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Ritz-Carlton? Where would you like them to travel to discuss stimulus waste?

Members of a key panel created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus bill, have scheduled a meeting on November 22 to consider ways to prevent "fraud, waste, and abuse of Recovery Act funds." The meeting will be held at the super-luxe Ritz Carlton Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona.

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With so many meeting spaces available to the US government in its own facilities(bases, Federal buildings, heck even public universities)~ is meeting in a hotel at all, let alone the Ritz Carlton, in warm and sunny Arizona, the best choice for a government to spend money to discuss of all things, STIMULUS WASTE?
The article says they want “input from the public,”?
So, let's have some fun~ Where would you want them to meet? Or, are you ok with government $$ being spent traveling to Phoenix? I thought liberals were boycotting AZ, anyway?

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 11:56 AM on Nov. 12, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 11:59 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • I have some folding chairs and a backyard.
    MissAlisabeth

    Answer by MissAlisabeth at 12:02 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • It gives the people at Ritz-Carlton some business--they will earn some money....the employees will get tips, the business publicity will be good for them and Lord nows every business needs some income. Be happy for Ritz-Carlton.And for the otgers in the geneal area lf the Hotel---maybe they will wander around between meetings or afer hours and buy something at other places of business...why not?
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 12:04 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • Yeah the Ritz is a little much. My husband works for Marriott, which owns Ritz-Carlton, and there are plenty of much cheaper yet nice hotels all over the country they can meet in. If they want a Ritz, there's like 3 in the DC area. Save on airfare.
    Journey311

    Answer by Journey311 at 12:06 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • Fine, send them to the Ritz, but make them pay for their own rooms.

    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 12:10 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • We stayed at the Ritz last weekend (business related)-unbelievable service.

    Why couldn't they pick a spot in DC?
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:25 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • Motel Six.

    They'll leave the light on for ya.

    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:10 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • One of those roadside hotels that charge by the hour would be good.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 2:35 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • They are more than welcomed to use my church basement for free...or the community room at my office, and we've got space for breakout sessions. Mr.Pita across the street will cater for $6.00 a person.

    My office has lots of conferences and collaborative community meetings and what we usually do is try to find the least expensive facilities so we can spen more money on service. Different strokes for different folks i guess.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:30 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • How about one of those fancy rooms congress is always shutting themselves in. No need to make it a vacation. Even a hotel meeting room will do. Much cheaper. For that matter, video conferencing is very popular these days ......
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:49 PM on Nov. 12, 2010

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