Record Poverty,Highest Unemployment in Years yet the people Shop till they Drop...

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    Man,what a country. The Media is now cheerleading and celebrating the fact more Americans are shopping for the Holidays this year. My question is...How can this be? More Americans are living in Poverty than ever before and Unemployment is the highest it has been in many years. More Americans are also now receiving Food Stamps than ever before yet they're all out shopping? Something is definitely wrong with this picture. Is the Media telling us the truth or are they just Bullshitting us again? How can so many Americans be suffering and shopping at the same time? The numbers just don't seem to be adding up. And is 'Shop till you Drop' really the right message to be sending Americans at this point? Just something i've been wondering about. All this suffering yet the people still shop till they drop? Hmm? :confused:
     
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    1 out of 7 Americans is on Food Stamps yet they're all shopping like crazy? I guess you just have to accept the fact that you're always going to be lied to by the Politicians & Media.
     
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    Oh goody.

    What they should do is stop living..and save save save.

    That will boost the economy for sure!
     
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    Saving money? Hmm? Now there's an idea.
     
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    Americans are the most generous people on the planet.
     
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    Anyone see this?

    D.C. had some unruly shoppers as well. Have you ever paid $175-280 for a pair of sneakers? Some "waited outside" for 24 hours. What is wrong with these people?
     
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    For a lot of bozos spending such sums on sneakers must bring them needed hood cred or something.

    Same mentality IMO of spending a few grand on cool rims for a piece of crap car.
     
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    It's mainly suburban "wiggers" trying to act ghetto :cool:
     
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    People are programmedby generations worth of Christmas marketing.
    Christmas is the spending season.
    You are not a real christian unelss you overspend on Christmas :rolleyes:
    Many of these unemployed still have credit cards.
     
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    I agree uscitizen. But overspending is one thing. These people were breaking windows and fighting just to buy the sneakers. And I have a feeling they were buying for themselves, not someone else.

    The point of the OP was that this country is supposed to be hurting. These folks don't seem too concerned about it.
     

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