If you pay income taxes you pay for weather balloons, weather radars, weather satellities, as well as all the people who monitor and maintain these devises. Sen. Rick Santorum, the No. 3 Republican in the Senate leadership, has at least 14 commercial weather companies in his home state of Pennsylvania, including powerhouse AccuWeather. In April, Santorum introduced the National Weather Services Duties Act of 2005, which states that with the exception of the "preparation and issuance of severe weather forecasts and warnings designed for the protection of life and property of the general public," the National Weather Service must not provide any product or service "that is or could be provided by the private sector." What Accuweather wants is for you to have to pay them for weather information. Right now, you can get National Weather Service information free, just like Accuweather does. Accuweather wants you to have to pay them for the NWS information. Not exactly what I call 'free enterprise.'