Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Colorado Gov Bill Ritter (D) Awards Stimulus Money To Former Employer in No-Bid Contract

The Conservative Punk asks ...

"Remember when liberal Democrats used to get angry about no-bid contracts?
Guess the day of the liberal watch dog is over."
"Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has awarded some of the state's first stimulus money to his former employer in a no-bid contract.

Ritter hired his former law firm, the Washington-based Hogan & Hartson, in a no-bid contract to review stimulus spending, The Denver Post reported Friday. It said the firm was paid $40,000 in stimulus money through June."
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And speaking of corrupt Democrats... John Murtha is in double trouble this time, apparently steering defense money to no-bid contract companies and alleged kickbacks.

"When an Air Force command in north Florida sought new battlefield technologies, Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) steered millions in federal dollars its way to hire defense contractors.

The research effort at the Pensacola Air Force base fell apart, however, when investigators found evidence that it was used to improperly pay a series of companies linked to Murtha. A handful of defense firms were paid for work that was never done or not called for in the contracts. Some of the companies involved, based in Wyoming, Florida and Murtha's district in Pennsylvania, had hidden owners, prosecutors allege; one was secretly owned by the Air Force official who helped approve the payments.

As prosecutors reveal new details of their criminal probe into the $8 million earmark that Murtha arranged for the Air Force project, one familiar player is never mentioned by authorities. Several of the companies had hired the lobbying firm of the lawmaker's brother, Robert C. "Kit" Murtha." -full article at the Washington Post


Blogger Otter said...

I say that anybody that voted FOR that stimulus package needs to be shown the door on their next re-election campaign.

In regards to your government, that is a huge ethics violation in my books and he too needs to be shown the door. But a lot sooner.

12:04 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

I agree.

3:19 PM  

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