Of course Mr. White didn't feel a thing regarding what the economy is doing because despite the economy going down DirecTV has strengthened over the last few years while cable companies have been bleeding customers. With that said when competitors are doing bad and your company is growing that means your doing something right and he should be rewarded for it. With DirecTV having the highest ARPU in the industry with that increasing yearly along with customer base increasing it proves customers will pay more for a quality product they can't get elsewhere. What's so hard about that to understand? You really think the best service out there should be the cheapest as well?