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    Obama, the grinch that stole Christmas?

    Many Americans are finding out that their insurance rates are going up. Unlike government most of us live on a budget and things like insurance and Christmas are in that budget. Seems to me that when a family learns that they will have to come up with a couple thousand dollars more next year for insurance they may very well take that out of their discretionary spending fund and that would be Christmas. Most retailers depend on the Christmas shopping season to get them into the black and if sales this year reflect the cost of obamacare a lot of them will be hurt, some fatally. A local company where I live is a good example. They have been suffering all through this Obama economy and just laid off 500 people. Rumor has it if they have a bad Christmas they will close their doors.

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    Re: Obama, the grinch that stole Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Many Americans are finding out that their insurance rates are going up. Unlike government most of us live on a budget and things like insurance and Christmas are in that budget. Seems to me that when a family learns that they will have to come up with a couple thousand dollars more next year for insurance they may very well take that out of their discretionary spending fund and that would be Christmas. Most retailers depend on the Christmas shopping season to get them into the black and if sales this year reflect the cost of obamacare a lot of them will be hurt, some fatally. A local company where I live is a good example. They have been suffering all through this Obama economy and just laid off 500 people. Rumor has it if they have a bad Christmas they will close their doors.

    What company was that and how much does their CEO make? Just wondering at what level are they suffering so badly.

    As for Christmas shopping the retailers shouldn't depend so much on one holiday and if you have too buy JR a football instead of a new tablet, forgive me for not crying my heart out for you. Christmas should not be so much about gifts and shopping as it should be as for family and friends.
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    Re: Obama, the grinch that stole Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Many Americans are finding out that their insurance rates are going up. Unlike government most of us live on a budget and things like insurance and Christmas are in that budget. Seems to me that when a family learns that they will have to come up with a couple thousand dollars more next year for insurance they may very well take that out of their discretionary spending fund and that would be Christmas. Most retailers depend on the Christmas shopping season to get them into the black and if sales this year reflect the cost of obamacare a lot of them will be hurt, some fatally. A local company where I live is a good example. They have been suffering all through this Obama economy and just laid off 500 people. Rumor has it if they have a bad Christmas they will close their doors.
    If it were only Xmas, it would hardly matter. But he has risked a depression.

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    Re: Obama, the grinch that stole Christmas?

    Potential impact after individual mandate deadline.
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    Re: Obama, the grinch that stole Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    What company was that and how much does their CEO make? Just wondering at what level are they suffering so badly.

    As for Christmas shopping the retailers shouldn't depend so much on one holiday and if you have too buy JR a football instead of a new tablet, forgive me for not crying my heart out for you. Christmas should not be so much about gifts and shopping as it should be as for family and friends.
    I agree with you in theory but facts are facts and the fact is retailers depend on Christmas to put them in the black. If obamacare ruins Christmas sales it will ruin many retailers. The comp I am referring to in the OP is Coldwater Creek, they are a catalog company that sells women's clothes.

    http://www.coldwatercreek.com/defaul...Fex7QgodPjcA1g

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    Re: Obama, the grinch that stole Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Potential impact after individual mandate deadline.
    People unlike government plan ahead, they budget for the coming year.

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    Re: Obama, the grinch that stole Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    People unlike government plan ahead, they budget for the coming year.
    Like they do for Christmas shopping? Come on. An incredible amount procrastinate. On top of that, enough Americans have little clue whether the new marketplace will be a benefit to them, or a potential harm.
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    Re: Obama, the grinch that stole Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Many Americans are finding out that their insurance rates are going up. Unlike government most of us live on a budget and things like insurance and Christmas are in that budget. Seems to me that when a family learns that they will have to come up with a couple thousand dollars more next year for insurance they may very well take that out of their discretionary spending fund and that would be Christmas. Most retailers depend on the Christmas shopping season to get them into the black and if sales this year reflect the cost of obamacare a lot of them will be hurt, some fatally. A local company where I live is a good example. They have been suffering all through this Obama economy and just laid off 500 people. Rumor has it if they have a bad Christmas they will close their doors.
    A lot of businesses rely on Christmas sales. I know that Obamacare is an easy excuse, but this business was probably one bad Christmas away from closing anyway.


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    Re: Obama, the grinch that stole Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    A lot of businesses rely on Christmas sales. I know that Obamacare is an easy excuse, but this business was probably one bad Christmas away from closing anyway.
    Yes it was and obamacare has virtually assured their demise.

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    Re: Obama, the grinch that stole Christmas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Like they do for Christmas shopping? Come on. An incredible amount procrastinate. On top of that, enough Americans have little clue whether the new marketplace will be a benefit to them, or a potential harm.
    It has been in the news constantly and I think people that will pay more for obamacare see the writing on the wall. That will be reflected in Christmas sales.

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