The Economy keeps collapsing. Obama must resign. Further confirmation that we are not in any kind of Economic Recovery is the reality of Retail Sales for the chief sales period of the year, December. RETAIL SALES -- Retail trade sales are way DOWN from August 2008 and way below last year. Economic Calendar: Financial Calendars - Yahoo! Finance DEC 2009 0.3% NOV 2009 +1.3% OCT 2009 +1.1% SEP 2009 2.3 % AUG 2009 0.2% JUL 2009 0.1 JUN 2009 +0.8 % MAY 2009 +0.5% APR 2009 0.4% MAR 2009 1.3% FEB 2009 +0.3% JAN 2009 + 1.0% DEC 2008 2.7% NOV 2008 2.1% OCT 2008 2.9% SEP 2008 1.3% AUG 2008 0.4% The collapse that is happening in the economy is plain to see regardless of all of the lies spread by this corrupt administration claiming that things are improving. If they are improving, ask them to show you the data. There are no data supporting their maliciously misleading claims. I laugh when various newly improvised sources claim that the Christmas season had a strong return to sales. Sure, I am certain that if you compare it to worst case scenarios it was an improvement, but the fact remains that actual sales in December fell. That's the facts.