The worldwide collection of phone calls, emails, and text messages is all about taxes – NOT terrorism. Despite this power, these surveillance methods have failed to prevent even one terrorist act. There was the case of the Boston Bombers, two kids using cell phones, who they failed to catch. Then there was the case when two guys dressed up as women and attacked the NSA itself. They didn’t know about that. Then Charlie Hebdo, that too was a surprise. Now we have an all-out assault on civilians in Paris carried out by three suicide squads, and again, they were clueless. This surveillance does not work because they are only monitoring the people for taxes. Otherwise, they would not be storing everything forever.