A fact the media has all but IGNORED is that 2012 was the worst shopping season since....wait for it.....2008. Gee, what did those two shopping seasons have in common....
How about depressed shoppers knowing they face 4 more years of an anti-capitalist occupying the White House?
I’m so discouraged that Americans are so freaking stupid. The public waits for information to be spoon fed from the lap dog media. In many cases, members of the public are aware the media is biased, but ignores that fact.
So, the Christmas shopping season was dismal, and there will be consequences, (layoffs). The media will spin it such that it’s presented as Bush’s fault, and the public will happily buy in.
This is so incredible, I wouldn’t believe it if I weren’t living it, witnessing first hand.
posted on 12/31/2012 6:55:07 AM PST
(Behold, the power of government cheese.)
Think back to Thanksgiving weekend. All I remember hearing was how holiday shopping was smashing records. I knew it was B.S. and I was waiting for the inevitable "revision" of the statistics. Just like everytime in the last 4 years the MSM reported an "improvement" in the unemployment rate, there is always a correction quietly reported in the back of the business pages.
As Rush always says, if we were in a real recovery, we wouldn't need to be told we were in a recovery.
posted on 12/31/2012 7:02:30 AM PST
What is so amusing to me (in a way) was that I saw several news clips during the Christmas shopping season. All of them were saying, “Sales are good” and yet the mall behind them was only sprinkled with shoppers. I said then... this season is going to be a financial bust for retailers.
Just to throw this out there:
Came back from a Dick's Sporting Goods store in Danbury CT, just a 5 minute ride from Newtown CT. All the rifles and shotguns are out of sight, but now they have a limit on .22 rimfire ammo. I asked the clerk why, he said (and I quote) , "We can't stock it fast enough, same thing happened last election." .
I thought that was telling, the bluest part of the people's republic of CT, not 10 minutes away from where the Dear Reader spoke in Newtown and they can't keep ammo on the shelves.
So there's one sector of the economy having a banner holiday season.
A fact the media has all but IGNORED is that 2012 was the worst shopping season since....wait for it.....2008. Gee, what did those two shopping seasons have in common
And yet we heard that after Black Friday, the whole deal had broken records.....on the plus side. I guess this is another "unexpected" turn of events.
posted on 12/31/2012 12:07:00 PM PST
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