In the 70s Americans chose the best product at the best price,it did not work out to well for the US auto makers and the impact is still realized today.
What we failed to do as a country is up the game and produce our own best products at the best price.
We find,support and justify that it is cheaper and faster to import everything from plastic spoons and now brains then it is to nuture our own.
We pay the price for it and in return we are in a position where there is little choice but to buy the cheapest product no matter what the cost,because we are bent on becoming a service economy.
Foreign automakers built plants in the south,Germany built the steel mills to supply them.
We build ramps in order to slide down them cheaper and faster.
What is the total cost factor to the hospital comparing a US worker verses a Canadian worker ?
How does a Canadian pay for the education required,be it a Masters or Bachelors degree?
Is it self funded or government subsidies?
The first question will give you the answer,and if one is really thinking about it they will understand why it was quickly changed back to the TN status.
Based on experience and what I personally read and hear,there are very few companies in this country that are importing brain power at the same salaries of the people that they are replacing.
The only reason for a corporation to exist is to make money for the shareholders,they are judged and compensated by their quarterly earnings,their long term interest in this country is irrelevant.
on a side note for those turning this into a political statement,the wheels of this were actually put into motion in 2015 under the previous administration,I would be surprised if the current president even knew this was going down to begin with.