http://www.cnn.com/2008/BUSINESS/01/21/markets.plunge/index.html And the one's that DO spend, are probably going to hit Wal-Mart, K-Mart, and the other discount outlets to buy NON-US products ANYWAY. This is the biggest waste of $145 Billion dollars that we don't even have to BEGIN with. People, please buy American with this money. You weren't expecting to have it ANYWAY, so at least put it to the best use possible. That, or buy some gold and silver to hedge it against inflation. The roughest times look to be indeed still ahead of us.