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AMERICA, MEET THE REAL JOHN MURTHA (D-PA)
Rep. Murtha Embarks On Democrat Cut-And-Run Tour Of America
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REP. MURTHA EMBARKING ON 41 STOP CUT-AND-RUN CROSS-COUNTRY TOUR

Rep. Murtha Will Campaign In 41 Races This Cycle, A 100 Percent Increase From 2004:

"Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), Who Has Suspended His Race To Become Majority Leader In The Event That The Democrats Capture The House, Plans To Campaign In 41 Races Around The Country ... This Is A Dramatic Increase In Activity For Murtha, Who Did Not Campaign For House Candidates In 2004 ..." (Alexander Bolton, "To Raise Profile, Murtha Will Stump For 41 Dems," The Hill, 7/26/06)

REP. MURTHA WRONG ON WAR IN IRAQ

Murtha Supported The Use Of Force Against Saddam In 1991 And 2002:

Murtha Voted For The Use Of Force In Iraq In 1991. (H.J. Res. 77, CQ Vote #9: Passed 250-183: R 164-3; D 86-179; I 0-1, 1/12/91, Murtha Voted Yea)

Murtha Voted For The Use Of Force In Iraq In 2002. (H. J. Res. 114, CQ Vote #455: Passed 296-133: R 215-6; D 81-126; I 0-1, 10/10/02, Murtha Voted Yea)

After Committing Troops, Murtha Was One Of Two Members To Support Reinstating The Draft:

Murtha Was One Of Only Two Members of The House of Representatives To Vote To Reinstate The Draft. (H.R. 163, CQ Vote # 494: Rejected 2-402: R 0-215; D 2-186; I 0-1, 10/5/04, Murtha Voted Yea)

Then, Murtha Called For "Immediate Redeployment" Of Troops Out Of Iraq:

Murtha: "I believe before the Iraqi elections, scheduled for mid-December, the Iraqi people and the emerging government must be put on notice. The United States will immediately redeploy." (CNN's "Live Event," 11/17/05)

Later, Rep. Murtha Claimed "We Can't Win" And Need To Withdraw; Compared Americans To Saddam Hussein:

Rep. Murtha: "We can't win this." (Rep. John Murtha, Congressional Record, 6/15/06, p. H4028)

* Rep. Murtha: "We are causing the problem." (Rep. John Murtha, Congressional Record, 6/15/06, p. H4028)


* Rep. Murtha Claims Americans Are Driving Iraqis Out Of The Country, Just Like Saddam Hussein. Rep. Murtha: "Almost 900,000 people left when Saddam Hussein was there ... The time we have been there, 900,000 people have left the county." (Rep. John Murtha, Congressional Record, 6/15/06, p. H4027)


* Rep. Murtha Is "Not Sure" American Troops Made A Difference In The Death Of Zarqawi. CNN's Elaine Quijano: "Is it fair to say that this, this attack and the death of Abu Masab al Zarqawi wouldn't have happened if U.S. troops were not on the ground?" Rep. Murtha: "Well, I'm not sure about that. I'm not sure they couldn't have done it from outside." (CNN's "Live Today," 6/8/06)

Rep. Murtha Has Promised Dems Will Cut-And-Run From Iraq If They Gain Control Of Congress:

Rep. Murtha Claimed Dems Will Withdraw From Iraq If They Take Over. MSNBC's Chris Matthews: "[A]re the Democrats going to seize the leadership of the Congress, win the votes, take over Congress and end the war? Are they going to do it?" ... Rep. Murtha: "We have to convince Democrats and Republicans that this war has to end." (MSNBC's "Hardball," 5/17/06)

* Rep. Murtha: "My timetable is to immediately work and say to them, 'Look, you're going to have to take over yourself, this is your responsibility. And we're redeploying our force.' The sooner the better, as far as I'm concerned." (Rep. Jack Murtha, Press Conference, 5/17/06)

REP. MURTHA IS A JUST ANOTHER LIBERAL DEMOCRAT WHO SUPPORTS HIGHER TAXES

Rep. Murtha Has Repeatedly Voted For Higher Taxes:

In 1993, Rep. Murtha Voted For The Largest Tax Hike In American History, Which Raised Taxes $241 Billion. (H.R. 2264, CQ Vote #406: Adopted 218-216: R 0-175; D 217-41; I 1-0, 8/5/93, Murtha Voted Yea)

Rep. Murtha Voted Against 2001 And 2003 Bush Tax Cuts. (H.R. 1836, CQ Vote #149: Passed 240-154: R 211-0; D 28-153; I 1-1, 5/26/01, Murtha Voted Nay; H.R. 1836, CQ Vote #118: Passed 230-197: R 216-0; D 13-196; I 1-1, 5/16/01, Murtha Voted Nay; H.R. 2, CQ Vote #225: Passed 231-200: R 224-1; D 7-198; I 0-1, 5/23/03, Murtha Voted Nay; H.R. 2, CQ Vote #182: Passed 222-203: R 218-3; D 4-199; I 0-1, 5/9/03, Murtha Voted Nay)

* Nearly 4.2 Million Taxpayers Benefiting From New 10-Percent Bracket;
* More Than 1.1 Million Taxpayers Benefiting From Reduction In Top Income Tax Rates;
* More Than 1.4 Million Married Couples Benefiting From The Reduction Of Marriage Penalty;
* Nearly 1.2 Million Parents Benefiting From The Increase In Child Tax Credit;
* More Than 1 Million Taxpayers Benefiting From Capital Gains And Corporate Dividend Tax Cuts. (U.S. Department Of The Treasury, Fact Sheet)

Rep. Murtha Voted At Least 5 Times For Higher Gas Taxes, Including A 4.3-Cent Per Gallon Increase In Gas Tax. (H.R. 3566, CQ Vote #338: Passed 343-83: R 101-61; D 241-22; I 1-0, 10/23/91, Murtha Voted Yea; H.R. 2264, CQ Vote #199: Passed 219-213: R 0-175; D 218-38; I 1-0, 5/27/93, Murtha Voted Yea; H.R. 2264, CQ Vote #406: Adopted 218-216: R 0-175; D 217-41; I 1-0, 8/5/93, Murtha Voted Yea; H.R. 3415, CQ Vote #182: Passed 301-108: R 208-15; D 92-93; I 1-0, 5/21/96, Murtha Voted Nay; H.R. 2400, CQ Vote #97: Rejected 98-318: R 82-138; D 16-179; I 0-1, 4/1/98, Murtha Voted Nay)

Rep. Murtha Voted Against Permanently Reducing The Death Tax. (H.R. 5638, CQ Vote #315: Passed 269-156: R 226-2; D 43-153; I 0-1, 6/22/06, Murtha Voted Nay)

Rep. Murtha Voted Against Capital Gains And Alternative Minimum Tax Relief. (H.R. 4297, CQ Vote #135: Adopted 244-185: R 229-2; D 15-182; I 0-1, 5/10/06, Murtha Voted Nay)

Third Parties Agree Rep. Murtha Is No Friend To Taxpayers:

Rep. Murtha Has A 13 Percent Lifetime Rating From National Taxpayers Union Foundation. (National Taxpayers Union Foundation Website, http://www.ntu.org, Accessed 7/27/06)

During 108th Congress, Rep. Murtha Only Has A 15 Percent Rating From Citizens Against Government Waste. (Citizens Against Government Waste Website, http://www.cagw.org, Accessed 7/27/06)

REP. MURTHA'S QUESTIONABLE ETHICS

In The 1980's Murtha Was A Named "Unindicted Co-Conspirator" In ABSCAM Bribery Sting:

"In The Early 1980s ... [Murtha] Was Himself Under Investigation For His Role In ABSCAM, The FBI Sting Operation Involving Bribes From Phony Arab Sheiks." (Jock Friedly, "Murtha's Ethics Crusade Draws Watchdog Ire," The Hill, 9/17/97)

* "Murtha Was Named An Unindicted Co-Conspirator In The Government's Case Against Two Fellow Congressmen, And He Testified In Their Trial." (Jock Friedly, "Murtha's Ethics Crusade Draws Watchdog Ire," The Hill, 9/17/97)

* "On The FBI's Undercover Videotapes, Murtha Is Seen Talking To Agents About A $50,000 Payoff For Providing Immigration Help For A Phony Arab Sheik. He Refused The Money, Although He Did Say He Might Be Interested After He Got To Know The Would-Be Givers Better." (Charles R. Babcock, "Abscam Attorney Quits Ethics Panel After Murtha Vote," The Washington Post, 7/30/81)

"The House Ethics Committee Continued To Deliberate On Murtha's Fate. However, The Committee Deadlocked On A Party-Line Vote And ... Charges Were Dropped." (Jock Friedly, "Murtha's Ethics Crusade Draws Watchdog Ire," The Hill, 9/17/97)

* "[E. Barrett Prettyman Jr.] The Special Counsel To The House Ethics Committee's Abscam Investigation Resigned In Protest ... After The Committee Rejected ... His Recommendation To File Misconduct Charge Against [Murtha]." (Charles R. Babcock, "Abscam Attorney Quits Ethics Panel After Murtha Vote," The Washington Post, 7/30/81)

In The 1990's Rep. Murtha Caught Up In The House Banking Scandal, Led Effort To Weaken House Ethics Rules:

Rep. Murtha Denied Being Part Of The Scandal, Said He Had Not Bounced Checks At House Bank. ("Reconciling The Congressional Checkbook," The Washington Post, 10/7/91)

* Rep. Murtha Bounced 10 Checks At The House Bank. ("303 Who Wrote Overdrafts On House Accounts," USA Today, 4/17/92)

"[Murtha] Began Promoting A Controversial Plan To Require The Department Of Justice To Pay The Legal Bills Of Members Of Congress Who Are Charged But Never Convicted." (Jock Friedly, "Murtha's Ethics Crusade Draws Watchdog Ire," The Hill, 9/17/97)

* "[G]ary Ruskin, The Executive Director Of The Congressional Accountability Project, Who Calls The Legal Fee Payment An Unconscionable Perquisite That Is Unavailable To Ordinary Americans. ... [C]ongressional Watchdogs Say The Provision Will Be A Club That Members Of Congress Can Use To Intimidate The Justice Department From Bringing Charges." (Jock Friedly, "Murtha's Ethics Crusade Draws Watchdog Ire," The Hill, 9/17/97)

"[T]he Murtha Amendments Would Make It Harder For The House Ethics Committee To Investigate Members Of Congress For Wrongdoing. One Would Require The Committee To Drop An Investigation If The Committee Is Deadlocked For Six Months. The Second Would Prevent ... Outside Groups ... From Filing Ethics Charges Without A Congressional Sponsor." (Jock Friedly, "Murtha's Ethics Crusade Draws Watchdog Ire," The Hill, 9/17/97)
 

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