I've been thinking alot lately about how we used to produce things in this country, and how difficult it is to find U.S. made products for our household, clothing, tools, automobiles and parts, appliances, and pretty much everything. I hope we can agree that to aid your local economy, your neighbors, your town, your community, you should buy products made locally, from local raw materials, using local labor. When it's not practical or possible, move outwards to the nearest area, geographically, keeping your business as close to your home as able. I am the pot calling the kettle black. Most of my clothes are foreign made, most tools, most everything. It's become too easy to buy on the cheap from Home Depot, Walmart, Best Buy, et al. I am going to try to buy Christmas and birthday gifts that are American made. I've been wanting to replace worn and mismatched tools, and will do so with American made tools. I don't expect it to be easy, but I'm going to make a conscious effort to buy American.