Murtha's Nephew Got Millions in Gov't Contracts A company owned by a nephew of Rep. J

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    WASHINGTON -- A company owned by a nephew of Rep. John Murtha received $4 million from the Defense Department last year for engineering and warehouse services, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

    Murtha, D-Pa., is chairman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee.

    Murtech Inc., based on Glen Burnie, Md., is owned by the congressman's nephew Robert C. Murtha Jr., who told the Post the company provides "necessary logistical support" to Pentagon testing programs, "and that's about as far as I feel comfortable going."

    The Post reported that the Pentagon rewarded contracts to Murtech without competition.

    Robert Murtha denied using his family ties to land defense contracts and called it "unfortunate" some would assume his company he received federal dollars because of his uncle's influence. In fact, he told the Post, "I've been critiqued all my life, having the last name of Murtha."

    "If we're not doing our job well, we wouldn't be doing our job," Murtha told the paper. "I'm successful at the work I do because of the skill sets I have...You don't know how good someone is unless you work with them.




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    Nepotism is so rampant in Washington we might as well have a nobility class ruling over us.

    We basically do except in name.
     
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    Well, except if you are a Republican, then you get busted for it.
     
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    yes,, if you are a Republican somebody on the left screams and screams and rents their clothing about "no bid contracts"" when it's a Democrat, ehhhh wasssup doc,, it's just politics... hypocrites
     
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    Precisely... outrage disappears when it is someone in their party
     
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    What a complete load of partisan blather you crybabies spew on this board.

    Seriously boys, grow the fuck up.
     
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    Hello pot.. this is kettle calling

    And funny.. I did not know pointing out the blatant hypocrisy being exuded by the lefties, was inherently partisan blather... rather it is pointing out the partisan blather... but nice try
     
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    can't stand the obvious being pointed out?? I love it! :lol:
     
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    so, you don't recall one Bunny Greenhouse, senior contract officer for the US Army Corps of Engineers and her testimony that she opposed the KBR sole source contract, which was illegally signed by an underling while she was attending a medical appointment
    during the republican regime of dicknbush

    oh yea, ms. Greenhouse was shunted aside, out of her contracting role, so that she would no longer be in a position to blow the whistle on subsequent illegal awards (to republican-favored contractors)

    so, with any luck, you will be found correct and the republicans will be found guilty of their illegal contracting actions against our country, and especially against our troops, which KBR was supposed to care for
     
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    Yea, Cheney got sooooo busted. :eusa_liar:
     

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