Thanks hellosailor, for reminding me. Yes, federal law says government
agencies, if they charge fees
, have render their services to the public "at cost". They avoid this with passports because the Passport Office (State Dept.) pays the Postal Service
something like 80 or 90 bucks per application to keep them afloat so that becomes a "cost" to the Passport Office. I'm sure there is a similar subterfuge with radio
station licenses. I think most of us pay those people a hell of lot of taxes
. I'm not surprised by the governments definition of "cost" since the average federal worker is paid double that of a similar private sector worker and they retire with a cost-of- living adjusted pensions.