Letters for Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Working students would appreciate minimum-wage increase
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The corruption is part of the collusion of deception on the part of an illegal occupation by a small group of individuals with cultural ties that are not connected to Kanaka Maoli nor Hawai’ian Kingdom subjects….
The Plantation Mentality is alive and well so get over it or overcome through ICC LAW!!!
Annnnnd, it has been 8 generations since 1893. Every culture has been conquered, reconquered, occupied, reoccupied. Tell ya what….let’s go back 400 years…..how about 600 years. I want to play to the “Victim Card” too.
Stop the madness!
“Malama” Robinson is NOT kanaka. Her given name is Catherine (Katherine?) and she’s pretending to be local.
Well said, Barry Dittler. Thank you for speaking for so many of us.
Sorry Allison, any artificial minimum wage hike is nothing more than a mirage. Yes you will make a little more money for a few minutes, yes the jobs you can get will begin to disappear as business owners find more efficient and cost effective ways to do your job than hiring you, yes prices for all goods will go up because business owners will have to raise them to pay for your artificial job reward. Artificially raising the minimum wage beyond what free market economics dictates is a fools game. You should turn your cause to stopping illegal immigration in it’s tracks. Those are the people who are ILLEGALLY taking lower wage jobs thereby allowing businesses to pay less money to it’s workers than the LEGAL workers would accept under the natural “free market” model. There is a cause for you to champion Allison if you want to solve the problem long term and permanently. BUILD THE WALL!
Building the wall will also save the coal industry, slow global warming, feed the hungry, feed the Hungarians, fix our rusting bridges, reduce traffic, and squash centipedes! That’s why it’s worth billions and billions and billions!
* For the 7th consecutive year ‘visa overstays’ exceed illegal border crossings. Fact: 62% percentage of those here illegally are the ones that came into the U.S. on visas and stayed after they expired. The percentage far exceeds those crossing the border illegally. Per the report from the Center for Migration Study dated Jan. 2019: “As these numbers indicate, construction of hundreds of more miles of border wall would not address the challenge of irregular migration into our country, far from it.”
* I’m guessing you’re also not aware that the Trump organization is at a 10 year high with employees here on work visas, and even some that are still working within his organization with expired visas. Locations include Mar-A-Lago, Trump Vineyard Estates, Trump National Golf Club Westchester in NY, and his golf club in Bedminster, NJ. It’s interesting to note that CareerSource Palm Beach County, a nonprofit placement agency, has said for a few years they have over 5,000 qualified U.S. workers available.
* And, you do realize the largest drug hauls have been at the designated border crossings and not in refugees meager belongings right?
* Finally, you must know that nearly all of the mass murders since 911 have been committed from home grown, born and & raised, U.S. citizens.
Dang, I love facts. I wish more Trump worshipers would remove those red hats and enlighten themselves with some. Twitter just doesn’t make the grade as a reliable news source!
Right on Mr Dittler! My question for a long time is where, who is responsible for our traffic? Whose office do we hold responsible? Federal, state,, county? I live in the wailua homesteads but recently started driving in Poipu and westside and I can’t believe my westside Kauaian neighbors have put up with that mess. Unbelievable. Who plans this traffic road improvements? People sitting in an office in DC, Honolulu or Lihue.
Who’s responsible for the traffic? Everyone who drives a car. Especially everone who’s moved here.
I guess one could say it all starts with having babies then?
Too tired of typing the same stuff on the “Minimum Wage” drama. Here you go Allison:
Try counting how many cars are obviously rentals filled with tourists. On the west side it is way more than 40 percent of all vehicles. Any hint of rain and the concierges send them straight to the west. Add that to increased tour boats and you will see the main traffic problem. Sure, lots of people move here too but don’t think that they are the main contributors to traffic. Also watch out for homeless shamelessly hitchhiking and panhandling, one is bound to get hit on one of the long straightaways heading west towards the gi joes and gmos.
Allison, why did you move to Hawaii in the first place? Didn’t you know it was the most expensive state to live in? No? Then maybe you should have educated yourself a little more before making the move. Or maybe you should go back to where ever you’re from, where the cost of living is lower. We don’t mind. Really!😁
Tourism Equals,Jobs,Jobs jobs and Tax Revenues!
Read it and Weep!