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    Change equals More Pork?

    Must be nice to be in charge of the money that you send to your district. Murtha is sending $30 million to an airport that no one uses and is named after himself. I guess this is some of the change I heard so much about? $150 total to an airport that no ones uses?
    Some locals call the Johnstown airport "Fort Murtha" because of the steady stream of wartime projects announced at the facility. Although its runway is capable of servicing the largest airplanes in North America, the airport is used only by small commuter airplanes that make six trips a day back and forth to Dulles International Airport. Many of the commercial flights, which are subsidized by federal transportation dollars, carry only a handful of passengers. On a recent visit, all of the flights departing the airport were less than half-full, and one had only four passengers -- screened by seven federal airport workers.

    All told, Murtha has steered about $150 million in federal funds to the airport. This spring, it was among the first four in the country to receive stimulus funds -- $800,000 for a runway widening project.

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    This is a waste of money and he should be stop. You can spend more money somewhere else

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