Monday, June 25, 2007

Lobbyists are following the earmark crumbs

WMD is linking to a Roll Call (subscription) report on Congressman Murtha's Earmark Trail:
...Murtha has almost — but not quite — single-handedly created a new economy in his district, with start-up companies getting Murtha earmarks, getting contracts from other companies that have gotten Murtha earmarks or getting trained on how to get government money by other institutions that have gotten Murtha earmarks.

A good guide to the patterns of Murtha’s largesse is the client list of KSA Consulting, a lobbying firm that employs a former Murtha staffer and used to employ Murtha’s brother, Kit Murtha...
WMD also sees echoes of Abscam and notes that Total Federal Contracts in Murtha’s District from FY2004 to FY2006: $564,816,799:

Related: Murtha Inc. (HT: Instapundit)

Update: Washington Times Editorial: Jack Murtha, venture capitalist



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