Saturday, August 13, 2022
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Hawaii Tea Party Updates: 100s at Capitol, 250 at Kahului, 300 on Big Island
By Andrew Walden @ 9:00 AM :: 15453 Views :: Taxes, TEA Party

Overtaxed Hawaii:

 MAHALO to the nearly 2,000 patriots who attended Honolulu's 2009 Tax Day Tea Party to express their opposition to high taxes, wasteful spending, and mounting debt.

 With continued pressure on Hawaii's state legislators
over the next three weeks until the session ends on May 7th
-- to oppose any and all tax increases being considered --
the taxpayers of Hawaii have a shot at keeping the
cost of living from soaring ever higher in the Aloha State.

THE ASSOCIATED COSTS . . . info to empower you in your
communications with elected officials (and their staffs).



Hawai`i Free Press: Photos from Hilo and Kona Tea Parties  (200 in Hilo and 100 in Kailua-Kona)

Kahului, Maui Tea Party: Photos, VIDEO , MORE PHOTOS

Lahaina, Maui Tea Party: 80 people participated

Maui News: ‘Tea parties’ reach isle shores

Kauai Garden Island: Kaua‘i joins TEA party

PHOTOS: Photos from Lihue Tea Party

LIHUE: High school students from the Olelo Christian Academy were part of more than three dozen people that turned out for a Taxed Enough Already sign-waving campaign Wednesday morning at Kapule Highway and Ahukini Road.

LIHUE: 100 at afternoon Tea Party signwave.

Hawaii Reporter: Don't Tax Me Bro

Honolulu Magazine:  A Honolulu Tea Party

Honolulu photos: FLICKR

Advertiser:  'Tea party' tax protests held at Hawaii state Capitol

Claiming that Hawai'i is the most overtaxed state in the country at a time when the economy is flailing, Republican lawmakers took turns inciting a crowd of more than 400 at the state Capitol by saying that raising taxes to stimulate the economy drowns already struggling local residents.

State House Minority Leader Lynn Finnegan, R-32nd (Lower Pearlridge, 'Aiea, Halawa), city Councilman Charles K. Djou, state Rep. Barbara Marumoto, R-19th (Wai'alae Iki, Kalani Valley, Kahala), and state Rep. Gene Ward, R-17th (Kalama Valley, Queen's Gate, Hawai'i Kai) all attended yesterday's rally.

No Democratic lawmakers attended.  "One of the reasons voters have consistently repudiated Republicans over the years in Hawai'i is that they resort to name-calling (does 'Bush is a fascist' ring any bells Brian?) and propaganda (ditto) and rarely go beneath the surface on any issue," said Hawaii Democratic Party chairman Brian Schatz.

On Maui, about 250 protesters lined Ka'ahumanu Avenue in Kahului during the afternoon rush hours, following a midday event in Lahaina.

The group included Republicans, Libertarians, Democrats and nonpartisans.

Ha'iku furniture maker and former Maui police officer Marc Hodges said he is concerned about increasing size of government and government spending, and "an overreaching of authority."

"Our government is getting too big. It's been happening for awhile but it's accelerated during this administration," said Hodges, 41, who described himself as a Democrat. "This is a nonpartisan issue, but at the present the majority of the responsibility lies with Democrats."  




  • Photo gallery: Tea Parties Across America
  • Photo gallery: Tea Party-Honolulu
  • Photo gallery: Tea Party-Hilo

    SB: Hundreds mark the IRS filing deadline with a show of anger at the Capitol

    Speaking to the crowd, Rep. Cynthia Thielen (R, Kaneohe-Kailua) said the crowd should carefully watch the state Legislature, which is readying a series of tax increases to make up the state budget shortfall.  "They want to tax your pensions — and that is unbelievably cruel," Thielen said, singling out Senate Bill 971 as the worst tax bill of the session.

    Rep. Kymberly Pine (R, Ewa Beach-Iroquois Point) said the total value of the proposed state tax increases under consideration this year is more than $4 billion. "They (Democrats) want to raise your taxes and make you pay," Pine told the crowd.

    KHNL:  Younger generation at tea party , Hawaii hosts ‘tea party' at Capitol to protest high taxes ,

    VIDEO: Honolulu Tea Party

    PajamasTV: Hawaii Tea Parties

    National Media Implodes:

    MSNBC, CNN Uses Tea Parties as Platform for Sex Jokes...

    Anderson Cooper: 'It's hard to talk when you're teabagging'... 

    VIDEO: CNN Correspondent Blasts FOXNEWS, Claims Tea Parties 'Anti-government,' 'Anti-CNN'...

    FLASHBACK: CNN reporter Roesgen criticized Obama/Hitler -- okay with Bush/Hitler...

    ABC Reports Obama is 'Unaware of Tea Parties'

     Congresswoman calls tea parties 'despicable' and 'shameful'...

    FLASHBACK: Husband of Rep. Schakowsky Convicted of Bank Fraud, Tax Evasion...

    Accused of swindling nine financial institutions of at least $2.3 million... 






  • Links

    TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

    Register to Vote


    808 Silent Majority

    ACA Signups Hawaii

    Alliance Defending Freedom

    Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

    American Council of Trustees and Alumni


    Antonio Gramsci Reading List

    A Place for Women in Waipio

    Astronomy Hawaii

    Back da Blue Hawaii

    Ballotpedia Hawaii

    Better Hawaii

    Broken Trust

    Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

    Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

    Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

    DVids Hawaii


    Fix Oahu!

    Frontline: The Fixers

    Genetic Literacy Project

    Grassroot Institute

    Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

    Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

    Hawaii Catholic TV

    Hawaii Christian Coalition

    Hawaii Cigar Association

    Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

    Hawaii ConCon Info

    Hawaii Credit Union Watch

    Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

    Hawaii Debt Clock

    Hawaii Defense Foundation

    Hawaii Family Advocates

    Hawaii Family Forum

    Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

    Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

    Hawaii Federalist Society

    Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

    Hawaii Future Project

    Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

    Hawaii History Blog

    Hawaii Homeschool Association

    Hawaii Jihadi Trial

    Hawaii Legal News

    Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

    Hawaii Life Alliance

    Hawaii March for Life

    Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

    Hawaii Public Charter School Network

    Hawaii Rifle Association

    Hawaii Shippers Council

    Hawaii Smokers Alliance

    Hawaii State Data Lab

    Hawaii Together



    Hiram Fong Papers

    Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

    Honolulu Navy League

    Honolulu Traffic

    House Minority Blog

    Imua TMT

    Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

    Inside the Nature Conservancy

    Inverse Condemnation

    Investigative Project on Terrorism

    July 4 in Hawaii

    Kakaako Cares

    Keep Hawaii's Heroes

    Land and Power in Hawaii

    Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

    Lessons in Firearm Education

    Lingle Years

    Malulani Foundation

    Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

    Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

    Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

    Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

    Missile Defense Advocacy

    MIS Veterans Hawaii

    NAMI Hawaii

    National Christian Foundation Hawaii

    National Parents Org Hawaii

    NFIB Hawaii News

    No GMO Means No Aloha

    Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

    NRA-ILA Hawaii

    Oahu Alternative Transport


    OHA Lies

    Opt Out Today

    Patients Rights Council Hawaii

    PEACE Hawaii

    People vs Machine

    Pritchett Cartoons

    Pro-GMO Hawaii


    Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

    ReRoute the Rail

    Research Institute for Hawaii USA

    Rick Hamada Show

    RJ Rummel

    Robotics Organizing Committee

    Save Dillingham Airfield

    School Choice in Hawaii

    Sink the Jones Act

    Statehood for Guam

    Talking Tax

    Tax Foundation of Hawaii

    The Real Hanabusa

    Time Out Honolulu

    Trustee Akina KWO Columns

    UCC Truths

    US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

    VAREP Honolulu

    West Maui Taxpayers Association

    What Natalie Thinks

    Whole Life Hawaii