didn't see much about it in the US press. The Tribune Thursday, July 17, 2003, Chandigarh, India, Editorial Page â?¦On the other hand, anti-outsourcing lobby says that the US wages are high, no doubt, but a large part is deducted as tax. Without taxes, an employee may cost 40 per cent less to a firm. Recently, back home in India, there was a case of a Noida-based call centre employee, Asif Azim, stealing the credit card number of Barbara Campa, a US citizen, and making off with $ 575 worth of purchase from a Sony portal. He was later arrested and convicted. Personal data remains at constant risk and the lobby swears that so does the security of the country with vital information being passed on in alien land. A lot of anti-outsourcing Websites like www.washtech.org/wt, www.h1bvisasucks.com, www.hireamericancitizens.org and www.nomoreh1b.com are registering daily hits. Nearly a month ago, when Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Arun Jaitley, during his US visit, met Mr Robert Zoellick, the US Trade Representative (USTR), he was told that the US federal government considered Bills banning outsourcing â??bad policyâ? and not only â??opposes it but is trying to resist it.â? Right now, the USA is caught between the devil and the deep sea and the sense of urgency is palpable. Its image of being a â??coloured capitalist countryâ?? is at risk. Uncle Sam should not act in a hurry. It should come out with a more viable solution to arrest plummeting profits, layoffs and the shooting unemployment graph. Else, it could be a classic case of hurry spoiling curry.