A commenter calling himself silverer explains:

I let my employees go. All nice people. I had to. Government is so oppressive, I just can’t do it anymore. All my costs of doing business constantly rises, mostly due to government mandates and regulations. Insurance is becoming a nightmare. They want to exclude everything. Every year the policy gets thicker. I have no ambition any more to grow or expand my business. I just plan now to run in neutral. If the data sucks, the gov should understand that they create the conditions that produce the lousy data.

Government causing problems? Say it isn’t so.

Commenter Wahine has this to say:

Replying to you so I can look like i’m doing something at one of those everything is fine places. My job is to process new orders and I haven’t done anything at all for a few weeks.

Proving that the economy is in excellent shape.