Money grows on trees II

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    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.
    The Ritz-Carlton is located “in the midst of the picturesque Camelback Corridor, the city’s premier shopping, dining and financial district,” according the hotel’s website. Hungry waste-and-abuse hunters can dine in the “casual elegance, relaxed atmosphere and uniquely inviting ambiance of the European-inspired bistro 24.” Or they can enjoy Afternoon Tea in the “uniquely warm and inviting” Lobby Lounge. And at any time, waste-and-abuse watchdogs who also enjoy golf will be “just minutes from some of the best courses in the world,” including the Tournament Players Club, the Arizona Biltmore, and several others.
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    You apparently don't understand how things work.

    In order to talk about waste fraud and abuse so the masters can save the people money in the long run, they must discuss it in a 5 star hotel.

    The rich and powerful aren't like you and me.

    They need these trappings of splendor and opulance in order to be smarter than the rest of us.

    Take pity on them.

    What you and I can see over a PBR in the local tap room, they can only see when the catering and services are in Michelan Guide approved resorts.
     
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    alternatively, a media-driven perspective can be cast which inflates the $40k that might go into such a conference to greater importance than the $800 billion which it aims to consider.
     
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    Isn't this why Bernie was jailed?
     
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    Money is made from paper and paper is made from wood pulp...so yes...money does grow on trees
     
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    True but after Katrina and the oil spill the right place to confer would be New Orleans and even Las Vegas would be a much easier sell to the American people. A two hour guided tour of say the 9th ward or the tunnels under LV would provide much better atmospherics.
     
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    In wingnut world, govt meetings are held in Motel 6's and no one is allowed to spend their own money on a nice meal.
     

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