Walk down the mile long aisles at any Super Walmart.. Pick up 5, 10, 20 items.. Maybe one from each of the departments.. Where is the product made???? WHat percentage is manufactured in the US,, how about China??? The talk today was about Social Security, funding it,, regulating, revisiting the formulas for distribution, etc... Folks, forgettaboutit!@!@@@!!!! America is F'n BROKE.. This country dosn' have a pot to piss in,((that is made in this country.)) We are borrowing money from the same son of a bitches that are supplying the bullets that kill our kids in Iraq.... Go figure. Walk buy the local elementary school's parking lots for staff. Count the numbers of Dodge, Chevys and Fords, , then count the Hondas, Nissans, etc... Which country made the car your kid's school principal drives??? OF the foreign made cars you see on the road, especially the Kias,,, how many of them have Amercian Flags on the rear windows, or SUPPORT OUR TROOPS sticker stuck on the back????? How can we be supporting our troops when we are not fighting at home to keep the civilian jobs of our men and women serving in the military from being stolen, or shipped to foreign shores while they are away fighting for us???? ANOTHER JOKE.. LET THE CHINESE MAKE MORE CLOTHES FOR THE US MARKET....... WE WILL LOSE GARMENT WORKERS BUT GAIN TRUCKERS AND LONG SHOREMAN!!!! TODAY's News 12/13/04 Tell that to the immigrant, or long time resident who works in a US textile plant in Ohio, or North Carolina. Lot of good it will do them. Why it matters where a pair of blue jeans is made.. F' the sewing... sure.. There is one person who's skillset may be limited, but has that skill that needs that job of assembling a pair of jeans.. Then you have the inspector who makes sure that the pair is done correctly,,, then you have the stock clerk who gathers the garments and brings to the warehouse person who loads up the bins full of blue jeans.. Must have at least one person shipping the goods out, and maybe one person sweeping the floors,,, and how about the sewing machines and computerized laser cutting machines?? Must be some technicans on duty to service that stuff..... How about the sales staff?? The accountants, and payroll people??? How about the healthcare benefits they receive from their employer??? Seams to me,, no pun intended,, that it takes many people to make a pair of jeans in the US.. We are not losing just one job and gaining two,, we are losing probably 20 per plant, per company, per town, per state..... Why?? SO the likes of Filenes, or Walmart can squeeze another buck or two from an imported garment for profits while killing off another American mill town??? I doubt many Americans care... Actions speak louder than words.. The proof is in the results we see occuring every day.. And every day America's future is getting more dim... And will continue down this dark path until the Chinese buy up ALL of the IBM's left in America, and then there will be no America.. My guess, we have less than 30 years left as Americans. Please America's people, proove me very wrong.