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November 11th, 2013 - 10:44 am

SCROOGED

I suppose this story dovetails nicely with my PJM column today:

American shoppers have a way of rallying when the holidays roll around. But years after the Great Recession, consumers’ budgets remain badly squeezed by flat wages, higher payroll taxes and a weak job market.

“It’s been a tough year for consumers overall,” said Target Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan. “They started the year with the payroll tax increase, and lower and middle-income consumers bore the brunt of that. They were already stressed. The economy has improved slowly over time, but it’s been a choppy recovery for sure.”

We’ve been Scrooged.

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"but it’s been a choppy recovery for sure."

You keep using that word, 'recovery'. I don't think it means what you think it means.

recovery - return to normal state: the return of something to a normal or improved state after a setback or loss

IOW, back to normal. Does this seem anything like 'back to normal'?
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