Holiday sales numbers are disappointing the Political Class and the Merchant Class.
Pay no attention to the barkers who tell us everything is getting better.
The truth is all around us. There is another Truth many choose to ignore: There are enemies amongst us who want implosion and collapse. They revel in every bad data point. They guide Occupy Useful Idiots to block ports to impact economies for their political ideology - an ideology that is not like yours and mine.
Here is the Retail Sales story.