This simple bar graph clearly demonstrates that the US can easily increase research funding27 Jan 2012
Some NIH R01 paylines are down to 10%. This means only 10% of grants are being funded. The plot below highlights that all we need is a tiny litte slice from Defense, Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security to bring that back up to 20%. The plot was taken from Alex Tarrabok’s great article in the Atlantic.
Update: The y-axis unit is billions of US dollars.