PMA head used family members to pay off Democrat appropriators.
I’m not a federal prosecutor. That means that I don’t have to bend over backward to avoid making what is really a fairly obvious statement. Via Instapundit: PMA Lobbyist, Relatives Gave Lawmakers $1.5 Million Since 2000 A defense lobbyist and his family made $1.5 million in political contributions from 2000 through 2008 as the lobbyist’s now-embattled firm helped clients win billions of dollars in federal | Read More »
Democrats reject Flake Corruption Probe.
(Followup to this post) The bad news, of course, is that majority party Democrats are adamant against having any investigation into whether there are links between campaign contributions and earmarks in bills – which is very interesting, given that they control Congress, and thus can presumably make sure that the proceedings are fair… The House voted Wednesday to kill a resolution calling for an ethics | Read More »
Rep. Jeff Flake’s anti-earmark resolution up today.
As you know, it’s in response to the PMA meltdown/outrage (see here for some background posts): Rep. Flake targets earmarks amidst PMA controversy Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), the House’s most vocal critic of pork barrel spending, is trying to shake the ethics committee into action on the link between earmarks and campaign contributors. Flake has seized on the public corruption investigation of PMA Group, a | Read More »
Looking at the PMA Porkers: An examination of CQ’s List of Appropriators.
So, I crunched the numbers of the PMA defense budget earmarks (raw info found here), and came up with something interesting. Below are the top twenty current House members who have taken money from PMA and placed earmarks in that bill, sorted by cumulative donations. A “#” represents being on the Defense Appropriations Committee at the time, and Republicans are bolded: Requesting Member Total Credited | Read More »
, Jack Murtha
Paging Congressman Murtha.
Congressman? Run. Moe Lane