The Nov. 24 West Hawaii Today front page article, Turf war revs up, outlined some of the issues allowing Lyft and Uber to unfairly compete with the taxi business.
Sept. 11, 2001, was definitely a watershed moment in our history and in the loss of many of our constitutional rights. We have accepted too much restriction in exchange for what government tells us is for our own good, if they tell us at all. The right to be free is at risk in America today.
Weve heard a lot lately about the need to raise more revenue for the state and county. There have been several proposals discussed: higher GET, higher gas tax, more tourist taxes, etc. Perhaps the discussion should start with some basic questions like: How much of our state income should go to government spending? What should our taxes be used for? Who should be paying the taxes?