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Monday, September 26, 2011
Hawaii GOP Chair Resigns, Issues Call for Unity
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 9:27 PM :: 6684 Views :: Energy, Environment

My very best goes out to 1st Vice Chair Beth Fukumoto, who by Party Rules will be the Interim State Chair. As a candidate in 2010, Beth understands the importance of a grassroots-focused party for all candidates. My hope is that everyone will offer their support, guidance and assistance as this transition takes place.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Hawaii Republican Presidential Vote Set for March 13
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 10:18 PM :: 6875 Views

March 13 may be your best chance to participate in picking the next President of the United States.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011
Kaauwai: NY, NV Republican Victories Send Message
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 4:45 AM :: 9801 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Less than a week after the President presented his jobs plan, Americans voted to send two new Republicans to Washington—an overwhelming rebuke of the Obama Administration and its policies!

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Saturday, September 10, 2011
Kaauwai: Unity in Remembrance of 9/11
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 10:55 PM :: 7084 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

For all of us across the nation, our thoughts are turned to the lives that were lost due to the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011
Kaauwai salutes Past GOP Chairs: Lingle, Kane, Morioka, Aiona, Lee
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 12:24 PM :: 7508 Views :: Energy, Environment

When I was considering serving as State Chair, I was told by Former State Chair, Governor Linda Lingle, that I would not understand what it meant to be the chair until I served as Chair. Having now served a full term and having been re-elected to serve yet another term as your State Chair, I find these to be great words of wisdom and completely true!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Kaauwai: Are you better off now than you were 2 1/2 years ago?
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 9:49 AM :: 7622 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii Republican Party Chairman Jonah Kaauwai said, “Now that President Obama has announced that he will be seeking a second term, voters in Hawaii and across the Nation need to ask themselves if they are better off now than they were two and a half years ago."

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Hawaii Congressional Delegation AWOL on Libya
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 2:42 PM :: 11571 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics, World News, Family

 Do our Senators and Representatives support President Obama’s decision to take action against Qaddafi without congressional approval?  Do they support full regime change or some other limited action?  If they oppose military action, why have they been silent?

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Monday, January 24, 2011
GOP: Governor’s number one priority is satisfying the public sector unions at the expense of everyone else
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 10:51 PM :: 4814 Views :: Energy, Environment

The Governor wants to create taxes for soda, beer and retirement income, he wants to cut funding to Medicare, social services, the Hawaii Tourism Authority and let Aloha Stadium fall apart, just so public sector unions do not have to face furloughs ....

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Hanabusa admits failure to get Appropriations Committee seat
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 10:21 PM :: 10031 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Hawaii GOP Chair Jonah Kaauwai release a statement on Rep. Colleen Hanabusa's announcement that she was unable to secure the Hawaii seat on the House Appropriations Committee that her campaign had promised.

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Friday, January 14, 2011
Reince Priebus elected Republican National Committee Chair
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 8:19 PM :: 5634 Views

“I would like to congratulate our new RNC Chairman on his election.  I am proud to have joined the other Island members of the RNC in voting for Chairman Priebus."

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Hanabusa: One Day on the Job, One Broken Promise
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 11:28 PM :: 11016 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

Rep. Hanabusa and Senator Inouye assured voters last October that she would get a seat on the powerful Appropriation Committee if elected and that has turned out to be nothing more than an empty campaign promise.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
GOP: Berg's years of service to community recognized
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 11:25 PM :: 8539 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

As many of you know, Tom has proudly represented the values of our party for years as a volunteer in the community, member of the Ewa Neighborhood Board and as a candidate for the State House.  His years of dedication and service to his community have clearly been recognized by voters in this Special Election.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010
This Democrat didn’t forget who the real Neil Abercrombie is
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 11:02 PM :: 11346 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, Energy, Environment

Just because Neil Abercrombie has had an extreme makeover on the outside, it does not mean his radical ideas and values have cleaned up.  In fact, on the inside, he is just as extreme as he was in the 1970s. 

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Monday, October 18, 2010
Losing streak: Mufi, Kirk, Colleen, Dan?
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 6:20 PM :: 10465 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Inouye backed Colleen Hanabusa in May’s special election for Hawaii’s first congressional district.  She came in second place and is still defying political analysts who believed the seat was a safe Democrat seat by polling behind Republican Charles Djou in recent polls.  Inouye also backed Mufi Hannemann for governor and Kirk Caldwell for mayor, both of whom lost their election."

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Friday, October 8, 2010
GOP movers insulted: Hanabusa rejects “gesture of goodwill”
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 4:01 PM :: 10229 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

...she claimed that the Hawaii Republican Party's gesture of support and goodwill was simply a 'stunt'....

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Thursday, September 23, 2010
Hawaii Democrats pledge: Higher taxes, more spending, less liberty
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 8:18 PM :: 9241 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Some are asking ‘where is the local and national Democrats’ plan?’ and I remind them that it is already being implemented, and here in Hawaii has been the norm for over four decades.  Higher taxes and fees, more spending, bigger government, less liberty and doing whatever union bosses tell them to.  That’s the Democrat’s ‘Pledge.’  They should have the guts to put it on paper and roll it out the way Republicans have.”

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Ka’auwai: “If Hanabusa won’t be voting for herself, why should anyone else?”
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 5:31 PM :: 10699 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Just last week, Congressman Charles Djou cast his vote in the Primary election for Hawaii’s First Congressional District. His main opponent, however, has not cast her vote yet. In fact, she will not be voting in this election. As a candidate asking for the vote of the people, it’s worth asking: ‘If Colleen Hanabusa won’t be voting for herself, why should anyone else?’"

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
How much GE Tax Hike did Hannemann, Schatz and Caldwell promise HGEA?
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 1:21 AM :: 8295 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

"The HGEA Union Bosses have made it clear that a prerequisite for their endorsement is a commitment from candidates to raise the GET tax in order to pay them off.  Hannemann, Schatz and Caldwell need to come clean with Hawaii voters and tell them how big of an increase they promised so we know just how much more in taxes we can expect to pay if they get elected."

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Thursday, August 5, 2010
Kaauwai: “Democrats try every trick to keep Lingle from appointing next Chief Justice”
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 9:52 PM :: 8103 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Democrats in the Senate have tried every trick in the book to prevent Governor Linda Lingle from appointing the next Chief Justice. They put a question on the ballot to change the retirement age for judges which was voted down by voters and now they are trying to vote down an obviously qualified judge, with Judiciary Chair Brian Tanaguchi telling the media after the hearing that the five men on the list were all qualified. This is height of hypocrisy."

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Ka’auwai on HB444: Calvin Say fears overthrow by dissident Democrats
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 12:14 AM :: 6613 Views :: Energy, Environment

“Democrat legislators pushed to bring this bill back to life on the last day of the legislative session, but where are those arrogant legislators today?  Speaker Calvin Say is afraid to call a special session because his unstable rule over the House of Representatives is in jeopardy and he wants to avoid an attempt by dissident Democrats to overthrow him."

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Friday, May 28, 2010
Kaauwai: Hannemann supports HB444 gay civil unions
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 10:02 PM :: 9669 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Hannemann has had months to formulate an opinion on one of the state’s most pressing issues.  In the past Hannemann dodged taking a stand on HB 444 because he wasn’t an official candidate.  Now that he’s announced and all the fan fare is over, he continues to skirt the issue.  It is clear Mufi lacks the courage and backbone to speak to his values."

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Thursday, May 27, 2010
Kaauwai: Hannemann is train wreck for Hawaii
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 7:26 PM :: 9181 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

“Hannemann has raised property taxes, sewer fees, admission fees, motor vehicle fees, parking meter rates and pushed for the general excise tax increase. Under his watch, Honolulu was named the 2nd most expensive city to do business in.  He is leaving office early to campaign for Governor, and he's given no guarantee that he will not jump ship again to run for U.S. Senate in 2012.

“Hawai’i can expect the same reckless leadership, strong-arming from the old guard Democrat network and closed-door bargaining with public labor union bosses at the state level with Hannemann as Hawai’i’s governor.

“This November, Republican candidates will be the voices of bold leadership and change Hawai’i needs.  We are confident in the leadership of Lt. Governor Duke Aiona and know Hawai’i voters recognize his commitment to enhancing Hawai’i’s economy through responsible government spending and investment in the private sector.”

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Sunday, March 21, 2010
GOP Chair Ka’auwai: “We must elect Djou”
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 10:27 PM :: 7007 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

“Since the healthcare debate heated up in March, over 7,617 jobs were lost every day.  Not only did Congress fail to address the most important issues of the day—jobs and the economy—but they passed legislation that is guaranteed to hurt businesses and negatively impact jobs.  Hawai'i needs congressional representation that works for our concerns, for our jobs and most importantly, for our families.

“We have a unique opportunity here in Hawai'i come May.  We can, must and will elect Republican Charles Djou to Congress, gain a champion of fiscal accountability, individual responsibility for Hawai’i and return independent, effective leadership to Congress.”

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Hawaii GOP: Nation’s 3rd worst education system is “fruit of Hanabusa’s relationship with HSTA”
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 1:12 PM :: 8316 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

"With this endorsement, Hanabusa, like other public union soldiers in the legislature, remains beholden to a lobbying group that protects its own interests, even at the expense of Hawai'i’s children.”

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Kaauwai backs placing DoE under control of next Governor: Union bosses against accountability
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 2:37 PM :: 5760 Views :: Energy, Environment

The problem is not our students or its teachers.  The problems lie in the political power structure within the State of Hawai'i.  Democrats, who are well known to be controlled by union money, have remained unwilling to create solutions.  Any proposed changes to an unaccountable system would mean certain electoral losses which is why our children and Hawai`i's families remain political pawns to the unions' games.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009
Ka`auwai: Abercrombie embarrassed by earmark for campaign co-chair
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 11:26 AM :: 8770 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

The people of Hawai'i are tired of tax and spend policies that leave future generations with a huge financial burden.  Republican Charles Djou is the only candidate in this race who can bring the kind of fiscal accountability to Washington that the people of Hawai'i and the nation deserve.

Has Mufi’s strong fundraising lead and widespread appeal threatened Abercrombie’s run for governor, so much that he has to bail from one office to run fulltime for another?  Is he so afraid of his vote record and the tough votes that are pending in Congress?  Perhaps he’s embarrassed by the $3.5 million earmark he proposed for a company whose president co-chairs his gubernatorial campaign. 

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Friday, December 4, 2009
Kaauwai: "Failure Fridays"
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 8:07 PM :: 6985 Views :: Energy, Environment

With discussions stalled until mid-December, public unions bosses are showing their priorities do not lie with Hawai'i’s children.  They simply ignore the financial reality the rest of Hawai'i has already begun to face.  Instead of reallocating from the DOE/BOE bureaucracy, these uncaring public union leaders are mercilessly pulling more money from teachers’ pockets and valuable class time from students.

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Monday, September 28, 2009
Kaauwai: DoE political opportunism at expense of keiki
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 5:15 PM :: 5583 Views :: Energy, Environment

Hawai`i’s teachers and students are pawns in a larger game of political power and control.  The discussion today should be about the DOE’s massive waste and ways to trim it instead of what our children will be doing for the 17 days off.

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Friday, September 25, 2009
GOP: Hooser's only idea--"increase taxes"
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 6:53 PM :: 10149 Views :: Honolulu County, Democratic Party, Energy, Environment

Read between the lines of Sen. Hooser’s commentary and you will see the only idea he has is to increase taxes on Hawai'i’s already overtaxed citizens.  We need elected officials who can make difficult decisions and solve complicated problems, not hope someone else will find a solution.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009
HGEA boss makes more than Governor
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 9:46 PM :: 6763 Views :: Energy, Environment

In truth, Randy Perreira makes over $150,000 a year on dues from union members!  Randy knows he clears at least $25,000 a year more than the Governor, herself, who is taking a voluntary pay cut and furlough.  In typical, arrogant, Union Boss fashion, Perreira fails to mention that he isn't taking any pay cut, himself, nor is he offering to reduce the monthly dues for the hard-working rank and file to ease the hardship.  With these greedy bosses, it's always, "Do as I say, not as I do!"

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Friday, July 17, 2009
Kaauwai speech at July 14 rally "No More Taxes"
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 2:56 PM :: 9865 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

People of Hawai’i, I am standing here with you because I am sick and tired of the strangle hold that the arrogant and greedy union bosses and there puppet legislature have on Hawai’i.

Our Senate President Colleen Hanabusa has said that you are used to paying higher taxes.  Which tells me that Senator Hanabusa and her tax and spend friends in the legislature will continue to stick us with the bill unless we get them out of office.

We, the principled, honest and hardworking people of Hawai’i have allowed selfish corruption, personal gain, and special interests to determine the future of our children. As the Republican Party Chair, I am telling you -- NO MORE, NO WAY, and, NOT ON MY WATCH!!!

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Monday, July 13, 2009
No more taxes: Rally July 14 Honolulu, Hilo
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 2:13 AM :: 10744 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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Tuesday, June 30, 2009
No Tax Increase! Rallies Honolulu July 4, July 14
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 4:43 PM :: 10659 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

Union leaders are playing with their members livelihoods! And they are calling for an increase in GE Taxes! The union bosses are pushing their membership to rally at the Capital June 30th, from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. We need you to call radio shows, write letters to the editor and call/email Senator Hanabusa and Speaker Say to let them know your cost of living is already too high. Want to be part of the solution? This is what YOU can do...

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Jonah Kaauwai announces campaign for State GOP Chair
By Jonah Ka`auwai @ 2:35 PM :: 9564 Views :: Energy, Environment

My goal and commitment to you in 2010 is to help elect a Republican Governor, a member of Congress and more Republicans to the legislature, council races and Board of Education.  As Party Chairman, I will work to ensure that Republicans contest all Legislative seats so that Hawaii voters have real choices on election day.

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