Skip to comments.DOJ: There IS Such a Thing As a Free Lunch—for Furloughed Feds
Posted on 10/10/2013 1:58:01 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Theres No Such Thing as a Free Lunchthe title of a book published by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedmanmay be economic fact, but that did not deter the U.S. Justice Department from informing furloughed department workers that they can have one.
In an Ethics Q&A the DOJ published on its website advising furloughed employees on what they can and cannot ethically do during a government shutdown, the department said it was okay for them to accept free sandwiches from commercial enterprises as long as those sandwiches were offered free to all federal workers and not just some.
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Sammich is OK. Can I get fries with it? How about a soda? Steak? Lobster?
Slippery slope here...
While a huge fan of Manny Davis, I must disagree with his famous slogan.
My lunch can be free, to me, if you buy it, or I can get or force someone else to do so.
it’s not free...
They may not have to pay for it.
but someone is.
It’s just business relations. A pizza place offers a special price to a particular group, and then gains a loyal customer base.
There is no ethics in government.
First week of shutdown sends federal workers to unemployment offices.
Nearly 34,000 federal workers applied for unemployment benefits in the first week of the shutdown, according to government agencies.
A total of 16,078 furloughed workers in Maryland have applied for unemployment as of Sunday night, according to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The agency only receives 3,000 claims from federal workers all year on average
That's only one state folks. Wonder how many others have figured out how to make a racket of this.