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View from the Capitol: Free Cupcakes on the Hill

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In a city known for its cupcake obsession, even protesters come armed with the pint-sized treats. 

Bankrupting America, an education project of the nonprofit Public Notice, threw Capitol Hill staffers a "Not-So-Sweet Sixteen" party Thursday, handing out more than 500 free cupcakes to commemorate the country reaching $16 trillion in debt. 

The cupcakes were provided by the food truck Cupcake Joy. Flavors included sweet potato, lemon and everyone's favorite, red velvet. Event planners seemed surprised at how quickly the sweets disappeared. 

"We were at Union Station and Federal Center handing out invites this morning, and folks were kind of dragging into work. As soon as someone said the word 'cupcake,' their faces perked up," Public Notice spokesman Jim Landry said, "that's all we're looking to do: get people to pay attention."

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