By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Stocks edged lower on Wall Street Monday after a surprisingly weak manufacturing report heightened concern that fiscal deadlock in Washington is already hurting the economy.
Add seven swans, six geese and five golden rings to the list of Christmas gifts that cost more than they did a year ago.
"The ISM numbers probably took a little air out of what was some hope for better news on where the economy is going," said Jim Dunigan, executive vice president at PNC Wealth Management in Philadelphia. "We're still in the camp that this gets resolved and we don't go over the cliff, but there's a lot of angst between now and then."
He noted the government's Consumer Price Index has risen just 2 percent in the 12 months before September.