Whatever the excuse you should check the Made in tag, and if it doesn't say Made in The USA try to find a product like it that is made in this country. I know that we all need to watch out money closely, but don't whine about the economy if your not willing to help fix it.
You should always want to buy products that are proudly made in this country. It should not even be a debate, I know that it can be hard to find products that are made in the USA, but they are out there and they are high quality products, and you will go all over the place shopping for prices, why not do the same to help your country.
This is not limited to one category either, please look for everything that you buy to have a Meade In The USA tag on it. The meaning of everything would include without limiting to food, tools, clothes, home repair goods, cars, sporting goods, all of it.
You know that I am probably one of the biggest purveyors of the buy American car attitude, it has gone from that to buy everything American, I don't even shop at Wal-Mart, I look where I have to to find American made products, only when I can't do I buy a product made out of this country.
If you resolve yourself to only buying American products, except when it is impossible, you will without a doubt be helping the companies that are in our country to survive, and to thrive. By doing this you will help them to hire more people, and to bring our economy back.
If you beyond this, and you just don't care then by all means take the easy way out, and be a Wal-Mart shopper for life. Don't even bother to do something as simple as look for the Made In The USA tag, don't look on the internet for the products, just don't help at all.
If you choose to go this route, don't be surprised when the company in this country that you work for has economic problems, and they decide to lay you off. Don't whine about it if you don't care enough to help with the problem, don't be a part of the problem, be a part of the solution.