As a real estate agent in Grand Rapids, I get the question often, "When will real estate values go back up? My answer, always, is: ". It ain't rocket science, baby. When Americans have JOBS." If Americans don't have jobs, they can't buy houses ... or cars, or clothing, or food, for that matter. Simple. Until we as consumers show manufacturers through our buying power that we are committed to ONLY buying products that put Americans to work, our economy will continue to founder. If you are wondering what companies are making products that are made or assembled in the U.S., search for them on http://www.create-american-jobs.com. I ordered a bumper sticker from there myself and I'm going to put it on my car! We must make ALL Americans aware that "buying American" is now more important than ever. Whether you are Democrat, Republican, Independent, union or non-union, liberal or conservative, creating jobs in America is good for ALL Americans.