We Have Our Work Cut Out For Us
Reform is the key
Currently, Hawai'i's tax system is lopsided. And to make it worse, there is little political will to change that. I have some old ideas and a couple of new ones in order to change things in a progressive fashion so that the greedy are better managed and the low income get to keep more of their hard earned dollars.
From Sea to Shining Sea
This is a really tough issue. Why? Because if we keep fishing as we are, our oceans major fisheries will collapse well before 2050. Economies and livelihoods are at stake if the fisheries collapse and also if we force them to stop. I have an idea that might solve the problem.
Working full time should not leave you in poverty
Unions do a great job of helping to ensure that workers have good wages, medical care, and are treated properly by their employers. Not all workers are union members though. In those cases the state needs to look out for it's people. And in no circumstance should a fully employed human being live in poverty.
At a time when the climate crisis is affecting everything on our planet, our islands have never been more vulnerable. And yet the people of Hawai'i must decide, are we going to continue with business as usual? Importing our food, our energy, catering to the rich and wealthy, allowing the gap between the rich and the poor to widen, not investing in our keiki, criminalizing the poor and the houseless, or are we going to see the error in our ways and change course? These and much more are the issues of our islands. Candidates for Mayor must address them. How we try to solve them will be decided by your vote.