The retailers only do it because we (the public) cannot abstain from rushing to their sites looking for bargains. If more of us would concern ourselves with family traditions rather than "keeping up with the Joneses", I am certain these retailers would not be opening their doors during holiday time.
If an agreement is not reached before August, I say pay Social Security, Armed Forces personnel, and Medicare, and withhold payment on the Congress and Senate members. Let's see how they like it! What's good for the goose............... ............
These types of comments and suggestions are the very reason we have the problems with the kids today. Some parents are affected by this type of nonsense and are afraid to impose discipline on their children. Abuse and discipline are two totally different things. A good **** is sometimes necessary.