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Mood muted during last
holiday shopping weekend

Associated Press, by Mae Anderson and Anne D´Innocenzio

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/23/2012 11:16:21 PM

ATLANTA — Last-minute shoppers crowded into malls and stores to scoop up discounted clothing and toys during the last weekend before Christmas, but many didn´t seem to be in the spending spirit. This holiday season, Americans have a lot on their minds on top of the now familiar job worries. Consumers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, which account for 24 percent of retail sales nationwide, were tripped up by Superstorm Sandy. The storm hit in late October and disrupted businesses and households for several weeks.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bmoc, 12/23/2012 11:25:58 PM     (No. 9081349)

Hmmmmm.... maybe I´m weird but my mind is on the communist in the White House trying to make America just like the other Third World countries. I care about the other tragedies but they pale in the face of what he is trying to do to us.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/23/2012 11:31:01 PM     (No. 9081353)

Come on, America! Just keep telling yourselves "Forward!"

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 12/23/2012 11:56:15 PM     (No. 9081368)

Yeah yeah yeah, just blame it all on Sandy.

Remember how often President Bush blamed all his woes on 9/11? Oh wait. Never heard excuses from him, or sure don´t remember any, come to think of it.

And the unemployment rate was half what it is now, and economic growth was at least twice as good for most of the 8 years.

But never mind. What´s to worry or fret about? BO and family are out enjoying their tax-payer funded $4 million vacation, and all is well with the world...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pearson365, 12/24/2012 12:16:54 AM     (No. 9081383)

Bush urged people to return to their normal lives after 9/11/01, including going shopping. For he past 4+ years, the man who believes that he is the smartest president ever mocked Bush repeatedly for recommending this return to a normal life style. The "dumb" W. was right and the idiot Obama was wrong. And the idiot will be a negative force for another 50 months.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: horacer, 12/24/2012 12:30:37 AM     (No. 9081392)

Two things struck me today. I was sent out on errands, first to Honey Baked Hams. There was no line. I was in and out in 5 minutes. The second thing was how many people wished me a ´good´ Christmas, not a Merry Christmas, a good Christmas. There isn´t a lot of cheer going about.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: janylou, 12/24/2012 1:36:26 AM     (No. 9081411)

Not much to feel cheerful about. I´ll bet even the dopes who voted for Obomination are feeling all that cheerful when they look at what is ahead.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/24/2012 2:25:01 AM     (No. 9081426)

The media has done it´s damnest the last 4 years trying to convince people the economy is better than it actually is.Obama has dumped staggering amounts of money into the economy and it´s still stagnant.People are scared to spend money because they don´t know what Obama has up his sleeve to further devastate the economy.The free lunch crowd is outs spending because it isn´t possible to get laid off from welfare.

I´m not sure consumer spending is all as cracked up to be what it once was because most of the stuff being sold is made overseas.

Home building is what really needs to be cranked up to revive the economy.Banks are afraid to lend money to homebuilders out of fear the house won´t be sold in the short term.Obama and the UN don´t want any more suburban sprawl anyway.Obama thinks an artificial shortage of houses will get values back up,when the real problem is unemployment and not enough people in the buying market.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chumley, 12/24/2012 2:54:34 AM     (No. 9081436)

The family agreed we would spend far less for Christmas this year because of all the economic foolishness happening. We dont know if money will be coming in, how much it will be worth and what the prices of things might be. We also dont know how much of what we earn will be confiscated. Safe bet it will be more, no matter which progressive party´s plan goes through.
Mrs C may have violated our agreement though. I´ve been noticing that every time I bring up AR-15´s, she changes the subject...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/24/2012 3:29:27 AM     (No. 9081444)

Typical Ass Press. It´s the hurricane´s fault for the entire NE and mid-Atlantic. Morons. Put the blame squarely where it belongs - Barry´s, Peelousy´s and Reid´s extreme spending when they controlled everything in congress for 2 years.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/24/2012 4:00:26 AM     (No. 9081450)

Visited the local very upscale mall with daughter today. Very few people were buying much, even in the most expensive shops, where price doesn´t usually matter to the folks who usually shop there. There was a wealth of sales people offering to help us, and they were doing a hard sell if you looked at anything. We didn´t stand on any line more than a couple of minutes, despite every store having signs offering 25% to 50% off.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lancer12, 12/24/2012 4:24:47 AM     (No. 9081452)

Try K-mart & the 99-cent stores. The NYT ads are heavy on purses, jewlery and perfumes that you can´t wear @ work. Yhe women´s clothes are impossibly skimpy for skeletal figures only. Practice other ways to be happy.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickeymat, 12/24/2012 5:50:06 AM     (No. 9081475)

Seems like there are few stories in the press about Christmas sales figures. Must take that as bad news. Wonder who Barry threatened if the figure is released-the retailers or the reporters.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bugger, 12/24/2012 5:58:12 AM     (No. 9081480)

We bought a generator after the election disaster. Told ourselves this would be our Christmas present. We no longer trust the "system" to even provide us with power. A couple of weeks ago we ordered a few DVD´s, including a season of Rawhide (which reminds me of when the country was sane). We wrapped them up and put them under the tree. Sent a few Christmas cards, a little money to our parents. That´s it, the sum total of our Christmas shopping.

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