Retail sales look grim heading into b...

Retail sales look grim heading into back-to-school season

There are 5 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Aug 7, 2008, titled Retail sales look grim heading into back-to-school season. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The outlook for the back-to-school shopping season seemed grim Thursday, as U.S. retailers' July sales reports showed an increasing shift toward buying necessities at discounters and away from nonessentials ...

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Stuart, FL

#1 Aug 7, 2008
Spending less because there is less to spend shouldn't be surprising to anyone. The poor had nothing to spend to begin with while the middle class, who once had some discretionary spending opportunities, are finding the bulk of their paychecks is going towards necessities. Those who work two jobs find that time off, sleep and enjoying family activites are the goals, not buying "things". The wealthy and ultra wealthy are fairly insulated from economic trends.

We, as a society, have needed this long overdue wakeup call. We became spoiled and took so many of our blessings for granted. Now, maybe, we'll start paying closer attention to our families, our jobs and our finances. Hopefully, we'll learn a lesson here.
Bad Omen

Warrenton, VA

#3 Aug 7, 2008
Man bad things yet to come. I hope everyone will be comfortable living in a cardboard box under I-95.

Meanwhile while your living like an animal the politicians and leaders of this pile of elephant manure nation will be sat back laughing and having a great time with the taxpayers money that they looted and plundered from the national treasury.

Miami, FL

#4 Aug 7, 2008
I remember when being an American was something to be proud of! Boy....those days are over! And the once great USA is now turning into a third world toilet...pity.

Since: Jun 07

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#5 Aug 7, 2008
S S where is this story wrote:
August 6, 2008
Speaker Pelosi's Energy Embargo
Today marks the House Republicans' fourth day of protest over Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) refusal to deal with high gas prices and America's growing energy problem.
Politico reports that Pelosi is providing cover for vulnerable Democrats, allowing them to say one thing about energy, while knowing full well that she won't allow a vote on proposals to ease the current crisis.
Yesterday, Senior Vice President of FRC Action Connie Mackey and Vice President of Government Affairs Tom McClusky visited the House floor to watch democracy in action.
They reported back that it was inspiring to see so many members sacrifice time from their vacations to address issues important to the American people. Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) told onlookers how the protest began.
He said that a handful of Republicans approached C-SPAN about broadcasting after the normal session was closed but were informed that C-SPAN could not, by order of the Speaker's office. In the past, it's been routine to allow such speeches from the floor. President Bush, perhaps distracted by the Olympic Games, has refused to call a special order of Congress. As a result, the decision now lies with Speaker Pelosi.
I am just an average Joe, I think drilling is good. I think this lady is a b.i.tch she care nothing but herself. Time to put her down

Austin, TX

#6 Aug 7, 2008
It's really hard to find the great prices today. It's back to the times of clipping coupons and doing your homework. Use the new site to help.

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