There's no Country Reciprocity Schedule between India and the US. That's why it's so expensive. It costs $73 for a visa to India from US. Below is a link for fees for other countries.
You're also probably dismissing the fact that many Indians probably end up overstaying their visa and becoming illegal aliens - but, of course, that doesn't bother you one bit as long as you can get your newspaper at the stop light.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
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