Letters for Monday, March 6, 2017

• Keep TAT money for Kauai • Wondering about safety checks • Job creation a new reason for military buildup

Keep TAT money for Kauai

Another brilliant move by our elected officials. Take money raised on Kauai from the TAT tax and squander it on Oahu’s needs.

A good portion of the tax raised by hotel, condo and other accommodations should stay on the island where they are paid. Kauai needs so much in the way of roads, better care for our parks, not to mention our homeless problem.

Tourists use a good percentage of our resources, pay the high tax and do not get much in return. Roads are congested, park bathrooms and other facilities are run down and police enforcement is almost non-existent. Let’s write our legislators and tell them we won’t stand for this.

Roy Skinner, Kapaa

Wondering about safety checks

While driving up to Kokee, I followed a black rental Nissan Rogue. I noticed that their safety check was good up to January2019. Do rental vehicles get special rate and time on their safety checks?

Howard Tolbe, Eleele

Job creation a new reason for military buildup

This is classic fascism. Right out of Mussolini’s handbook. And we all know how that ended.

Is he speaking to the kids who are going to fight in these endless wars for profit? Is he speaking to the parents andgrandparents and relatives of the kids who will fight and die in these endless wars? Is he speaking to the husbands and wivesand children of the men and women who will fight and die in these endless wars for profit?

Maybe he’s speaking to the Ku Klux Klan. The Tea Party crowd. The religious right. The ignorant.

I don’t know. All I do know: He is not speaking to me.

Bettejo Dux, Kalaheo

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