The real problem with the economy here
factors have ruined the economy
1. revenge, other countries haven't forgotten the extremely unpopular bush war, and the, wholesale slaughter of the civilians there, predator, etc. I'm guessing they will do ( fair) business with us only as a last resort.
2. homeland security is a disaster for business, I just spent 2 weeks trying to get a copy of my brothers death certificate, no success, and tell me if you really want to take a flight to find out if they think you're wanted for something. they took flying away from us,
3. sucker born every day mentality of all businesses that use a contract
4. expendable consumer mentality
5. using phones and internet sites as a barrier to customer communication