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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Ige Tried To Tax Everyone's Soda
By News Release @ 6:23 PM :: 5480 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

Throwback Thursday: Ige Once Even Tried To Tax Everyone's Soda

Senator Ige Continues To Duck Record Of Supporting Tax Hikes During Debates

News Release from Hawaii Republican Party

HONOLULU (September 25, 2014) - In today's Throwback Thursday, we will highlight an episode from Senator Ige's long record of supporting tax hikes as Chairman of Ways and Means alongside Governor Abercrombie's administration. The Abercrombie-Ige policy agenda of the past four years raised taxes over $833 million on Hawaii families and small businesses, and somehow Senator Ige wanted to raise taxes even further.

"It seems as if there was nothing Senator Ige wouldn't consider taxing, even though the cost of living has been skyrocketing for middle-class families in Hawaii under the Abercrombie-Ige policy agenda. Now ranked as the worst state to make a living, it is clear Hawaii cannot afford Senator Ige's tax-and-spend proposals for another four years." --Ted Kwong, Hawaii Republican Party Communications Advisor


In 2011, Senator Ige Cosponsored A Bill Which Established A Tax On Sweetened Beverages In Hawaii. (SB 1179,, Introduced On 1/26/11)

Overall, Senator Ige Voted For And Governor Abercrombie Signed Over $833 Million Of Tax Increases Since 2011. (Jorge Martin and Max Velthoven, "Tax Increases Enacted by Democrat Governors Since 2011," Americans for Tax Reform, 5/9/14)



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