Hawaii Tribune Herald - - COMMENTARY -

So, in the blessed name of democ­racy, Pres­i­dent Trump is “re­pur­pos­ing as­sets,” in­clud­ing grenade launch­ers (!), bul­let-proof vests, riot gear, firearms and plenty of am­mu­ni­tion, for law en­force­ment to make sure they can stomp on us real good. (I re­spect good of­fi­cers … un­for­tu­nately, some of them tend to get car­ried away.)

All in the blessed name of help­ing “pro­tect public safety and re­duce crime.” What a crock.

Make Amer­ica Gr(Eat It) Again.

Don’t for­get to get ar­rested next time you’re ex­er­cis­ing your right to free speech. I’m dis­gusted. Wayne Knap­stad Vol­cano travel to Oahu to use it, we will have to pay to ride, so it’s dou­ble tax­a­tion.

Since Honolulu wants it fin­ished, they should pay for it.

As stated in the Tri­buneHer­ald, the outer is­lands con­trib­ute about 50 per­cent of the TAT col­lected. It is sim­ple math, then, that if 1 per­cent from all is needed to fin­ish the sys­tem, then a 2 per­cent in­crease from Honolulu alone should do the trick! Then, the tourists on Oahu would pay, and any loss of busi­ness rev­enues from the tax­ing of tourists would be con­fined to the area in which the sys­tem serves.

Also in the deal is that the outer is­lands would re­ceive a greater por­tion of the TAT in the fu­ture. So we are brib­ing the is­lands to vote for it, or they will not get an in­crease in funds.

Any of our rep­re­sen­ta­tives who vote for this will be re­mem­bered at the next elec­tion. James Lehner


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