So I get a flyer from Dish that, on it's cover, looks like more junk advertising. But instead of tossing it unopened as I usually do, for some reason I opened it only to discover it's an official notice that rates are increasing another $5 per month. Again. They just raised rates $5 a few months ago. What a joke. Dish just got a huge tax break from the federal government. Based on my armchair review of the financial statements, Dish should be reducing our billings by 15-28%. Talk about getting screwed.
By the way, on a more serious note, (most) corporate taxes are on profits, not gross receipts, and the profit levels I see for Dish (just googling around) are in the 5-10% range. So just doing a back of the envelope calculation, the change in the fed tax rate might have had a 1%ish effect on Dish prices, which could have easily disappeared into the increases that content providers keep requesting.