If our president really wanted to jump start the economy, he would tell his adoring crowds to buy American. I think that's how we got into this economic mess in the first place. I don't like the idea of my grandchildren buying some one a honda (cash for clunkers). If the bamster encouraged the country to buy American t-shirts, tennis shoes, cars, canopeners etc, etc, there could be an awakening of our manufacturing base. I don't think our country can survive if we don't make our own tools for survival. Our previous president could have done the same thing. obama (with his rock star status) could probably have more of an effect on our younger people. Thanks forum for letting me spiel.