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Sunday, September 25, 2011
Kalapa: History of the Hawaii GE Tax
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 7:23 PM :: 9252 Views :: Hawaii History, Taxes

Initially set at a rate of 1.5%, it rose to a rate of 2% during the war years, and then just prior to statehood in 1959 to a retail rate of 3.5%. ...the retail rate was increased in 4% in 1965....

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Friday, September 23, 2011
Tom Berg calls for Massive GE Tax Increase
By Tom Berg @ 3:30 AM :: 7715 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...authorize the City and County of Honolulu to impose a general excise tax surcharge — much like the one already in effect to fund the rail project — for highway and bikeway construction....

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Friday, August 5, 2011
Fourth in Nation: Hawaii State Debt is $25,000 per taxpayer
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 9910 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

To put an end to budget shenanigans the Institute has developed a budgeting system called “Full Accrual Calculations and Techniques”. FACT based budgeting would require governors and legislatures to recognize expenses when incurred regardless of when they are paid. This improved method of accounting is discussed in detail in this report.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011
Heritage: The Fight We're In
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:38 AM :: 5307 Views :: Taxes

On one side are those who have come to realize it would be madness to let the political class borrow more without imposing a serious check on government spending. They have produced budgets and now an actual legislative plan to get things under control.

On the other, you find those who consider more spending, taxing, and borrowing a royal prerogative. They have produced nothing but rhetoric and empty promises and have pushed this debate to the brink.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011
$134 Million Mystery: DoTax suddenly admits “unusual reporting, systemic problems, inconsistencies”
By Andrew Walden @ 1:22 AM :: 9610 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

The Hawaii Department of Taxation is seeking an outside auditing firm to look at "systemic problems" with DoTax tax revenue reports.... 

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Sunday, May 22, 2011
DoTax still has no explanation for sudden discovery of $134M
By Andrew Walden @ 6:42 PM :: 8298 Views :: Taxes

After using an alleged “crisis” and so-called “budget shortfalls” to push tax increases through the Legislature, it certainly seemed like fortuitous timing when Neil Abercrombie’s Department of Taxation found a $134M jump in tax revenues shortly after the Legislature adjourned....

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Sunday, April 17, 2011
How They Voted: House approves Pension Tax and GE Tax Hikes
By Andrew Walden @ 9:19 PM :: 6802 Views :: Taxes

In the Hawaii State House, Tax Day was April 12.  On that day, legislators voted up several key tax increases approved earlier by the Senate and forwarded them to the House-Senate Conference Committees which will be meeting behind closed doors for the next two weeks. 

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Audit fuels “clinically psychotic” HGEA effort to strangle tax collection
By Andrew Walden @ 8:17 PM :: 13963 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Taxes

The inevitable failure of DOTax to replicate CGI’s tax collection frenzy should cut revenues by about $27M per year. How many government union jobs will be lost or furloughed due to the bumbling HGEA leaders’ choice of targets?

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Monday, December 13, 2010
Hirono panics: After rejecting Obama, she now tries to straddle Tax Bill
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 8993 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Taxes, Obama

Apparently Hirono is catching hell from her Obamabot base.  So she sent this email out today.... 

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
FULL TEXT: Hawaii Pork Report finds $300M in waste, abuse, and mismanagement
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:57 PM :: 8693 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

While Hawaii’s school children are subjected to Furlough Fridays and the state faces a record shortfall, the 2010 Hawaii Pork Report reveals that bureaucrats continue to spend taxpayer dollars in questionable ways. Co-authored by Hideo Hikida, Frances Nuar, and Jamie Story, the second annual report reveals more than $300 million in waste, abuse, and mismanagement of taxpayer dollars.

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Friday, November 6, 2009
Furloughs: Advertiser sides with “sustainability” billionaires against “Save our Sports”
By Andrew Walden @ 8:06 PM :: 18152 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Higher Education, Taxes

According to an October 26 editorial piece thinly disguised as a news analysis, Save Our Sports’ success in raising $1.2 million for Hawaii’s 55 public high school athletic programs indicates a “shift toward an ‘American Idol’-style system of public funding that rewards popularity over merit.”

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Friday, September 11, 2009
UPDATE -- SIX RALLIES Sept 12 -- Taxed Enough Already? TEA Party Rallies Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Lihue, Lahaina, and Kahului
By Andrew Walden @ 7:17 PM :: 12655 Views :: Taxes, TEA Party

Hawaii TEA Party invites everyone to local rallies in solidarity with the National TEA Party March on Washington September 12.  This is our opportunity to speak up against State and Federal Tax increases, the government takeover of health care and the cap and trade carbon tax.    

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Protesters rally against tax increases
By Andrew Walden @ 10:53 PM :: 9252 Views :: Taxes, TEA Party

The State legislature was the scene of an anti-tax rally the afternoon of July 14.  Organized by www.OverTaxedHawaii.com 150 people came to denounce the "Barrel Tax" and demand the Democrat-controlled Legislature not override any tax vetoes.

A parallel event occurred along the Hilo Bayfront where 50 protesters gathered. 

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Monday, July 13, 2009
No more taxes: Rally July 14 Honolulu, Hilo
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 2:13 AM :: 9808 Views :: Taxes, TEA Party
  • HONOLULU July 14th 3:00PM Signwaving 3:00PM & RALLY 5:00PM -- "Just say no to Taxes" Rally @ State Capitol
  • HILO July 14th 4PM-6PM Signwaving along Hilo Bayfront at Kamehameha Statue 
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Sunday, July 5, 2009
Protesters gather at July 4 T.E.A. Parties across Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 9:14 AM :: 14880 Views :: Taxes, TEA Party

 

Next protest July 14: Honolulu info>>>www.OvertaxedHawaii.com  and July 14 Hilo 4PM - 6PM Hilo Bayfront signwave 

Advertiser: 7 Hawaii 'tea parties' take aim at spending, increasing tax burden

WHT Kona: Protesters celebrate Fourth with TEA party

check back for updates...

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Friday, July 3, 2009
Taxed Enough Already? Rally July 4 Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Kauai, Maui
By Andrew Walden @ 11:53 PM :: 11511 Views :: Taxes, TEA Party

All the details and contact info for TEA Party July 4 rallies on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Islands.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009
Action Alert: Tax Increases face April 21 deadline
By Paul E Smith @ 4:36 PM :: 6280 Views :: Taxes

If these bills are approved by April 21; the Legislature has a chance to override any veto before their scheduled adjournment on May 7:

  • HB1747, HD1, SD1 INCOME TAX RATES
  • SB1111, SD1,HD1  TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX RATE
  • HB895 & HB1175  TAX ON TOBACCOPRODUCTS & CIGARETTES
  • HB1741, HD1 SD1  PROPERTY CONVEYANCE TAX
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Thursday, April 16, 2009
Hawaii Tea Party Updates: 100s at Capitol, 250 at Kahului, 300 on Big Island
By Andrew Walden @ 9:00 AM :: 15654 Views :: Taxes, TEA Party

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Photos from Hilo and Kona Tea Parties
By Andrew Walden @ 8:54 PM :: 13254 Views :: Taxes, TEA Party

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Monday, August 7, 2006
Death Tax Mahele: Sens. Akaka and Inouye Vote to Take Tutu's House
By Andrew Walden @ 3:25 AM :: 6023 Views :: Land Use, Taxes

...condemn thousands of Native Hawaiian families to turn over 30 percent to 50 percent their property to the United States federal government when the inevitable occurs....

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