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Posted on 11/26/2012 10:51:48 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Disagreeing with Obama can ruin Christmas, says White House report
Posted By Neil Munro On 6:00 AM 11/26/2012 @ 6:00 AM In DC Exclusives - Original
Any Republican refusal to accept President Barack Obamas fiscal plan may ruin Christmas for the nations retailers, the White House claimed in a report released Monday morning.
The National Retail Federation is forecasting that holiday sales will grow 4.1 percent this year [but] if Congress does not act on the Presidents plan to extend tax cuts for the middle-class, it will be risking one of the key contributors to growth and jobs in our economy at the most important time of the year for retail stores, says the report, which was prepared by the Obama White Houses National Economic Council and the presidents Council of Economic Advisers.
The holiday season is no time to threaten middle-class pocketbooks, urges the report, titled The Middle-Class Tax Cuts Impact On Consumer Spending & Retailers.
Democrats made the same claim June 28, 2011, during talks about increasing the federal governments ability to borrow more funds.
Happy Holidays America: [Rep. John] Boehner plan would have the debt ceiling all over again during the holiday season, which is critical for the economy, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer declared. (RELATED: GOP aims to gut Christmas, White House alleges)
Obama spokesman Jay Carney and top political aide David Plouffe also made the same claim that day.
The new report is part of Obamas media campaign to blame Republicans for scheduled tax increases, spending cuts and the stalled economy during Obamas tenure.
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resorting to scare tactics and blackmail...the ante just went up.
Obama AKA Mr. Grinch.
The king of sinful sots!
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Are they admitting that Obama is Santa Claus, just like Rush said?
Is this a JOKE????? Electing the guy RUINED Christmas, at least for the MAKERS....they're just worried about the TAKERS!
Obama and Plan ,would that been an oxymoron
Huh? Didn't both the Democrats and the GOP establishment get their panties in a twist when Rush Limbaugh compared Obama to Santa Claus a couple of weeks ago?
Yes, the Obama Zombies in the Miami Florida media have begun beating this drum today....they are repeating the Obama line that Republicans will be to blame if the Christmas shopping season is bad—because the “middle class” is worried over the fiscal cliff.
Journalism is dead. ABC/CBS/NBC/FOX local tv in Miami may as well be Pravda.
So, basically, Obama knows that the holiday selling season is going to be a disaster so he’s (again) setting up Republicans to be the fall guy, to which the corrupt MSM will undoubtedly accede.
I am so sick of this garbage and there is no relief in sight.
DAMN ALL of those that allowed this corrupt bastard another 4 years in power.
You have to have money to spend in order to purchase gifts for Christmas. The number of Americans receiving food stamps combined with those who qualify but don’t take them indicates that there is not a whole lot of disposable income from the masses to spend on anything. Maybe Warren Buffet can go out and buy a bunch of stuff from WalMart, Target, and JCP and save Christmas. Then he can get a big tax write-off as he gives all the goods to some charity.
“Any Republican refusal to accept President Barack Obamas fiscal plan may ruin Christmas for the nations retailers”
Any Obama plan WILL ruin the retailers....there, fixed it....
Bring it on. With that idiot in the WH, the next FOUR YEARS are ruined, not to mention, Christmas.
+4.1% is a lie... -11% maybe!
Funny. I remember when the Democrats said those tax cuts were only for the very wealthy.
I heard sales were up today, well I know damn well that here in my house wer;re looking at the worst Christmas money wise we’ve had since we;ve bene married for 17 years and with 3 young kids.
How can sales be up if more in poverty, more on food stamps, less working.?
Are millions cashing in on welfare but working under the table or something, I don;t get it
The economy will collapse if people don’t throw away their money on junk they don’t really need. Absolute lunacy.
same exact question I had when I heard that sales were at record highs for black Friday.
Come January, after everyone maxes out their credit cards, this slight upswing will take a dump. I have a hard time believing anything the media says about the economy anyway, good or bad.
I don’t give a damn about what Disagreements with Obama do to Christmas.
I’m more worried about what’s going to happen come the new year 2013.
That scares the hell out of me.
diesn;t make sense does it.
More in poverty, food stamps, less working foreclosures up but hey people have money for TV’s, lots of presents etc.
I know at this house that I have to find money without going into debt for my kids and my wife and I are not exchanging presents like we did not on our anniversary and birthdays this year.
Either there is a lot of scams, people maxing their credit cards or there are people who are making money unlike around here, what with food up, bills up , gas up
all I know that after 17 years of marriage and small kids we will have the worst Christmas ever and how people are spending when more are on food stamps, poverty, gas up, utility bils up etc is beyond me.
Damn scared here also.
However, we will take time out from the events of the day to really celebrate Christmas, the birth of Christ.
To hell with the secular world and our federal dictators, we will celebrate Christmas however we can.
December 26, we will start prepping again.
it is just odd. A lot of people I’ve discussed this very thing with also think it’s odd. People must be maxing out CCs, be on SSDI or other social programs to “afford” all of the stuff they are buying.
I use the scare quotes around the word afford, because I don’t think anybody is affording items, they are simply kicking the can down the road much like the government is doing currently.
I’ve talked to a few people about this and all have said they have no money or hardly any money and are doing cut backs.
Either it;s my area in north east FL St Augustine which has no money or many are on some kind of welfare cheating the system thus giving them more money.
It was dead where I live, the mall in Jacksonville was not filling up till later that morning, no long lines etc
I honestly do not understand where people are getting money from
Sorry OWEbama. Won’t fly. You own it ALL now.
You’re in charge and you’re going into your 5th year. YOU were supposed to ‘work with’ Congress’ and fix America’s economy. It is all on you now, no matter what.
And Jay Carney is a flying monkey.
This year we are all buying one gift each and playing the white elephant gift exchange game.
my wife and I will not be exchanging gifts nor did we for our birthdays or anniversary.
Yesterday we had to go to good will , first time ever for clothes for our kids.
That is how crap we are doing here and to hear people spending like crazy when people are in poverty, debt, food stamps, unemployed does not make sense to me or my wife.
I’;m pissed off not because people have money but people are crapping all over the system and claiming food stamps, welfare etc when they are getting money else where.
No we will not go go the salvation army or nothing as we will pay our own way , shame millions of freeloading scam artists and welfare folk cannot do the same and live within their means.
Things are going to get worse before they get better, but they will get better.
We are not at the bottom yet and it will probably be a fast hard drop when we get there.
Have faith that God will give us strength to climb out of the hole we have been thrown into.
a nice post thank you
Well, I think I understand where the money is coming from as well as you do - you hit on it in your last few posts. I say it’s odd, because it really is odd (queer). I hear people saying “I’m on welfare and I have maybe 200 dollars to live on for a month after my basic expenses are covered not including food”. I don’t believe it for a minute, because there sure seem to be a lot of people on the dole that do better than I’m doing right now.
Don’t get me wrong, I do OK... it’s just that I don’t have someone else paying my bills for me so I can do nothing and be “OK”.