Certain people in Congress have been studying history. The government has a vested interest in keeping the citizens distracted. They are in partnership with the Entertainment industry both to pacify the populace and to liberate some of the disposable income that might otherwise be locked up in savings.
Because of that, I find the scenario in the article to be very far fetched. Unless people really have a lot more disposable income to spend (inflation), the goverment will work to keep entertainment at least affordable.