After careful consideration we think she might have something here. Nikita? N'awwwww, aliens don't tax and assess poor aliens the same fee as rich aliens or dead people. They tax according to the value of that space ship. And they don't devise means of grabbing the cash to sock it to us now and every year going forward.
Maybe a light beam came down and zapped them all.
Betty Anderson keeps saying it is the "voodoo dust." Perhaps that's all it is.