Tax increases are out of control
Aloha elected representatives;
Please say no to yet another tax increase.
Last year, the majority of people I heard from opposed the tax proposal to impose a tax on investment property.
It was opposed because every business and rental property is an investment property.
Now lawmakers want to impose an increase to our General Excise Tax!
This is crazy because this is a tax on literally everything!
We just had a tax increase in January!
Come on people, Hawaii is already one of the highest taxed states in the U.S.
Our local families are leaving the islands in ever-increasing numbers because it’s getting impossible to afford to live here.
Lawmakers keep dressing it up like it will help teachers.
Every single resident, including teachers, will be affected adversely because the GE tax is on literally everything.
Hawaii residents pay a great amount of money already for education.
When was the last time you did a serious forensic audit on the education department?
We are near the top in the U.S. for funding per pupil, yet our students are near the bottom in test scores.
Instead of raising taxes, I plead with you to find out where the current money goes, and find ways to make more of our hard-earned money flow down to the teachers and schools.
M. Martin, Poipu
Hanapepe student display available now at KCC
I read with interest the letter to the editor on Jan. 5 about the amazing airport exhibits, especially the historic buildings in Hanapepe. These exhibits are displayed for residents who travel, and for visiting tourists. There are some residents who do not have an opportunity to travel, therefore, they would not be able to see the exhibits at the airport. I am one of them since I am now retired and do not travel off-island often.
The display of the Hanapepe historic buildings was a class project of Sheri Majewski’s fifth-grade class at Eleele School. It is now available in the library at the Kauai Community College Learning Resource Center for everyone to see. The library hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spring break is March 18 to March 22, so the library hours may be shortened. Please call the circulation desk at 245-8233 for more information.
Arnette Lee, Hanapepe