Finally, (Small) Class War: D.C. Restaurants Give Furloughed Workers Freebies But Charge Congressional Perpetrators Double For Their Sins

Abby Zimet

Ha. Congress unpopular, much? The insanity in our nation's capitol has led sympathetic restaurants to offer furloughed government employees "shutdown specials," from free burgers, nachos, cookies and sandwiches to Olive Branch cocktails and $1 Raw Deal oysters. But the generosity doesn't extend to the perpetrators. Many have exempted congressmen or decided to charge them double for drinks and coffee. The best: Range is offering free pizza, but legislators are ineligible "until you get your shit together."

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