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 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (May 14, 2003) -- Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class George F. Stowe III assigned to the “Wizards” of Patrol Squadron Special Projects Two (VP-2) practices his poses for a body building competition during a workout session. Stove is a certified personal fitness trainer, and also assists the command fitness leader in his squadron. VP-2 had a 100 percent success rate during a recent physical readiness test. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class William R. Goodwin.
Federal workers will soon look like this, thanks to furloughs. Then let's see if Republicans keep messing with them.
Oooh, lucky ducky federal workers in the Washington, D.C., suburbs will get special furlough deals from a couple of local businesses:
The Energy Club, a health and fitness operation in Arlington, has begun a “Don’t Furlough your Fitness” campaign, featuring free workouts to employees in Arlington and Alexandria who are being furloughed. [...]

Other places are offering furlough specials. For example, The Daily Dish, a restaurant in Silver Spring, is offering discounted lunches during the week for furloughed folks.

So hey, don't worry about losing as much as 20 percent of your pay for several months—you can work out for free and get a cheap lunch, if you live in specific places where there are a lot of other federal workers. It totally balances out!

(Actually, no, it doesn't balance out. Tell Republicans to quit whining about White House tours and focus on ending the sequester.)

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Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 06:35 AM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and Daily Kos.

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