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'Possible solution', 'not enough' or bunch of bull$$$??

 
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Here's what I mean:
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/dowjones/20040302/bs_dowjones/200403021724001070
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I'd place money on this never becoming a law. Even if it does, I'd double down that corporates find a loophole. Legislation rarely works in situations like this.
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Unfortunatelly, I agree with you.
But the question is, do they (the government) really want to help us (the middle-class), or they just blowing wind showing some activities and agressiveness in that area? I mean, none of us is safe anymore. Out of my last 3 projects, 2 were shipped out to India. But the unusual part was, not only developer's position've been moved, but BAs, back-end team, DBA group and even Enterprise Architect group!! The only people that were left behind were top-tier management and a couple of business people(also top management) to monitor the progress. Even though both projects were returned back home within 4-6 months span due to the horrible design and lack of even basic business rules, new people were not hired here in NYC; instead organizations retooled, looked back at their mistakes and shipped it right back...
So the question remains: do they even want to stop this trend or is that just usual BS?
Thanks,
--Alex Ayzin
[ March 03, 2004: Message edited by: Alex Ayzin ]
 
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Originally posted by Alex Ayzin:
Unfortunatelly, I agree with you.
But the question is, do they (the government) really want to help us (the middle-class), or they just blowing wind showing some activities and agressiveness in that area? I mean, none of us is safe anymore.


I think this is just grandstanding. I also think they only downside to this is it's waste. Even if they could create and enforce protectionist policies, I wouldn't want them to. That would hurt us more. But then that's a more general discussion on outsourcing to be found in just about every other thread.
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Originally posted by Mark Herschberg:

I also think they only downside to this is it's waste.


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Even if they could create and enforce protectionist policies, I wouldn't want them to. That would hurt us more.


Can you explain why?
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By waste, I mean it's silly grandstanding for something that will have no impact. They spent their time and resources drafting legislation just to get publicity from it. I doubt they expect it to pass.
As for my comments about protectionist policies, that's an issue of ecnomic policy and outsourcing and we have enough threads on the topic already. Search the forum under my name/user ID and some keywords like protectionist or tariff.
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The bill's sponsor belongs to the Socialist party and it's an election year.
'nuf said.
 
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