Government employees benefiting from a possible government shutdown

Ethel C. Fenig

Who said working for the government meant great personal sacrifice to ensure the public good? Certainly not for these lucky--or not--government employees.

More than a dozen Hill staffers got Botox injections this week after D.C.-area plastic surgeon Dr. Navin Singh offered the free treatment last Friday to the first 50 government employees who make an appointment as part of a "government shutdown" special. Singh kept the offer open even though Republicans and Democrats reached an agreement in the 11th hour to keep the government running.

A shot of the stuff, which temporarily eliminates wrinkles, is usually $400. Apparently this falls within government guidelines for accepting free gifts. Or something.



Who said working for the government meant great personal sacrifice to ensure the public good? Certainly not for these lucky--or not--government employees.

More than a dozen Hill staffers got Botox injections this week after D.C.-area plastic surgeon Dr. Navin Singh offered the free treatment last Friday to the first 50 government employees who make an appointment as part of a "government shutdown" special. Singh kept the offer open even though Republicans and Democrats reached an agreement in the 11th hour to keep the government running.

A shot of the stuff, which temporarily eliminates wrinkles, is usually $400. Apparently this falls within government guidelines for accepting free gifts. Or something.