Originally Posted by ttaylor0024
I guarantee you that if you get one of the 10% of Americans a job right now, they would not complain. I also think that the person that wrote that article did not do very much research. The main reason the US outsources is because of costs. If you can get away with paying someone $1 per hour instead of $7.25 or whatever minimum wage is, you would save billions of dollars per year.
Yes, it's cheaper, but also, would you rather take a programmer from India who knows what he's doing and won't complain or an American who graduated from a "no child left behind" system where parents get teachers fired if they use red pens to mark their precious babies' papers?
For that matter, why hire an American when you can hire, say, someone from Hong Kong or Singapore? About the same pay, but you are likely to get a much better qualified, more disciplined and just plain superior worker.