"arguing that the limp US economy has thrown cold water on the adult entertainment industry."
Congress must back sex! According to Larry, "Americans can do without cars and such", but it can't do without sex...and for an extra $5 billion US, he will help Americans do who ever, I mean what ever it takes to get people using porn. However, maybe, just maybe that the decline in sales is due to the free porn access on the net. Another article about it here
Publicity stunt, of course. And a fine one, in the American tradition.