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To: annieokie

I wasn’t going to spend a dime this year because I’m going to have to pull the property taxes out of my ear. But, I did/will. One 20s kiddo will be needing new tires soon so told her to consider that a late Christmas present. The other needed some sweatshirts that, thankfully, Walgreens had for $1.50 (!) each. Christmas dinner was from food already on hand in the freezer and garden so no holiday spending there. There isn’t any money to blow. When the .7% numbers came out, we all hollered at the tv it wouldn’t have been that high without the guns sales. I’m sure that number isn’t taking inflation into consideration and I’m sure it’s been padded just like the unemployment figures.


17 posted on 12/26/2012 9:46:44 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: bgill

Yeah, we have four growns and they all get “practical” Christmas presents. Same with my 12 year old grandson (lives with us). This year he got the fees for CYO basketball as his gift. They are all cool with it that way.


18 posted on 12/26/2012 9:49:58 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: bgill
I think we will see many people scaling back their spending. Some out of necessity and like me out of stubbornness, as I am sick of the Christmas spending hype, and I plan on doing nothing to help the Obama economy in this coming year.

Don't even send cards out anymore either, don't want any that I just throw in the trash later.

This is not a BAH humbug attitude, it is reality of what has happened to the old fashioned Christmas. Now it seems it is only geared to how much can you spend, perpetrated by the Dept. Stores and the Media, as well as the Grandparents game of who bought the most expensive present.

I am not playing anymore.

19 posted on 12/26/2012 3:32:06 PM PST by annieokie
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