Stimulus might generate 3,000 construction jobs - News

Full story: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

State officials are hoping that a big new portion of the federal stimulus package will generate more than 3,000 jobs in local construction for transportation projects.
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CPJ427

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Kauai Lydgate Park to Kapaa Bike/Ped Path (Phase 3)$4.12 million

Thats a misprint right?? why fix something on an island that doesnt want anyone to visit. Let them make due with what is in place give the funds to one of the other outter islands who really can use it
Just a GI

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Aren't there threats of huge fines if Hoholulu doesn't repair the sewer system? Isn't the sewer system considered Infrastructure? Shouldn't sewer rebuilding be on the list?

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CPJ427 - Got to agree with you. Why spend money on and island that is striving for status as the next Afghanistan? People there have proven they don't want progress by their rabid xenophobia and their silence in its face. Don't want ferry, don't want tourists, don't want our 'taint' on its people. Why take our money. Pretty soon you'll all be living in huts, hunting pigs. Good luck with that.
Big J-Hawaii Kai

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Yea, let's talk about our sewer system. Now we must remember that our Senior Senator, Daniel Inouye (D) has said that a $1 BILLION sewer upgrade would bankrupt Honoulu, a claim that would have more merit if he was not so strongly backing a rail project whose capital costs exceed $5 BILLION. And keep in mind that this stimulus directed mostly toward construction trades is obviously the payback for the huge political campaign contribution made by these unions. Hum, I wonder what all these construction workers will do after all this work is done. Oh that's right, unemployment!
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God Bless President Obama and all the Democrats. Think about it Hawaii, where would we be if they didn't get the stimulus for us and save thousands of your jobs. They saved you from losing your job, your home, your savings, your mind, etc..... Mahalo and God Bless.
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We need more jobs but at least Obama is for the people..unlike Bush.
willie magnum

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More pork money being spent. Its still our tax dollars. We pay , the government spends.
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Construction jobs are temporary in nature. We seem to create construction jobs to feed the beast, witness the rail project in Honolulu. What happens after they've built over the entire island? Do they tear it down and start over.
Sure construction dollars are nice, but where does it end.
alice

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We need jobs-even short term jobs-to keep the economy going. We need to jump-start the economy.
willie

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manini wrote:
Construction jobs are temporary in nature. We seem to create construction jobs to feed the beast, witness the rail project in Honolulu. What happens after they've built over the entire island? Do they tear it down and start over.
Sure construction dollars are nice, but where does it end.
No need to tear it down. It will probably be built with substandard materials and not inspected along the way so it will just fall apart due to lack of propper maintenence.

Rail is different. No one on Oahu has ever built an elevated rail, look for it to just come down on it's own at some point hopefully ending the huge subsidy it is going to require annualy.
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why don't we spend it on the HSF and own it and screw those enviroterriosts
alice

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Doing nothing is not an option..we need mayjor public spending to start the economy. Bush left America in a weakened, wrecked state.
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It is good that there is money coming in. But the sad part is most of the money is going to union jobs that makes an average of 40 dollars an hour. What about jobs (7.25 an hour)for the minimum wage earners? To me its is another standard procedure politics.
if you build it

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WOW, thats great if you're in a union job. But the rest of us wil just suc wind. Way to go Obama and Dan. Thanks for watching out for everyone.
willie

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mario wrote:
It is good that there is money coming in. But the sad part is most of the money is going to union jobs that makes an average of 40 dollars an hour. What about jobs (7.25 an hour)for the minimum wage earners? To me its is another standard procedure politics.
Be nice, since it is federal money involved, to open bids to any US company. I am sure somehow that will not happen and instead it will be business as usual, you scratch my back........
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....don't worry...you are gonna get this one whether you like it or not...many will be happy to put 3,000 people to work...doing anything. At some point, you will probably WANT all this stuff...it is better than starving. That is how they get many of these deals through...starve....then food. Feast or famine. It is called THE HAMSTER WHEEL OF HOPE. 99% of the population lives on this wheel. People want their flat screens...so they will sell their mother to get one.
Guru

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manini wrote:
Construction jobs are temporary in nature. We seem to create construction jobs to feed the beast, witness the rail project in Honolulu. What happens after they've built over the entire island? Do they tear it down and start over.
Sure construction dollars are nice, but where does it end.
I doesn't end. Your roads are crap. Bridges too. In Hawaii stuff erodes fast. It never stops, that is the point. But you can...just get off the grid.
Guru

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Big J-Hawaii Kai wrote:
Yea, let's talk about our sewer system. Now we must remember that our Senior Senator, Daniel Inouye (D) has said that a $1 BILLION sewer upgrade would bankrupt Honoulu, a claim that would have more merit if he was not so strongly backing a rail project whose capital costs exceed $5 BILLION. And keep in mind that this stimulus directed mostly toward construction trades is obviously the payback for the huge political campaign contribution made by these unions. Hum, I wonder what all these construction workers will do after all this work is done. Oh that's right, unemployment!
THIS is exactly WHY inflation will be here next...no more bubbles for awhile. Now they HAVE to have inflation in order to pay off all this sh!t they are buying with both yours and your kids' future. Can't pay for it without inflation. They will inflate BEFORE they tolerate riots. You are going to see the most massive inflation in your lives...should start to be seen in the next year or so. Maybe two, but not longer. If you want to ever buy a house, and get it for practically free, do it in this downturn.
You ain't seen nuthin' yet folks. The best is yet to come. It is March, 2009 as I write this. You can send your thankyou! checks into me C/O Topix.
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ha ha ha ha

"God Bless President Obama and all the Democrats. Think about it Hawaii, where would we be if they didn't get the stimulus for us and save thousands of your jobs. They saved you from losing your job, your home, your savings, your mind, etc..... Mahalo and God Bless."

GOD SAVE THE KING OBAMA!!! LOOK AT THE KING...SEE THE KING RUN FROM FEDERAL JOB TO FEDERAL JOB...OOPS KING OBAMA FORGT THE SEWERS WHICH IS THE ONLY JOB OF ANY PRIORITY...THANK GOD FOR OBAMA AND ALL HIS MONEY....OOPS...ALL OUR MONEY...YOU MEAN THEY ARE SPENDING OUR MONEY AND MORTGAGE OUR FUTURE? WHO SAID YOU CANT FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME???

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Just A Taxpayer

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Just a GI wrote:
Aren't there threats of huge fines if Hoholulu doesn't repair the sewer system? Isn't the sewer system considered Infrastructure? Shouldn't sewer rebuilding be on the list?
The stimulus money goes to the STATE. The CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU maintains the sewers. All Counties will receive some of the stimulus money and it remains to be seen what the City and County of Honolulu will do with its share.

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