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Democrats Go to Discuss the Deficit at a Luxury Resort



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If you’re a Senate Democrat, where would you go to hold a meeting with your colleagues on how to reduce the deficit?

The Boar’s Head luxury resort outside Charlottesville, Virginia, of course.

Not much will get done this week in the Senate, as Democrats head out of town to the posh 573-acre Boar’s Head Inn estate just outside Charlottesville for an issues conference. They’ll be gone most of Tuesday and will remain there until mid-day or slightly later on Thursday.

And yes, excess spending is on the agenda:

As the caucus gathers for its annual retreat in Charlottesville, Va., beginning Tuesday, Sen. Kent Conrad (N.D.), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, is determined to use the huddle to try to convince members to back a cost-cutting plan close to that of President Obama’s debt commission, which many in the party think was extreme and unwarranted.

I suppose the Democrats may have gotten a group discount, but a cursory examination of the rates finds rooms at $350 per night.

But look at what the senators will get at that price!

Experience the relaxing comfort of first-class accommodations at The Boar’s Head. Our 170 guest rooms and suites create an inviting retreat in tune with the natural rhythms of our Southern heritage. Beautiful antique furnishings and unique décor highlight our rooms while keeping modern conveniences such as cable television and mini-refrigerators out of sight.

Each moment at The Boar’s Head is its own vacation… Doze off with a novel as you sink into an overstuffed chair… Savor morning coffee on your private balcony as a goose and her goslings navigate the pond below… Snuggle up by the fireplace with your loved one and a bottle of wine from a local vineyard.

Luxury touches enjoyed by all of our guests include plush terrycloth bathrobes, premium bath amenities and bedding so sumptuous that we are often asked to order new linens for guests to take home.

Set amid the rolling Charlottesville landscape, The Boar’s Head offers choice lodging and genuine hospitality not found elsewhere.

I, for one, don’t want Democrats like Ben Nelson discussing the deficit in anything less than a plush terrycloth bathrobe.


Tags: Ben Nelson , Senate Democrats


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