Support schools with ‘yes’ vote
The constitutional amendment to fund our children’s education isn’t perfect, as those opposed to it point out. But what is the alternative? Our schools are underfunded now. When those opposed offer a better solution we can amend the constitution again. Voting “no” guarantees our keiki will continue to be shortchanged indefinitely. Please join me in voting “yes.”
Dan Freund, Kapaa
Fix problems on Westside
Why is it that the Westside of Kauai is forgotten, ignored? How long ago was the bridge in Eleele damaged? When will they fix it? Westside residents have always had to wait, never complaining. The roads are a mess, the guardrails stay smashed for weeks, the dump closes early. Rocks fall onto the roadside at Wahiawa bridge, nearly killing my daughter, smashed up her car and no one took responsibility.
Every time we have heavy rain the rocks fall, and the county fixed the same problem in Wailua. Come on now. We also pay taxes and vote.
JoAnn Kawaguchi, Eleele
Taxes have become too complicated
John Zwiebel’s letter (TGI, Oct. 1) about a tax increase for a family of six getting an increase in taxes is missing the calculation of the child tax credit, which has been increased from $1,000 to $2,000 per child under 18. This is a credit and not a lowering of taxable income, which means $4,000 less tax. That means they will pay $3,800 less tax than last year.
Also, a family with three children has a $200 lower tax bill not counting the $3,000 lower tax bill if the children are under 18. Taxes are so complicated that you can’t make statements on the actual amount owed unless the complete individual tax return is completed.
Brian Kasperek, Kalaheo