Exportation of Jobs and Tech 101
I have a suggestion for the problems relating to USA companies exporting jobs and technologies to other countries.
When I looked at the problem, many companies, like AT&T, argue they are not exporting jobs, that they have hired a consulting company and that company "may" have hired employees ... or an external consulting concern that is employing non-USA citizens. This is clearly a "wink and a nod" distancing of, and from, accepting responcibility for being part of the problem, and not part of the solution.
The companies employing external companies and non-citizens, are not paying taxes they'd HAVE to pay if those "employees were USA citizens. Non-citizens are deriving a vast social and economic benefit from the hiring company, as the hiring company is shifting their tax responcibilities to a declining USA employed base. This is NOT good Economics.
My suggestion is this: Order every USA company to declare their "off-shore headcount" and order them to pay the taxes ... SSI, FUTA, Federal, State, and local ... etc ... just as they'd have to pay, if they were employing USA citizens. The benefit with this suggestion .. is that many jobs may be repatraited to the USA. Also, non-USA citizens will, and should have NO claim, to taxes paid therein to the USA, until such time as they become tax paying residents, and/or citizens of the USA.