The way I see it is if the government stole money like that, companies like SpaceX (owned by Billionaire Elon Musk) wouldn't be making the leaps in technology that they are now. We would be back to using telegraphs and smoke signals.
I drive a lot of people who work for Garelick and it seems that in the last 6 months most of them were here from India. They are very close mouthed about why they are here. It makes me wonder if an Indian company is going to buy them.