Almost as if Microsoft won't offshore those jobs anyway.
It's easy for these companies. All they have to do is reregister in the country they prefer to do business in. Of course, that would make them vulnerable to the laws of that country, and the US wouldn't be obliged to put its still considerable weight behind these operations when things stop going according to their masters wishes.
If you are that unpatriotic Steve Balmer, get the eff out and stay out, you America-Hating Git. You'll *love* India. they get more rain than Seattle does, and more Sun in between than California. Best of both worlds really. Or there's China, where copies of your products have ten times the market penetration as the real thing. Your patents will be safe there for sure, and if they're not, well, at least you can take pride in that the copies are of Microsoft software and not the rubbishy Apple rubbish. Or there's Europe wher all things Microsoft are so very popular. Pity about the lawsuits, but you can't have everything. Perhaps Russia?
Yes, bugger off soonest and take sharepoint, passport and vista with you, gitface.