Thanks for removing junk vehicles
Wow! All those cars that have sat for months abandoned along the roadsides, vandalized, with their trunks and hoods and doors left open, have disappeared, one by one! A huge mahalo to that patient tow-truck driver for returning beauty to our roads.
Ruta Jordans, Kapaa
Fresh start needed in politics
The news reports of the numerous candidates looking for office, are more and more confusing and troublesome. Mr. Biden says it’s a US “obligation” to provide free healthcare to “undocumented immigrants” (illegal aliens). On the other hand, he vows to reinstate the individual mandate for taxpaying citizens levying an additional monetary penalty for not having proof of health coverage when filing income tax. So, obligation to provide free health care for undocumented immigrants but penalize tax paying citizens who can’t afford health care. Hmmmm.
Then there is Ms. Harris who wants to provide $100B (yep, BILLION) in housing assistance to black citizens in reparation for the Civil War and past injustices. Who is going to pay for this? Isn’t this reverse prejudice?
This format is not big enough to raise all of the questions I have, let alone bring forth the inequity of the programs that are being proposed.
Then there is the removal of a Depression Era artist’s mural at a San Francisco school that depicted George Washington with his slaves among other tableaus because it is offensive. You cannot change the past. Those who don’t know the past are condemned to repeat it.
Our society seems to be more and more left than center and there is no discussion of funding and the presumption that all of these programs will be under the auspices and oversight of the government.
I don’t know about you, but the government (under numerous administrations) has been unable to solve the social and economic challenges in today’s society.
There needs to be detailed information on these proposals as it appears that it is only campaign rhetoric, most of it inflammatory and divisive.
We, the voters, need to have more information in order to determine the best course of action moving forward.
I say, let’s start fresh and if someone has been in politics as a career, don’t vote for them. They had their chance and it still isn’t fixed. The founding Fathers did not envision politics as a career, but citizens with expertise contributing to a government of the people, by the people, for the people, then returning to the private sector.
Food for thought.
Deborah Johnson, Lihue