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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 1 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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101Ways
Taylorsville, UT

Because of the last few years of deception by local governments that growth and the economy are improving I find that we are reading different economic indicators. Profit and servitude are being used to deceive themselves and the public that we are no longer in a recession. The fact is the recession has never ended, they just use different data to fool themselves.

To the workers and servants of government (all Citizens) there has not been any changes, and growth is fictitious. We spend more on welfare than all business in Utah pays its employees and the longer this cycle continues the more dangerous and vulnerable we become to dictators and supremest government leadership. We think of supremest living in hidden camps in the woods but they are actually sitting in the offices of our government buildings including the White House.

raybies
Layton, UT

Um. The next major holiday (skipping Veteran's Day) is Thanksgiving. Sigh. Poor Thanksgiving... never gets a shot.

Allen#1
West Valley, UT

Glad I live in West Valley City where ALL Trick or Treaters were very polite, said a cheerful "Happy Halloween" and then "Thank You" and there were NO candy wrappers littering our lawn, driveway, or sidewalks.

I am glad the government has compassion for the less fortunate and wonder what some people clasify as "welfare".

Is welfare the assistance provided to the homeless and less fortunate or does it also include the huge salaries of professional athletes and CEO's of large corporations?

tom_e
Kaysville, UT

Hopefully most of us have already done our Christmas shopping online with sales during the summer. This way the stores do not need to go to the trouble of hiring extra people during the holidays.

pennyaline
Herriman, Utah

What nonsense. Christmas items have been in most of the local stores since September. Nipping at Halloween's heels, my foot!

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

To you know who: Paranoid!

What about?
Plainfield, IL

I just want the Christmas music to start!

DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

I hate the holidays. They've become so commercialized that society has lost focus of the real reasons they exist... for spending time with loved ones and celebrating all the good things in life. Retailers have given us the joy of Hallothanksmasnewtines, the holiday that stretches from October to February. That's practically half the year where we have to put up with retailers forcing themselves on us. Throw in St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Cinco De Mayo and the 4th of July and they can almost string us along for the whole year.

Do other people not get sick of it all?

Lonster
Sandy, UT

pennyaline: September??? Where have you been? My local Lowes (and, not to be outdone, other stores) has Christmas stuff up in late August! I express my disgust to them, but they just laugh and say, "Corporate makes us do it."

A few years ago I went into Lowes in mid-August when the temperature was 95 degrees outside and I needed a new swamp cooler motor. Not being able to locate the cooler items, I asked a store clerk where everything was and he replied, "Oh, we put the cooler stuff away for the season --- we have some good deals on snowblowers, though." And he was serious! Postscript: he told me to go to Home Depot to find a motor, I did, and kept cool for the next month or two.

I hate this hurry hurry hurry to the next big holiday when we haven't even gotten to the two before it yet (are those Valentines I see at Hallmark?).

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

What's with using "Winter Holiday" in the headline.

The season is called "Christmas" except by the loony far left who seek to wipe out any vestiges of religion anywhere.

I could understand this in the City Weekly or the Tribune, but I hope the political correctness disease has not infected the staff of the Deseret News. Pity the poor PC people who wrote this if they find out they work for a paper that is actually connected to, gasp!, a CHURCH!

libertarian
Cedar City, UT

I figure that after July 4th mext year the Christmas stuff will be on the shelf again. . .

Allen#1
West Valley, UT

Please: Do NOT shop online. Support our local brick and mortar stores that pay wages and taxes locally.

It is bad enough to have most things "Made in China" but we can choose to buy from local retailers.

Merry Christmas. When will Christmas music start being played on the radio now that advertising Holiday Season gifts has begun?

I suspect that KUFR 91.7 FM will be the only radio station to play sacred Christmas carols. Local school children can't sing Christmas songs and I get tired of Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, White Christmas, etc. but no songs or hymns that mention Christ.

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