Oh, I suppose there’s a bit of rough justice in John Kerry being shamed into paying a $500,000 tax on his new yacht — she’s quite yar, you know.
But there’s certainly no schadenfreude to be had, since even a half million dollars, one way or the other, isn’t going to make any difference in the Kerry-Heinz household(s).
So instead, let’s think about the middle class guy who has a little motorboat he takes out on the weekend, for fishing or maybe to teach his kids how to waterski. Maybe that guy is spending fewer weekends out on the water, because it’s a choice between paying his annual fees or filling the tank with gas.
Wouldn’t Massachusetts residents be better off with fewer fees and more fun?