One word describes the current government outlook: uncertainty. No one is sure whether or not Congress will shut the government down again come January 15. If it does, contractors and people who do business with Uncle Sam will be left out in the cold. That kind of uncertainty can play havoc with business and with the economy at large.
For government contractors, no work means no pay. It’s not surprising that some of them now have trust issues with the government.
“I was hoping that when we came out of furlough and shutdown we would be able to breathe a sigh of relief,” says Dana Marlowe. She’s principal partner with Accessibility Partners, a firm contracted by the government to make technology accessible for people with disabilities.
By Sally Herships – NPR Marketplace