that is true, but it's really just superficial. imo, the bush economic stimulus is just a band-aid that will spike the economy briefly but isn't a long term solution because it's just a redistribution of wealth. when a buisnessman puts money in a bank it's loaned out to buisnesses, lay people for car loans/home loans, and invested in the economy. also, as an aside the money "saved" from outsoucing is actually closer to its real principle since it is not taxed from the government. example, buisnessman saves 200k on labor... his ss tax is already capped, and he must pay state, local, and fed taxes. on the other hand if it goes to workers, it gets ss taxed to the full 6%, along with other taxes, probably around 25%. whereas the capital gains of investing the 200k are capped at 18%. i remember a famous quote from warren buffet about him only paying 18% of his income in taxes and the majority of his employees were getting taxed 33%. the buisnessman will put 165k back into the economy whereas the employees will put about 138k back into the economy. this is not a major problem. if only the us would create policy to discourage outsourcing, control inflation, and encourage american made products we'de be much better off. and also consumer action. toyota and honda are more popular than gm vechicles. who's to blame for that? but the ceo of goldman sach's eats food everyday in the us, pays taxes in the us, puts his money in american fdic insured banks, invested with american sidc insured brokerages, buys his gasoline from mobil stations, employs american workers who do the same thing, owns property in american cities, uses utility service from american companies, gets cable from american suppliers, owns a dell computer, etc. etc. you are right that the guys in maine will spend more percentagewise on american goods than the ceo but at the same time he doesn't spend all of his cash, he probably invests most earned and spends the capital gains of his investments, which will be huge sums of money since he will have more than 100k/year to invest while the autoworkers would do good to invest 5k/year. unless we have a drastic shift into outsourcing i don't see it as a problem for capable, educated, productive workers. if you've been making 22/hr answering customer service calls for jc penny, then yeah, the gravy train is over. time to earn what your skills are worth.