"Thank you GOP"? paulk needs to get his facts straight on the bipartisan roots of the sequester. Besides, the USCG budget was not whacked like the DoD budget as a result of the sequester, so you can't blame the fee on that.
Yes, despite what the Democrats want you to believe, the sequestor was a bi-partisan decision.
And yes, I do thank the GOP for trying to slow the massive amounts of red ink that Washington is using. And if user fees will help, I say go for it.