State, lo­cal taxes add to high cost of liv­ing

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - VIEWS & VOICES -

I was dis­ap­pointed with our con­gres­sional del­e­ga­tion for crit­i­ciz­ing the GOP tax re­form bill.

If there’s any crit­i­cism con­cern­ing taxes, it should come from Hawaii’s tax­pay­ers. State and city taxes have added to our high cost of liv­ing. Poor and waste­ful man­age­ment of our tax dol­lars has re­sulted in the de­plorable con­di­tion of our state.

When I see the state at­tor­ney gen­eral, our con­gres­sional rep­re­sen­ta­tives and a gu­ber­na­to­rial can­di­date mak­ing spite­ful com­ments to­ward our coun­try’s cur­rent ad­min­is­tra­tion, I shake my head. What good did all this name-call­ing and child­ish­ness do?

How can we trust these peo­ple to rep­re­sent us in Washington, or to be our next gov­er­nor? They have lost my re­spect and my vote.

Clarence Chun Kal­ihi

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