Home Depot's supply chain going to take a big hit with the west coast port shutdown. They only carry China made tools which are junk. I noticed my local Agway store had many quality USA made tools alongside the cheap Asian stuff. Why can't HD offer consumers a choice of better quality tools or the cheaper tools?. I for one would be willing to pay a little more for a tool that gets the job done and will last a lifetime.
If you are correct, expect to see Elizabeth Warren emerge as a potent contender in 2016. A smart left leaning President would make a good counterpoint to the right leaning Republican Congress. She predicted this would happen with the latest budget bill.