Protectionism is almost always anticompetitive and anticonsummerist. The only thing that stands out regarding application of the Jones Act is that in this case, the Merchant Mariner as the supposedly protected entity is still bearing the brunt of malconceived maritime policy.
I’m becoming so disillusioned with our current administration. It’s really strange and for that matter, embarrassing to see what is happening; it’s hard to believe he, our Commander in Chief is going in this direction.
I am also involved in the trucking industry as an owner/operator (since I’ve been laid off from the offshore oil drilling industry) and I am seeing a similar “turning of his back” on those who dutifully and vociferously supported him.
First, the administrations that have done harm to the US Merchant Marine actually date all the way back to the 19th century and involve multiple political parties. Second, I have no sympathy for those who dutifully and vociferously supported him. But I do sympathize with your predicament.
Well the choice was him or Hillary. Based on her recent remarks in India, particularly:
“I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product,” Clinton said. “So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward. And his whole campaign, ‘Make America Great Again,’ was looking backwards.”
Speaks volumes of what she thinks of those in the other third of the gross domestic product. Trump was a wild card but I know the screwing we were gonna take if she got elected.