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• Obama has put us in more debt • A positive and a negative • Imua Police Commission
Obama has put us in more debt
This is in response to Dr. Skip Rush who claimed last Monday Republicans do not reflect the values of the 98 percent.
Where was he during the last election? Romney received 49 percent of the vote. He is right that Congress has the worst approval rating in history, the majority in the Senate is made up of Democrats. Bush is still being blamed for our economic woes and spending when in his last term Democrats made the laws were in full control of Congress.
Unfortunately he bent over backwards to please them and you see what happened. When I was in New York City in June, on the radio they were advertising food stamps. Even if you had a job they said you could qualify. Obama won the election by giving away food stamps, cell phones and promises that everyone can have an equal share of the pot.
Have any of you seen “Doctor Zhivago”? Pop culture and the media are so in love with Obama nothing he ever does is wrong even though he has put us in more debt in four years than all the presidents from Washington to Clinton combined.
Dr. Rush, what is your doctorate in? You want the higher income people to pay higher taxes. Not too smart on your account, because they became wealthy by being smart. They will do what wealthy people in England, France and other counties do. They will hide their wealth in countries that will protect their wealth thereby taking that wealth out of our country. I ask you, please put a Band-Aid on that bleeding heart of yours.
A positive and a negative
A quick response to two letters to the editor:
For the Nov. 8 edition (Steven McMacken’s “The good neighbor”) and the Dec. 1 issue (Jerry Sokugawa’s “Raising your taxes again), both 2012.
Positive: It was great to read Mr. Sokugawa’s letter on the County of Kaua’i raising our property tax again this year, as every year. What was so positive about his letter is that Mr. Sokugawa had the guts to speak out as to how our self serving officials have brainstormed another silent attack upon the homeowners wallets on Kaua‘i with Ordinance 920, which removes “Expenses you incur to earn income.” Ordinance 920 replaces Ordinance 836 allowing such deductions.
Mr. Sokugawa’s advice to Kaua‘i’s politicians hits the bullseye; “Cut spending, you idiots, instead of raising taxes”: and I might add stop stealing CoK gasoline and diesel.
Negative: Mr. McMacken’s letter “The good neighbor,” concerning Myles Emura was a disappointing effort to make fun of a good man attempting to contribute some truth, under oath, before the Ethics Commission, to this crooked and fraudulent governing system Kaua’i residents have to put up with.
A “plantation” system with the luna’s being told what to do and say by big plantation owners. Mr. McMacken’s letter portrayed a lower level middle school mentality at trying to be funny. Sorry, sir, it was not!
Mr. Emura simply told the truth rather than contribute to a continuance of illegal violations perpetrated by elected and appointed officials who are not happy with their high salaries and padded retirement plans.
This author always thought it was against TGI’s policy to accept letters that belittle, bully, other individuals?
ALOHA is a dying species.
Imua Police Commission
I fully support the Police Commission’s intention to appeal the recent court decision. The entire Charter is antiquated and begs for an independent study that examines the language and provides guidelines for modernization so that we do not repeat the debacles of who has authority and responsibility over what, or the definition of shall and may, or the many other semantic, political and legal questions we litigate.
What are the checks and balances which insulate our law enforcement from becoming, willing or unwilling, the armed agents (return to the “KPD Blue” era) of mayoral political influence? What does the council believe is the purpose and function of the police commission? Is it to represent the interests of the public? As an elected official, is the mayor also a member of the public? Do the mayor’s political interests define the public’s interests? Can any commission promote both the public’s interest and the mayor’s political interests?
Why does the mayor interfere with any B&C, except to promote mayoral political interests over public interests? The mayor is a member of the Police Commission despite the obvious conflict of interest being litigated. Our mayor is quoted in The Garden Island stating he had an agreement, a verbal contract, with his fellow commission members limiting to a single court ruling the public’s right to due process, and that the mayor “can no longer depend on the word of some of the commissioners.”
These statements illustrate the mayor’s belief that the commission is subservient to the mayor’s political interests. The commission and the public evidently believe the issue of mayoral authority and prerogative is still legally unresolved and needs to return to court.
Imua Police Commission. I support public oversight, not political, over KPD.
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