all this economic lingo tango means nothing to a hurting,exhausted employed person, living from anorexic pay check to anorexic pay check, becoming to be the new working poor of the modern time, cannot afford to spend on the basic necessities of life. this economic writer of AP are parts of the tentacles of the lefty progressive liberals with his outrageous, outright lies statements, using furlough as an excuse. > THE ACROSS THE BOARD GOVERNMENT SPENDING CUTS FORCING AGENCIES TO FURLOUGH WORKERS (GOVERNMENT JOBS) REDUCING SPENDING ON PUBLIC PROJECTS MAKING BUSINESSES NERVOUS ABOUT INVESTING AND HIRING. anybody who believe this writer made up economic storyline surely were sent to the cleaners. businesses pertain to the 1%, rich, job creators, the number one public enemy of obama with mission to siphon as much as he can draw off thousands, if not millions in the form of hefty taxations for redistributions to his flock of welfare recipients. the 1% will not create jobs on economic uncertainty, without jobs means no hiring, will not invest in the USA, but will invest on tax friendly foreign countries, investing means jobs are created outside the USA. the furlough has nothing to do with private businesses, the same way with booming wall street has nothing to do with unemployment in the tank.