Originally Posted by Rip
Every dollar spent ends back up in the US, no matter which country it goes to. It is all eventually re-invested in the US, as it ultimately has no value anywhere else otherwise.
hmmm.. I'm not sure this is an entirely accurate statement, but I think the underlying point is good. Money does no good in a big stagnent pile. You have to spend/invest it elsewhere to keep the economy flowing working. It's the oil in the engine per say.