Getting back to the original title, the whole problem with radio these days is too many operators trying to cheap it out. Something that would cause them to double the amount of money (and double the amount of hiring) they put into the product is a good thing. Since when is it good to keep local people sidelined for The Best of Limbaugh, The Best of Hannity, the Best of Rusty Humphries (?), the Best of Blanquita Cullum, and the Best of Infomercials?
But they'd need double the advertising revenue.
And Mr. Hackabee wasn't talking about what you are. He said the extra money would go for subsidizing the other stations (even if he didn't use the word, that's what he meant). It would be like a tax. And a lot of stations can't afford something like that.