Modest discounts, fiscal cliff deter last-minute shoppers

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kusojiji wrote:

we have cut back all our spending including christmas spending 50-75% this year and will continue to limit discretionary spending as long as these temporary politicians of ours continue to drive the nation into the ground. sorry national retailers, seperating me from my hard earned dollars is dependant upon need and not want. Having a ton of presents under the tree Christmas morning is no longer important.

Dec 22, 2012 10:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
OhhhRight wrote:

So let me get this straight…retailers have to create their own stimulus by offering major discounts. But, but, but, I thought that a stimulus was supposed to RAISE taxes…so wouldn’t that mean that retailers have to RAISE prices???

Dec 22, 2012 12:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
thisbodega wrote:

we’re also hunkering down spending less each month with partisan politics and media propaganda emanating from all sides. we’ve recently decided to move out of a failed democrat party controlled state (california, where our entire family was borne and raised) to escape their unrelenting tax and spend mentality. we’re not alone in this migration.

Dec 22, 2012 12:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
nttim wrote:

After Solyndra, GM (7,000 dollar employee bonus’s) future Obama care taxes, excessive government spending etc. got to save money and not spend foolishly.

Dec 22, 2012 12:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
wilhelm wrote:

this ‘recession’ has been on-going for most of the last decade, and retail sales at the end of the year have been ‘below expectations’ every year for the last decade as well. the only change is the annual excuse that’s offered up as to why.

it’s called impoverishment, and now you can add to that the lack of credit to go further into debt. it’s a wonderful life.

Dec 22, 2012 1:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SavageNation wrote:

Let the Resident & Congress cut THEIR spending, and settle up with the Private Banksters at the Fed and the suckers who bought their debt.

Dec 22, 2012 1:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Fairness101 wrote:

If we go over the cliff, it will definitely spark budget measures in my budget starting 2013. The coffees at Starbuck’s will have to go, as well as the frequency of eating out, if at all. The thing is….my middle class income is not going up at all and won’t go up in the foreseeable future. Prices all around me as well as tax go up, so we all know what that means.

Dec 22, 2012 1:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
FVS wrote:

See, elections really do have consequences…

Dec 22, 2012 3:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Heretic2011 wrote:

My purchases have been limited to the bare necessities. Food, rent, and ammunition.

Dec 22, 2012 4:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
StopPorkBills wrote:

People paying for things within their budget…WHAT A NOVEL IDEA ! ! The government is laughing at that concept. Why don’t people pay for things the way government does it and not worrying about paying it back. $1.2 billion on free cell phones for people. Why not? Interviews with people getting 2, 3, 8 phones and selling them can be seen on youtube. The President is vacationing in Hawaii at taxpayer $4 MILLION cost right now according to a local Hawaiin newspaper. It’s only going to GET WORSE with a higher debt ceiling until someone pulls the purse string. If we don’t stop now, we will only get a bigger bill later – look at Greece.

Dec 22, 2012 4:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
miss_msry wrote:

Body surfing seems to be the new “Let them eat cake.”

Dec 22, 2012 5:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
miss_msry wrote:

Body surfing seems to be the new “Let them eat cake.”

Dec 22, 2012 5:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Vuenbelvue wrote:

The New Year could push milk prices to $7 a gallon.

“With Congress spending all its time trying to avert the fiscal cliff, a slew of other legislative matters are going unattended. One of them is the agriculture bill which, if not addressed, could lead to a doubling of the price of milk early next year.” small article attached.

Let you kids learn to drink coffee with powered cream
Happy Holidays.

Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DianeLHG wrote:

I try to make my tax refund be +/- $300. It looks like I’ll have to cut out about $200 per month to get through 2013 and beyond.

None of that extra money is going to help with the debt or the deficit, because congress just raises the ceiling instead of cutting spending. I wish I could live that way.

Dec 22, 2012 6:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MadCharles wrote:

welcome to Obamaville USA.

Dec 22, 2012 6:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kumba wrote:

Thank you Mr Boehner, as efficient as usual

Dec 22, 2012 7:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
bates148 wrote:

We all need to cut back our Christmas shopping and instead give our money to the U.S. Government. With the current debt per taxpayer at $142,674 we all need to start paying our fair share to Mr Obama and company.

Dec 22, 2012 7:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

The Keynesian economics party is coming to an end, and we all know that a recession is staring us in the face. Don’t blame the Democrats or Republicans, blame the Democrats AND Republicans.

Dec 22, 2012 10:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ncpg wrote:

The Mayans were wrong. The world ended when Obama got re-elected.

Dec 22, 2012 11:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SanPa wrote:

All this hubbub so the Republicans can have their wish … return to a weak federation of states. The reason China favors Republicanism is most clear.

Dec 22, 2012 11:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
massy wrote:

How about his answer: The Economy still Bites….and Taxes ARE going up ANYWAY! Thank you ObamaCare ( Not ONE Repbulican voted for it!) and NO ONE has any money to buy anything…so lets blame the Fiscal cliff or Sapce Aliens ANYBODY but Obama and Ried who have consistantly said one word NO! You guys wanted four more years of higher taxes and unemployment. You ain’t seen nothing yet! LOL! Merry Christmas…….

Dec 23, 2012 6:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
robadude32 wrote:

@SanPa. I thought our “fearless leader” was a genius and would save the day!!!!!! Ha ha that’s a really funny one. He is suppose to be Lincoln, FDR, Jefferson, and whatever the friggin media says he is!!! He couldn’t lead himself out of a paper bag.

Dec 23, 2012 8:05am EST  --  Report as abuse
Perv889966 wrote:

“Fiscal cliff” is a mis-characterization created by Fed chief Bernancke and used by the media as a scare tactic.

The Advent of Fiscal Responsibility is the correct term.

The U.S. government has played “kick the can down the street” for mny years there’s no more “can” to kick.

It’s time to pay the piper. Ugly? Uh huh. Painful? Oh yes.

Dec 23, 2012 2:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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