The power to TAX- is the power to destroy-
In 2004, Florida
ranked as the top state for boat registrations with over
946,000 boats registered. The recreational boating
industry is a substantial contributor to the nation’s economy with expenditures on recreational marine
products and services of over $37 billion in 2005 alone. In addition, the Florida
Legislature recently determined that the annual economic impact of boating
on the state of Florida was $14 billion.
Purpose of this post is to support the general premise- that the sweat, strain, bruises, and hard earned money
that BOATIN demands….. deserves protection.
That any politician who grabs for the brass of a cruising vessel is eating the seed corn and is betraying his office and his country’s best interest.
That like the Interstate Highways—Vessels should be able to access ports
without burdensome costs—
………………..The Greeks discovered 3,000 years ago, as a matter of philosophy—Guests are Welcome.
Challenge to the OZ Cruising Community—Discover the name of the bureaucrat who proposed the tax on vessels-Publish the name and agency name on this forum—or in the local newspaper, letters to the editor.