“Hello, Ritz-Carlton? We’re investigating government waste. And we’d like to do it at your posh hotel in Phoenix.”

by editor on November 14, 2010

“Do you still have those little foo-foo drinks with the umbrellas? Do the waitresses still deliver them poolside? Will you accept a government credit card? Perfect. Let’s go ahead and make the reservations.”

The Washington Examiner has the disgusting story of waste piled on top of waste:

ritz carlton stimulus waste

Piña coladas for everyone! When the rigorous round of public and private meetings are over, government investigators will discuss their findings poolside.

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.

The group is the Recovery Independent Advisory Panel, a sub-committee of the larger Recovery Accountability and Transparency board (sometimes known as the RAT board). The stimulus bill set up the Recovery Independent Advisory Panel, or RIAP, to make recommendations to identify and prevent waste of the bill’s $814 billion in stimulus spending.

“The purpose of the November 22, 2010 meeting is to allow the RIAP to have an open dialogue, with input from the public, on issues relating to fraud, waste, and abuse of Recovery Act funds,” says a notice in the Federal Register. Specifically, participants in the meeting will discuss various techniques to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse, as well as larger issues of transparency and public awareness. Portions of the meeting will be open to the public, while other parts will be closed.

It doesn’t get much ritzier than the Ritz-Carlton. The Editor was once booted from the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California for attempting to wear jeans…gasp…at dinner.

Not to worry. If that were to happen in this case, we’re confident members of the stimulus waste panel would immediately rush out and purchase new pants on your dime.

Source: Washington Examiner

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KimmyQueen
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Really? It is so uncomfortable and pestering to talk about these trifling things in inadequate abodes? What happened to I don’t know offices and skype or webcams while you are sitting in your office? I mean really? Let’s talk about wasting money WHILE we waste money! Lame.

DDogbreath
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Try “Motel 6” Rooms here cost between $350- $500 PER NIGHT…

YT
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YT

So I take it people appointed to panels don’t have a per-diem limit like government employees are supposed to?

I guess thats another way of passing out candy to your supporters. Name them to some retarded sub-committe that doesn’t really have to do anything but gets an expense account anyway. I wonder what I should have majored in during college to land a gig like that. African studies? Sociology?

redabogado
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redabogado

Nonsense. Nonsense. The meeting was cancelled because we don’t want those racist Arizona people who actually think we should enforce our laws to get the benefit of our hard earned (sic) I mean your hard earned money!! I mean if I wince like a girl at the sight of a judo throw, you know I just can’t do “anything” in Arizona.
Your Chosen One,
Barry the Fairy.

CO2Insanity
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They want us to take Greyhound and stay at Motel 6 while they take private jets or fly 1st class, stay at only the finest hotels and dine at the finest restaurants using Uncle Sam’s VISA card. Good they got busted. They should stay home and go borrow a meeting room at the Capitol Building while they’re at recess and order lunch from Subway.

Vic
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Vic

Democrats in Action. In view of how things are now stateside, you would think they would rent the back room of a local Dennys, and have their meeting there. But “NO. If Useless WOrm Barry can go to India and the G-20 we deserve the Ritz” What a bunch of schmucks.

Plainsman
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Plainsman

Per the link below, “the panel’s chair, Chris Sale, had decided to postpone the event in deference to concerns raised in the press about the choice.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/11/12/stimulus-waste-panel-cancels-ritz-carlton-meeting/

TednP
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TednP

See what happens when journalists print the truth instead of a bullshit cover. We need to band to together and stop these blood sucking idiot pencil pushers from getting away with hypocritical behaviors. I almost wish I didn’t know for a fact and from personal encounters the pathetic truth of government agencies. I’m so sick of asshole liberals that think the government should run our lives. Funny how so many ex-government employees set up non-profit organizations to profit off the government stimulus long before Bush was even out of office. Wonder how they knew? This RAT group will do nothing more than protect their homies!