Mother Jones reports:
The National Rifle Association is doing away with free coffee and water coolers for employees at its Fairfax, Virginia, headquarters—a cost-cutting move that has NRA insiders perturbed. “The whole building was freaking out,” said one former employee who remains in contact with current staffers.
The coffee cutback is the just latest indication that the NRA is hurting for cash. Membership revenue declined by $35 million last year, and the NRA recently rolled out its second dues increase in as many years.
In May, the gun group sued New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, claiming that the state’s zealous regulatory efforts against its Carry Guard insurance program had cost the NRA “tens of millions of dollars” in lost revenue, legal fees, and other damages.
People are sending their mocking “thoughts and prayers” amid a report that the NRA had to cut free coffee at its headquarters. https://t.co/p8v0AxKCoU
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) November 16, 2018
How much lobbying does free coffee buy? https://t.co/ZqtyBnaUAx
— Crooks and Liars (@crooksandliars) November 16, 2018
The NRA is capping off a horrible year by cutting employees off from free coffee and watercoolers at its headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. https://t.co/95SCO6HXRP
— Shareblue Media (@Shareblue) November 16, 2018
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) November 16, 2018