Thank you Mr. Murtha.
The blatant disregard of our elected officials is appalling. What is worse, in my opinion, is the complacency of the populace on this issue. Some will argue that taxes are good if they promote to common good. My disagreement with that statement shall be left for another post. For now, I just wish to point out that our taxes are continually wasted on absurd "pet projects" like Mr. Murtha's $23 million National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) in Johnstown, PA. Of course, if some of you are in the know, Johnstown, PA is a major transhipment point of Afghani poppy. Therefore, his wish to control us is warranted.
In closing, I have learned of the upcoming departure of the Comptroller General David Walker. I was saddened to hear the news this weekend. Mr. Walker has continually promoted the need for fiduciary responsibility among our elected officials. There have been few that have heeded his call for discipline. In his absence, I urge you to support Senator Coburn's Federal Financial Management Subcommittee.