This was your initial reaction to this new rule. We effectively close our borders to foreign vessels. There is no such thing as a foreign flagged US owned vessel. They are owned in a foreign country. If I buy stock in Lufthansa, as a US citizen, they should suddenly be subject to your fees? Rather nationalistic and completely uninformed. If you're trying to say that no US person can own anything overseas, without paying a vig to the US mob boss, you must oppose all international trade and competition. Makes me wonder if you even read the new rule, as it doesn't even touch your biased point of view in the first place.....Frankly I find this appears to be yet another way high net worth individuals can avoid the taxes that the rest of us pay.
But there are solutions. Foreign flagged US owned vessels could be assessed with fees whenever they enter US waters. If they don't want to pay.... stay away!
This proves the point. You are demonstrably wrong, other than a random anecdote perhaps, but believe in something like a cult or religious follower would. No facts, just faith.absolutely
I'll stick with the facts and take comfort that extremists on both sides are truly insignificant in our democracy. They just make a lot of noise.