teddy Kennedy had warned him to stay away. :-)

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  11. Bob M.

    April 5th, 2012

    (Sung to the tune of Billy Joel’s “Cap’n Jack”)

    Fatty Jack, is fryin’ HOT tonite… ;-)

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  12. Nutjob

    April 6th, 2012

    Murtha, an insult to all of those who proudly served.

    Wonder why Obama isn’t talking about stopping these subsidies?
    Hypocrites.

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