Austerity Watch: A Sign Of The Times

Patrons of the Capitol Market must now pay extra if they really need those two spoons while eating lunch at their desks. (Photo by John T. Bennett, Defense News)

Your Defense News and Intercepts man on the Hill typically roams the Capitol campus for information and quotes. But when the news tank runs low, he goes roaming for some fuel.

On a recent grub run, your correspondent noticed the above sign posted on the condiment and utensil stand in the Capitol Market, located in the basement under the House chamber. The sign was not there just a few weeks ago.

Amid a slow in most federal spending, including for the Pentagon, and with more federal spending cuts to come, it truly is a sign of the times.

John T. Bennett

John T. Bennett

Bennett is the Editor of Defense News' CongressWatch channel. He has a Masters degree in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
John T. Bennett