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Press poll: Spend more? Bah, humbug!

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Posted: Friday, December 7, 2012 9:51 am

Those feeling the post-recession squeeze are holding firm on their holiday spending.

According to the most recent poll on, half the respondents — 526 — say they'll spend less this holiday season than they did during last year's. Another 19 percent, 197 voters, say they'll spend about the same, while 31 percent, 318 voters, are feeling very merry indeed: They say they plan to spend more.

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  • idahoguy posted at 8:31 pm on Fri, Dec 7, 2012.

    idahoguy Posts: 932

    We buy supplies nor junk.

  • JoeIdaho posted at 5:38 pm on Fri, Dec 7, 2012.

    JoeIdaho Posts: 2841

    Conservatives give overwhelmingly to charities, Liberals do NOT. They just MOUTH how much they "care".
    Of course spending is down, and will be for the next four years, IF we make it that far.

  • CaiusCosades posted at 3:11 pm on Fri, Dec 7, 2012.

    CaiusCosades Posts: 380

    If I donated to every sad case CDA press has posted on here the last month, I'd need an article about my family going without this christmas!

  • idahoguy posted at 1:54 pm on Fri, Dec 7, 2012.

    idahoguy Posts: 932

    We do not drink the Retailers Cool Aid.

    We do not go around spending money (cash only for us) just to purge some guilt retailers conspire to place upon us either.

    Now do not get me wrong we can afford to but elect to be set free to enjoy the snow and winter season and the birth of Jesus. That does not require spending money on stuff to do that nor is it scriptural to go into any form of debt either.

  • DeNiles posted at 11:07 am on Fri, Dec 7, 2012.

    DeNiles Posts: 2450

    What an insulting insinuation! "Bah Humbug", as though people have money to burn and like 'Scrooge' scorn the holiday and cheaply treat others. Not everyone is like Hagadone!

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