But what exactly is the basis of such a tax (assuming there actually is a genuine one)?
That a state owns the earth's atmosphere above it and may thereby charge for right of passage for the satellite radio waves passing through from space to earth?
What nonsense ...
But then again if it made sense it wouldn't be politics I guess ... :icon_lame
That is another way of stating the question,
Which elected officials think they can get away with it and why? Or why has Directv not found these politicians and addressed the issue under the table long before now.
It seems governments can tax users; use the roads and your fuel will be taxed to pay for them. Do things we don't like (mariajuana users) or do things that cause public damage (smokers & drinkers) and they will tax you. Your income will be taxed to redistribute wealth to help those unable or unwilling to earn their own and protect the place, etc.
This one seems outside what has already been taxed. The only obvious reason seems to be that politicians see money and want it.
What did I not state that explains this?
Edited by joe diamond, 13 November 2009 - 10:15 AM.