I also believe we should encourage Americans to spend, in cash not credit, and invest in our local economy. It is unbelievable that California chose to outsource bridge building to China. The$400 million that was "saved" would have been very much appreciated by American workers who would surely have spent the money here. Wouldn't we even have gotten some money back as state income tax?
Just as a mother must care for herself in order to care for her child, America needs to have a strong foundation if she is to continue supporting the rest of the world.