Congressional staff, for the large part, are not furloughed. Their bosses can decide to keep them on, unlike the majority of federal department employees. This article makes it sound like a bunch of drunk 20-somethings are living it up, rather than the truth, which is a bunch of middle class folks with families are terrified and feeding their kids ramen till they know they are getting paid. I don’t expect good journalism, BuzzFeed. Just maybe not outright lies.