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Wednesday
Jun222011

If Congress Has a Gym, Shouldn’t All Americans?

According to ABC News, a wholly different story has emerged from the controversy surrounding felled New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, and it has little do with the racy photos and more to do with where he took them: The Congressional House Gym.

The gym is partially subsidized by the federal government, says ABC, and Members of Congress have access to the onsite fitness facility for a $20 (House) or $40 (Senate) monthly membership fee.  

On the campaign trail, President Obama argued that all Americans should have the same access to health care as Members of Congress, which then makes one think — shouldn’t all Americans have the same access to fitness subsidies as Members of Congress?

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