The port closures on the west coast are costing the US economy over one billion dollars per day. The ships that should now be back in Asia reloading more cargo are still sitting in the ports with all their original cargo still onboard. Furthermore, consumer spending is one of the most CRITICAL pieces of this economy that have yet been too badly beaten down. However, if there is nothing to spend money on, guess what's going to happen? Factory workers are getting laid off due to excess labor that is now sitting around dormant while nothing gets shipped. This is turning into a serious situation. Those ports are responsible for HALF of all imports into the United States. Forget Iraq -- we've got a seriously corrupting domestic agenda to get on top of.