We’re not saving anything. Let’s take a look at the republicans beloved Wal*Mart that imports goods from overseas. Wal*Mart has taken away our jobs that were once held here in the United States. The loss of jobs causes a demand for social services, i.e. welfare, food stamps, etc.
It’s not unusual for those that receive social services to go to Wal*Mart to spend it. They sell to those that still have a job and get the welfare money on the back end. Wal*Mart can't lose. In effect we pay twice at Wal*Mart, once at the register once and again with our tax money for social programs that Wal*Mart caused to begin with. They got us coming and going. They can't lose.
Let’s look at it algebraically. Let "A" be an American made shirt retailing for $30.00. Let B is the same shirt outsourced overseas for $15.00.
A = $30.00
B = $15.00+ the cost of social services that Wal*Mart helps cause. = $30.00 or more!
There is no savings to be had at Wal*Mart