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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!