Drug makers were the biggest beneficiaries of the amnesty program, repatriating about $100 billion in foreign profits and paying only minimal taxes. But the companies did not create many jobs in return. Instead, since 2005 the American drug industry has laid off tens of thousands of workers in this country.
If you guessed that most of that money turned into corporate profits, you might be onto something.
Oh, and in addition, those drug companies are utilizing legal tax loopholes to shelter most of their foreign profits from taxation in America. But of course we shouldn't be considering universal healthcare, as that will stifle drug innovation.