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Profiting from Homelessness: Publicist, Lobbyist Take Control
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ZERO ACTUAL EXPERIENCE NEEDED FOR PAID EMERGENCY COORDINATORS

From Hawaii Republican Assembly, August 17, 2015 (excerpt)

Please sit down before you read this.

With Hawaii's homelessness at an all-time high and with the cost of housing soaring through the roof -- thanks to extremely bad political planning and a pay-to-play development culture -- the Democrat racketeers at the State Capitol and the Honolulu City Council have tasked a publicist and a lobbyist with pretending that they have the expertise to take the lead in solving Hawaii's housing and homelessness crisis.

A publicist and a lobbyist.   REALLY ?!?

Peter Boylan, the son of longtime Hawaii ultra-liberal Democrat cheerleader Dan Boylan, is the City Council's choice to be Honolulu's 'housing coordinator'.  With zero experience in getting families off the street and zero experience building residences, your top elected officials at Honolulu Hale have turned to an unemployed spokesman for Democrat politicians as their new housing coordinator for the entire island of Oahu.

Just when you thought that renowned experts would be called upon for this public emergency, the city council threw away all the other resumes and applications in order to choose a political hack whose specialty is spin doctoring .  Just look at his thin RESUME.  Boylan's 'talent' is being a mouthpiece for the Democrat political machine in the Aloha State.  Before that, you might remember that he was a hack reporter for the Advertiser with a very noticeable liberal bias like the kind his father Dan regularly displays on the pages of MidWeek and in his insufferable Election Night 'analysis' on TV newscasts.

After 10 short months working on the Big Island as an "aide" to the disgraced, debit card profligate spender Mayor Billy Kenoi, and after being Colleen Hanabusa's mouthpiece for her failed congressional gambit in 2014, Peter Boylan needed a new job from his friends in the Democrat consortium.  After his loyal political service to his party, the machine was happy to oblige.

Over at the State Capitol, Governor Ige picked a similarly unqualified yet politically-connected Democrat flunky to "tackle the issue of homelessness":  Professional lobbyist Scott Morishige of the liberal activist group PHOCUSED.  According to this far-left group, its executive director Morishige -- who was still attending college at UH just a few years ago --  helped to lead the Democrat cabal's effort to increase Hawaii's minimum wage and obtain increases in funding for affordable housing and homeless efforts.  He's a big spender with no record of accomplishment in actually making Hawaii's homelessness decrease and has zero record in closing Hawaii's supply-demand gap for 'affordable housing'.  He's just the latest in a revolving door of useless liberal insiders who are only brought onboard as window dressing after the last homeless coordinator is kicked to the curb.  Democrats 'care' because they are 'doing something'.

Neither the City Democrats nor the State Democrats are looking to cure Hawaii of homelessness .  Their first goal is to improve the 'optics' -- hide the problem by sweeping it from Kakaako and elsewhere to a less visible encampment on Sand Island.  Their second goal is to justify a permanent spending increase on 'social programs' from now until forever.  Governor Ige said it himself when appointing the unskilled Mr. Morishige:  

"He has a deep commitment to strengthening human services in Hawaii and that he understands how to develop and sustain programs." 

'Develop and sustain' means they are coming for your wallet permanently because they see this as a permanent problem which they can leverage for bigger government .   They really like that .  Permanent jobs for government workers, permanent payouts to nonprofits which support the Democrat agenda, permanent graft through campaign contributions, permanent opportunities to award contracts, and permanent opportunities to employ their family members and legislators in between offices .  Again, Democrats 'care' because they are 'doing something'.

As you surely know, rather than actually reducing homelessness by cutting the cost of living and the cost of doing business in the People's Republic of Hawaii, the islands' ruling Democrats have decided to build a 'homeless city' on Sand Island, complete with its own infrastructure, bus stop, social workers, security guards and mail service.  With no end to homelessness in sight, that's an arrangement which will get bigger and more expensive and more permanent with each passing day.  Clearly, Hawaii's Democrats are using the lethal combination of a publicist and a lobbyist plus fawning media coverage in order to 'deal with' one of our island state's perpetual and ever-worsening emergencies.

Is it ANY wonder that Hawaii's problems never go away?

Honolulu and our entire state, like most failing big cities on the mainland, are being run by partisan Democrats who don't have the answers ; partisan incest is the name of the game.  Mutual back scratching with favors going to donors, volunteers and professional hacks like Mr. Boylan and Mr. Morishige.  But these two are just the latest well-connected paper-pushers to be put in charge of something they know absolutely nothing about and have no real record to boast about....

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