Lets not start a political war in here. You have representation, you are taxed, your state's vote just wasn't effective in the grand scheme of things.
Pay-to-play is happening everywhere glover, and it will increase the "sport", it may impact the casual play, but the title is to grow the sport, not the casual player.
There is a distinction, and this is a question that is being ignored in my mind by many. Do you want to increase participation, or do you want to increase the sport? Though appearing to be similarly aligned, they truly are not.