High costs here will drive too many out
Do any of our local politicians have a clue about how difficult it is for the average person or family to make a comfortable life for themselves here in paradise? There was an article on MSN recently showing every states’ cost of living compared to everyone else’s. The article said Hawaii’s cost of living compared to the U.S. average is an astronomical 67.4 percent higher! Housing is 130.3 percent higher, utilities are 106.3 percent higher, groceries are 55 percent higher, etc. Our mayor attends these outof-state mayoral conventions and learns what other cities do and comes back and implements their revenue-raising ideas here. But maybe what works in Toledo isn’t such a good idea here. Keep on taxing and you’ll have no one left to ride the rail. Paradise no longer.
Tom Richardson Waikiki