Don’t try to fool us with good news
How many happy talk articles are we going to be subjected to so big business can rake in money at our residents’ expense? All while we are jammed packed with over run tourism, which we are suppose to welcome. How many potholes do we need to dodge so we don’t blow out a tire, break an axle, or ruin our alignment?
How many times do we round a curve to see a large oncoming vehicle in our lane because they cannot fit in their own lane without hitting a minefield of potholes? Someone is going to get killed or injured. Try driving down Olohena from the Homesteads to Kapaa.
But we don’t have the money to fix our infrastructure though it gets pounded daily by increasing numbers of visitors. We get all kinds of talk about all the tax income resulting from so many visitors. It’s not a drop in the bucket toward their damage and results in tax increases for residents.
No, Trump’s tax bill is not a positive for most of Kauai’s residents. Any little extra reaped from it, sunsets in a few short years while our national debt is increased. And it’s peanuts compared to the corporate tax cuts, i.e. resorts, car rental companies, among others, which do not sunset.
Spare us the, wouldn’t it be bad if people didn’t want to move here? Are we in preschool? We live here because it’s home and we love it regardless of the financial difficulties. Certainly not because other people like it and definitely not because it’s packed with too many visitors and especially not because some of them want to move here.
Paulo Tambolo, Wailua Homesteads