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Disagreeing with Obama can ruin Christmas, says White House report
The Daily Caller ^

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 Obama’s fiscal plan may ruin Christmas for the nation’s 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 President’s 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 House’s National Economic Council and the president’s 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 government’s 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 Obama’s media campaign to blame Republicans for scheduled tax increases, spending cuts and the stalled economy during Obama’s tenure.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: demagogue; demagoguery; demagogues; democrats; obama

1 posted on 11/26/2012 10:52:00 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

resorting to scare tactics and blackmail...the ante just went up.


2 posted on 11/26/2012 10:54:21 AM PST by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: Sub-Driver

3 posted on 11/26/2012 10:54:44 AM PST by twister881
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama AKA Mr. Grinch.

The king of sinful sots!


4 posted on 11/26/2012 10:55:13 AM PST by Bayard
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To: Sub-Driver


Psuedo-king of Africa/Hawaii/Orient are,
gathering fools,
he vacations far,
liberal-leaning,
cheesebuger-eating,
he will golf under every star.

5 posted on 11/26/2012 11:00:43 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: All

Obama Nativity Figurine Popular in Italian Shops

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-nativity-figurine-popular-italian-shops


6 posted on 11/26/2012 11:01:42 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Sub-Driver

Are they admitting that Obama is Santa Claus, just like Rush said?


7 posted on 11/26/2012 11:06:37 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Sub-Driver

FUWH


8 posted on 11/26/2012 11:14:15 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Any Republican refusal to accept President Barack Obama’s fiscal plan may ruin Christmas for the nation’s retailers, the White House claimed in a report released Monday morning."

Is this a JOKE????? Electing the guy RUINED Christmas, at least for the MAKERS....they're just worried about the TAKERS!

9 posted on 11/26/2012 11:17:00 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I thought we were told the Bush tax cuts were bad!?

Now they are good and we need to keep them through Christmas?

I am very confused. How will Liberals explain this?
10 posted on 11/26/2012 11:18:44 AM PST by The Louiswu (it's all downhilll from here!!!)
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To: oust the louse

Obama and Plan ,would that been an oxymoron


11 posted on 11/26/2012 11:23:06 AM PST by molson209
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To: Sub-Driver
Disagreeing with Obama can ruin Christmas, says White House report

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?

12 posted on 11/26/2012 11:24:31 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


13 posted on 11/26/2012 11:24:57 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


14 posted on 11/26/2012 11:25:54 AM PST by Obadiah (It pays to be a Democrat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


15 posted on 11/26/2012 11:27:15 AM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


16 posted on 11/26/2012 11:32:04 AM PST by petitfour
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To: Sub-Driver

“Any Republican refusal to accept President Barack Obama’s fiscal plan may ruin Christmas for the nation’s retailers”

Any Obama plan WILL ruin the retailers....there, fixed it....


17 posted on 11/26/2012 11:39:01 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bring it on. With that idiot in the WH, the next FOUR YEARS are ruined, not to mention, Christmas.


18 posted on 11/26/2012 11:53:11 AM PST by fivecatsandadog (Reality ruins everything.)
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To: Sub-Driver

+4.1% is a lie... -11% maybe!

LLS


19 posted on 11/26/2012 11:54:29 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Funny. I remember when the Democrats said those tax cuts were only for the very wealthy.


20 posted on 11/26/2012 11:57:07 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: fivecatsandadog

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


21 posted on 11/26/2012 12:44:42 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Sub-Driver

The economy will collapse if people don’t throw away their money on junk they don’t really need. Absolute lunacy.


22 posted on 11/26/2012 12:51:46 PM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: manc

same exact question I had when I heard that sales were at record highs for black Friday.


23 posted on 11/26/2012 12:53:43 PM PST by jurroppi1
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To: manc
Who believes the numbers? It is all Pravda all the time now. I read something here over that weekend that sales were up 1.8% over last year but that year to year inflation was 2%——so by that measure sales were flat/off. And who believes that inflation in the last year was only 2%.
24 posted on 11/26/2012 1:08:22 PM PST by vis a vis
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To: manc

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.


25 posted on 11/26/2012 1:23:33 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Reality ruins everything.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


26 posted on 11/26/2012 1:31:21 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: jurroppi1

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


27 posted on 11/26/2012 2:28:15 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: petitfour

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.


28 posted on 11/26/2012 2:30:23 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: puppypusher

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.


29 posted on 11/26/2012 7:47:55 PM PST by Texas resident
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To: manc

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.


30 posted on 11/27/2012 6:46:15 AM PST by jurroppi1
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To: jurroppi1

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


31 posted on 11/27/2012 7:54:54 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


32 posted on 11/27/2012 8:51:48 AM PST by subterfuge (************ Believe Barry Obama's Propaganda At Your Own Peril **************)
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To: manc

This year we are all buying one gift each and playing the white elephant gift exchange game.


33 posted on 11/27/2012 9:01:26 AM PST by reformed_dem
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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.


34 posted on 11/27/2012 9:41:20 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

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.


35 posted on 11/27/2012 12:46:57 PM PST by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: Crusher138

a nice post thank you


36 posted on 11/27/2012 3:22:04 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

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”.


37 posted on 11/27/2012 6:09:23 PM PST by jurroppi1
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