If you want something to be ineffective, confusing and costly, ask the federal government
. Once again, a simple, effective solution will be circumvented and buried in inane and restrictive codes by bungling, incompetent bureaucrats who ultimately will get it wrong. If you are using Federal and State money
generated by taxpayers to pay for pumpout services available to boaters, why restrict it to recreational boaters only? If the end goal is to help the marine environment
, does it matter if a liveaboard
or a weekend warrior has access to pumpout facilities when your goal is a cleaner marine environment
? And, after using taxpayer money
to effect this end, they want to charge you again for a user fee for "management costs"-- it becomes another attempt to create a bureaucracy where none is needed. Historically, the purpose of taxpayer funding
for public projects has been for the betterment of the public good. Of course, the bureaucrats(to justify their jobs) must now define what is "public," and what is "good" . . . does anyone here know how to spell ethanol?