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  1. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    28 Nov '12 00:10
    http://news.msn.com/us/us-consumer-confidence-at-highest-in-4-1-2-years

    The "doom and gloom" crowd here seems to be a shrinking minority.
  2. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    28 Nov '12 00:49
    Retail sales were up significantly over the "Black Friday" weekend as compared to last year:

    Total spending over the four-day weekend reached a record $59.1 billion, a 13% increase from $52.4 billion last year, according to the NRF.

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/25/pf/black-friday-sales/


    Guess all those nonproductive voters were out spending their welfare and unemployment checks big time.
  3. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    28 Nov '12 02:46
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Retail sales were up significantly over the "Black Friday" weekend as compared to last year:

    Total spending over the four-day weekend reached a record $59.1 billion, a 13% increase from $52.4 billion last year, according to the NRF.

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/25/pf/black-friday-sales/


    Guess all those nonproductive voters were out spending their welfare and unemployment checks big time.
    While I hope this trend continues (I have no interest in seeing a weak economy), I would like to see good job numbers be sustained for a few more months before I declare the tough economy over.
  4. Standard member sasquatch672
    Don't Like It Leave
    28 Nov '12 04:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Retail sales were up significantly over the "Black Friday" weekend as compared to last year:

    Total spending over the four-day weekend reached a record $59.1 billion, a 13% increase from $52.4 billion last year, according to the NRF.

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/25/pf/black-friday-sales/


    Guess all those nonproductive voters were out spending their welfare and unemployment checks big time.
    I promise you, I have an objective yardstick for performance. If Obama leads America - truly leads - and puts America on the right path, which I define as "sustainable", I'll praise him to the skies. I'll be his biggest cheerleader.

    EDIT: By the way, I thought Clinton was brilliant. He was a backroom dealer. He charmed. I was furious with the Republican House.
  5. 28 Nov '12 13:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sh76
    While I hope this trend continues (I have no interest in seeing a weak economy), I would like to see good job numbers be sustained for a few more months before I declare the tough economy over.
    As you know, job growth is seriously lagging in this recovery (for a couple of reasons), and the deficit/debt reduction stuff is not going to help. If we do avoid going off the fiscal cliff, I hope for the sake of job grownth that whatever the plan is that the spending cuts in the plan are on the backend toward the end of the 10-yr term.
  6. 28 Nov '12 13:49
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    http://news.msn.com/us/us-consumer-confidence-at-highest-in-4-1-2-years

    The "doom and gloom" crowd here seems to be a shrinking minority.
    This will continue also. It is going to be really good -- improvement and growth over the next four years, no matter how obstructionist the Republican party of No.