What Happened to the "Bush Economy" meme?

So how was the Holiday shopping Season?

Holiday spending up almost 9%*
Planned holiday spending up almost 20%*
Amazon Ships 108 Million Holiday Packages
Holiday spending has retailers seeing green
Friday was Walmart’s biggest Day in History*

But then there is always Al-Reuters:

Americans to cut holiday spending, mall trips-poll

Those idiots.

And of Course CNN has it “Too Close To Call.” Apparently they are waiting for returns from Florida

Photo finish in 2005 shopping race

And it keeps going…

Holiday shopping not over
Shopping rush continues
Holiday shopping: Round two

And the gift that keeps on giving is pushing sales higher:

Holiday shopping, Round 2: Gift cards multiply

So what is everyone buying?

MasterCard: Holiday Jewelry Spending Down 4.6%
iPods dominate Amazon.com’s electronics section

Earrings or a iPod Video? No contest!

I blame George Bush for this economy!

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* Gift Card sales do not count until they are redeemed. This was the biggest gift card year in history so the true number is higher.

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