Gov. David Ige should sign the pesticide bill passed this week by the House and the Senate. Simply put, it’s time Hawaii steps up and leads the way in protecting people against any chemicals that could harm their health. Our elected leaders passed this legislation and we can trust they did their homework and took the actions they see as necessary and many believe are long overdue.
We all know money is a major motivating factor in what people are willing to do. If people think there is money to be made, they’ll do, well, almost anything. There was a joke about this in the long-running TV series, “Seinfeld.” George says something to Jerry about Elaine turning down an offer of money, to which Jerry replies, “People don’t turn down money. It’s what separates us from the animals.”