It is a strawman argument that cable companies raised prices when programming costs haven't gone up.
Do you actually know what a straw man argument is? It's one that generally isn't true.
In this case, it is true that cable operators have raised rates for every and all service, whether tied to programming costs or not. When a DVR rental fee jumps six bucks months after a rate hike tied to programming costs for example. Or say when a cable company charges you six bucks just to pay your bill over the phone with a live human, eight months after they already socked you with a hike that was actually tied to programming.
Do you come here just to play the corporatist contrarian?