Upside for Furloughed Workers…

Posted: October 1, 2013 in Our Government is Unfair
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We all know that the government got shut down today and that over 800,000 employees are not working now. The shutdown and employees not working could cost the economy $1 billion, A WEEK.


During the shutdown there is no visiting national museums, no watching the panda cam from the National Zoo, and no camping in national parks. What is the upside to this? D.C. businesses are OFFERING FREEBIES to government employees who show their government identification!

If a federal shutdown happens, @DCReynoldsBar will offer BUY 1 GET 1 FREE DRINKS for EVERYONE from 11am-9pm every day of shutdown @WTOP

That is right-present your Gov’t ID at our opening on Thursday for 3 free empanadas with any purchase. #havanaheat.

In case of a government shutdown, NMWA will be open as usual, but offering free admission to federal employees—bring your IDs!


According to a CNN/ORC poll, 68% of Americans think shutting down the government for even a few days is a bad idea, while 27% think it’s a good idea.

And it appears most Americans would blame congressional Republicans for a shutdown: Sixty-nine percent said they agreed with the statement that the party’s elected officials were acting like “spoiled children.”

Now…for us, it’s just a waiting game. But, HEY, FURLOUGHED WORKERS, GO OUT AND ENJOY THOSE FREEBIES.

  1. This is actually really interesting! I just posted about all the bad things the shutdown is causing but I didn’t even think about the fact that there could actually be some perks (fews) but definitely some! Thanks for sharing!

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