Ex-Marine John Murtha throws $3.1 billon dollars of “emergency” funding atop the war supplemental:
Democratic Representative John Murtha, who heads the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, managed to get $3.1 billion for eight C-17 and 11 C-130 military transport planes included. However, that has been pared back by four C-130s.
The Pentagon did not request the aircraft but lawmakers want them to preserve jobs in their home states and Murtha disputes the military’s contention that they are not needed.
Why is this guy still here?
Oh, yeah. Right.