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Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
The reason is relatively straightforward.
The people who voted for Obama, for the most part, have very little disposable income.
The vast majority of the people who did not vote for Obama have the greatest percentage of disposable income, and they correctly see that the future is going to be bleak until Obama is out of office, and so are conserving their wealth, or finding other ways of spending it.
Obama's policies are bankrupting the country, Obamacare has destroyed any job growth, and smart people understand that. The cost of health care forces companies to reduce their overhead, and employees, and the cycle continues.
By the way, this is not a partisan remark, as I detest both parties. It is merely a statement of fact. I don't believe in sugar-coating such a simple answer.
Originally posted by Happy1
The next thing that will happen (I hope) is that people will stop spending the ridiculous amount of money to get a 4 year college degree. On-line education, and starve the beast of the union college professors - who don't even bother teaching a class.
Originally posted by nomnom
reply to post by AwakeinNM
Retail Apocalypse: Why Are Major Retail Chains All Over America Collapsing?
Try reading... I dunno ... at least the title.
If the economy is improving, then why are many of the largest retail chains in America closing hundreds of stores?
Originally posted by DaTroof
reply to post by Agit8dChop
Question about your online shopping: What do you pay for shipping, or is that included in the checkout price?
Sure, saving a few bucks here and there is great, but if I need to pay extra for shipping, or ship from 3-4 different places when I could buy everything in one shopping excursion, which is really better?
Originally posted by coop039
But the can is open, I dont see how we will get the worms back in it.