Big Cable and Big Government Goes Hand and Foot

@gewcew23 (8011)
United States
July 11, 2008 8:38am CST
The big cable companies are right now lobbying state governments to increase taxation on the satellite companies. These taxes will be high than the taxes that the cable companies pay. Since the cable companies cannot compeat with the satellite companies they want to use their friend in government to level the playing field. Big cable is alot like big government, non-competitive. Instead of trying to compeat, just tax your opponent to death. Congress has a bill HR3679, called State Video Tax Fairness. It will prevent any state from charging higher taxes to satellite subscribers than cable subscribers.
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@BarBaraPrz (20778)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
11 Jul 08
Wah wah wah... we got competition and we don't like it... wah wah wah.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I'm certainly with you on this one. I have cable TV right now, in fact I recently switched my internet and phone service to cable so I'll have it all on one bill and it will actually save me about $40 per month for the three services but I've considered switching to satellite many times through the years and know many people who have it and love it. There are also lots of people in my region that live in the country where they can't get cable. The cable companies have been fighting against the satellite providers for years, making it expensive for satellite subscribers to get their local network channels for one thing and it's not right or one bit fair. I put "Big Cable" right up there - or should I say DOWN there - with the telecommunication companies who are getting immunity in the wiretapping "compromise". Annie