Benny Johnson of Buzzfeed has a story of Washington D.C. bartender who has adopted a “progressive” price structure for beers during the current government shutdown.

A pint for a furloughed public employee? That’s two bucks.

A tasty brew for a sitting member of congress? That will be 25 clams.

A cold beer for the President? That will be $702.00 Why?


According to Steve Hadley at Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar on Pennsylvania Ave:

“That is the price of my Obamacare penalty, plus 2 bucks.”