First things first, I got a C in Economics - so I am far from an expert.... With Hurricaine Katrina, how do you feel it will impact the US economy? My boss thinks it will be horrible for the economy and things will start going downhill. I guess I'm a little more hopeful that any hit the economy takes will not last long. I have heard of a few contractors in our area thinking of going down South for the winter to help rebuild. We get a lot of snow here and usually they have little work in the winter. I'm actually not too sure what to think of the impact that will have on our local economy. It was suggested to me that people from the South who are affected that didn't have jobs/job experience should be hired on to rebuild. That way they would earn money and job experience to go forward and rebuild their life. Interesting concept, but not sure of how that could work. Any thoughts?