Hotel tax increase alive, raid of county portions dead - Editor...

A bill that would have diverted hotel room tax revenues from county governments has died in the state Legislature. Full Story
willie

Farmington, MI

#1 May 5, 2009
Hey I know, how about LOWERING expenditures rather than RAISE taxes...at some point they are going to run out of other people's money to spend then what...sell one of the islands?
No Free Lunch

AOL

#2 May 5, 2009
Lets face the facts, the hotels are going to operate to a profit and if the means the hotel employees and vendors will absorb the effects with lower wages. If the hotels can attract tourists secondary, so be it, but first and center is bottom line and that wages and vendor costs. Nothing is free and decisions have cost's.
realproblem

Pearl City, HI

#3 May 5, 2009
willie wrote:
Hey I know, how about LOWERING expenditures rather than RAISE taxes...at some point they are going to run out of other people's money to spend then what...sell one of the islands?
how about meth addicts stop making babies?

does it occur to anyone, that maybe it isn't the service providers as much as it is the consumers of the public services?

special ed is like half the DOE money --- why so many need special ed?

“Too small to notice”

Since: Jun 08

Kahuku , Ka'U

#4 May 5, 2009
The Hawai'ian Monarchy sold Lanai. The money was wasted in the ordinary government way. Maybe with a little redecoration we could "re-purpose" the "big square building" for more lucrative pursuits. The current occupants don't seem to be doing anything beneficial.
huh

Pearl City, HI

#5 May 5, 2009
Richard Swann wrote:
The Hawai'ian Monarchy sold Lanai. The money was wasted in the ordinary government way. Maybe with a little redecoration we could "re-purpose" the "big square building" for more lucrative pursuits. The current occupants don't seem to be doing anything beneficial.
are you suggesting some type of ancient Roman sports in the courtyard?
WestKauai

Pearl City, HI

#6 May 5, 2009
huh wrote:
<quoted text>
are you suggesting some type of ancient Roman sports in the courtyard?
Yeah, chicken fights! And tax the hell out of 'em.

Since: Feb 08

Kaneohe, Hawaii

#7 May 5, 2009
huh wrote:
<quoted text>
are you suggesting some type of ancient Roman sports in the courtyard?
Can't do that until the mosaic is repaired!

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