In a word, no. This nothing more than a gigantic rip-off. Many of us are quite weary of the feds support of these immensely greedy corporations. It's way past time to reign them in. They're out of control and it's costing us all a fortune just so a few can get more damn money than anyone needs.
Man, you are either brain-washed by the "rethugs" or you work for big pharma. Everything is about money. Those greedy people don't give one hoot about you or me. All they care about is how much they can take.
I couldn't agree more but then again, with the exception of NPR, I quit listening to FM some time ago when the corporations were allowed to buy up all the stations and turn the programming into total dung. So now it's CDs, mp3s or NPR.