Sorry, but you're wrong here. I agree with the premise that Obambi wants to cause suffering so he can give his pointing-finger a workout, but this furlough is real, and will cause many people financial pain. I am one of them. I am a retired AF/DoD civilian employee, and I am not one of the overpaid "federal workers" we keep hearing about. My salary is right on the median income line. This furlough will essentially cost me more than a full month's pay when it is complete. We are setting up for 22 days of UNPAID furlough, spread out 1 day per week. 22 days equates to 4 weeks and 2 days we're not getting paid.