There was a lengthy article about John Murtha in the October 30, 2007, page A1 Wall Street Journal. I highly recommend all people and organizations from the Johnstown area read this article. What the article states is indeed true.
Murtha agrees, he went to Washington to bring Federal dollars to Johnstown. Here’s an idea: why not just cut taxes and leave the dollars in Johnstown!
Whatever your personal opinion of Murtha is, the majority of this money will be gone when he is no longer in office. He is 75 years old, so we know his time in Washington will be limited by nature, if not by the voters.
Therefore, I urge the people and the organizations of Johnstown to act more responsibly and to operate as if they were not receiving federal money, because one day that money will be gone.
It remains to be seen whether or not the mentality of Johnstown can change and accept the responsibility of working and being profitable on their own rather than simply relying on funding from the rest of the country.
For those who missed the Wall Street Journal article the other day here is a link to it.