The passage of General Excise Tax (GET) surcharge to fund public transportation is already having unintended consequences. The latest comes by way of an op-ed by Rep. Cynthia Thielen on Sunday Aug. 21, 2005, in the ”’Honolulu Star-Bulletin.”’ The reasoning goes: Since the city is going to raise $150 million a year for mass transit system that has yet to hit the drawing board, and won

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