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When the Media Embraces a Talent-Less Know-Nothing Has-Been

People are waking up to the fact that the political opinions of the Hollywood and coastal elites are about as worthless as DeLorean stock. Yet the mainstream media – including FOX News – continues to grant them access to their airwaves and a presence on their webpages. In an age when their Fascist vitriol is increasingly off the rails we all...

Do We Have a Legitimate Government?

Every so often, the news reports on people who deny the legitimacy of the government we have here in Hawaii. “We’re not subject to those laws,” they say, “so we don’t have to follow rules or pay taxes.”  It pains me to read stories of people who lost their homes after being told that they didn’t have to pay back their mortgages because...

The Tax on Ghost Homes

The Hawaii State Tax Watch Doggie is discussing a new Honolulu property tax proposal with his wife, the consummate researcher. Q.  I thought we had enough problems trying to tax the usage of real property.  Now the City and County wants to tax people who don’t use their real property! A.  Do you mean...

More Proof That Google Is Manipulating Our Elections

Another piece of evidence that Google (along with other social media giants like Facebook) is more of a threat to our election process here in the United States than the Russians could ever be has surfaced courtesy of Project Veritas. This should piss everyone off. Google's Head of Responsible Innovation, Jen Gennai, was caught on video (which Google has...

It’s the Economy, Stupid

“It’s the Economy, Stupid” is a catchphrase made famous by Bill Clinton when he ran for president in 1992 and won.  Recently, we have been getting lots of news about our economy here in the islands, and none of it has been good.  The national site WalletHub has pegged our economy 48th out of 51 (including DC). ...

Councilmember Kym Pine to host 7th Annual Hire Leeward Job & Career Fair

Honolulu City Council Member Kymberly Pine, Chair of the Council Committee on Business Economic Development and Tourism, invites job seekers and employers to the 7th annual Hire Leeward Job & Career Fair. “We are committed to connecting Leeward Oahu residents with job and career opportunities on their side of the island. This is...

HI-5 – Have We Stopped the Leakage Yet?

Just three months ago, the Hawaii State Auditor released the latest in a series of reports over the years on the Hawaii Deposit Beverage Container Program, known as HI-5.  That report, No. 19-08, basically said, “Look.  We’ve issued four audit reports on the program, every two years beginning with 2013.  In each of the reports, we rely on the distributors and redemption centers...

DOE, Fork Over That General Ledger!

The Hawaii State Tax Watch Doggie’s son has come home from school, and today he has a few more questions than usual. Q. Dad!  What’s a general ledger? A. Grrr...I’m trying to write an article here. Why don’t you ask Mom? Q. She just chased me out of the kitchen.

The Bernie-Beto-Pelosi Blast of BS on Trump’s Mexico Tariff

While Democrats and Progressive-Fascists continue to shriek at anything and everything Trump in their preparation for the up-coming election cycle, there is perhaps nothing more pathetic than the unlikely tag-team of Nancy Pelosi, Beto O’Rourke, and Bernie Sanders. Nevertheless, where Trump’s actions regarding Mexican tariffs are concerned, we are entertained by just that. In response to President Trump’s successful,...

Shining Light on Revenue Estimates

At the Legislature, I often hear legislators considering proposed tax legislation ask our Department of Taxation (DOTAX) how much money a certain proposal would bring in (if it’s a “revenue raiser”) or cost (if it’s a tax credit or exemption).  Sometimes, the DOTAX representative at the hearing peers into a little manila folder he or she brings to the hearing and reads out...