Senator Tisei makes many great points in this video about the new taxes and increased taxes. One that is really interesting is the satellite tv tax. Direct TV and Dish Network organized campaigns to fight this tax but it appears they were not successful. The new 5% tax will penalize all subscribers of satellite television but not cable television. Giving local communities the options to tax telephone polls, transformer boxes, etc. will over the cable subscribers. The only difference is one form of payment will go directly to the government and the other form of payment will go indirectly to the government.