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Democrats confident of prevailing on taxes - Hawaii News

There are 66 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Apr 23, 2009, titled Democrats confident of prevailing on taxes - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Ignoring veto threats from Republican Gov. Linda Lingle, Democrats in the state Legislature sent her bills calling for more than $300 million in tax increases.

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SAD SAD DAYS In Hawaii

Grand Blanc, MI

#63 Apr 23, 2009
Concerned voter wrote:
Our taxes also support the pay raise these crooks voted for themselves. Remember the 36% raise and those crooks names next time you vote.
Look who Hawaii people vote for year after year...that's their freggin' problem...
SAD SAD DAYS In Hawaii

Grand Blanc, MI

#64 Apr 23, 2009
Sarah miller wrote:
Iam going outside to breath some air. So far, this is the only thing our legislatutes havn`t taxed !!!
Don't be surprised. This is Hawaii, one of the most Liberal tax and spend state in the Union...I wouldn't be surprised..but I do HOPE they tax the AIR in Hawaii too...that's a good idea!
Ikaika

United States

#65 Apr 23, 2009
Well, as the Legislature's anti-business tax scheme gets international publicity of the "Are they crazy?" variety, the lie that "we're all in this together" during these rough economic times has finally been revealed. As a Democrat reliant on the visitor industry to feed my kids, I feel betrayed in discovering that the only "little people" the legislators care about are those with public labor union memberships. We suffer while HGEA sacrifices nothing, and feeds off our labor like vampires. Unbelievable that Gov. Lingle is now the voice of the common folk, but that's the way it is. We must all support her efforts to fight the powerful interests who care only for themselves.
realmerv

Honolulu, HI

#66 Apr 23, 2009
Ikaika wrote:
Well, as the Legislature's anti-business tax scheme gets international publicity of the "Are they crazy?" variety, the lie that "we're all in this together" during these rough economic times has finally been revealed. As a Democrat reliant on the visitor industry to feed my kids, I feel betrayed in discovering that the only "little people" the legislators care about are those with public labor union memberships. We suffer while HGEA sacrifices nothing, and feeds off our labor like vampires. Unbelievable that Gov. Lingle is now the voice of the common folk, but that's the way it is. We must all support her efforts to fight the powerful interests who care only for themselves.
Well, I guess there must be a lot of you Democrats who don't work for the government unions. Yes, the State legislature is supported by the unions and so they must protect the State workers over all other workers regardless of which political party you belong to.

The HGEA is now trying to get its members to contact the legislators and ask them to raise the general excise tax so that the Governor won't have to lay off or furlough State workers. It's a little late to do it but one never knows ... we could be in for an increase in the general excise tax.
Joseppi

Andover, MA

#67 Apr 23, 2009
Government is a self-serving commercial entity, both State and federal bureaucracies are tax sucking and bond borrowing beasts upon the backs of the citizens.
They bestow lucrative pensions and health care un available to ordinary citizens to themselves, while pretending to represent us.
We will not be taxed without receiving benefits.
Enough already!
peace

San Diego, CA

#68 Apr 23, 2009
peace everyone --- good times will be back

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