Why is Wal-Mart worried? Payroll tax could cut consumer spending. (+video)

Recent reports forecast lower spending for this year, anticipating that the restored payroll tax will impact consumers' wallets, especially low-income earners. Wal-Mart is adjusting its strategy.

Retailers are preparing for a triple whammy as the restoration of the payroll tax, surging gas prices, and stagnant employment and wages take a bite out of consumers’ disposable income, leaving them with less cash to spend on clothing, groceries, and eating out.

As a result, more than three years after the recession officially ended, American consumers might be preparing to downshift again >>> with low-income consumers hit the hardest.

CSMonitor

The recession ended? 3 Years ago?? What universe do these clowns live in?