In raw numbers? Perhaps, but we have to consider things like inflation and percentage of GDP.
Well, the cut they are talking about is a cut in raw numbers (of dollars allotted to NIH), so doing comparisons in row numbers is apples to apples comparison here. Btw, Reagan was an amateur compare to Obama when it comes to deficit spending. No one has spent money on a scale that even compares to Obama during peace time... not even close... It's really quite unbelievable how bad he is. He spent so much money in his 1st year, they literally ran out of people to whom they could give the money. They "stimulus" funding sitting unclaimed because they funded every wildest fantasy anyone could invent and apply for and still they had half a trillion (that's 500 billion or 500,000 million dollars) sitting unclaimed because no one could figure out what to spend it on.
Tax receipts during say WW2 were much higher, and so was spending.
Yes, spending was much higher during WW2.... on this big ticket item called WORLD WAR 2. You know... the big ticket item which could be cut after the war was over. Are you gonna cut spending on WW2 again now?
It's simple: if you want to operate in India, you must follow Indian law. If you are not willing to do that, your company will be fined, just as it did in Europe.
Sure..if we are talking about laws regarding your operations in India. Any attempt to impose extra-territorial legal restrictions is always very questionable. Generally, there has to be a compelling humanitarian reason for legislating extra-territorial behavior (like outlawing human trafficking or sex tourism to countries with under-age prostitution) or an attempt to stop international criminal behavior (like drug-trafficking or maybe... maybe tax dodging). Improper application of IP laws (like patent laws)? If that were ok, then, as a poster above mentioned, US would go after bank accounts of any company producing generic versions of US drugs before they became off-patent in the US. Unless, of course, they want to claim that this is 10% of Google's operations in India, but I doubt Google does $50 billion worth of business in India.