Thursday, September 19, 2019

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.

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...

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. 

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...

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.

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...

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...

Schiff & The Dems: Can They Really Be That Clueless?

While it is easy to look upon Mr. Schiff as a brainless tool of today’s Progressive-Fascist movement, it would be wise to come to the conclusion that he is not politically stunted in his intellect, but rather arrogant and perhaps a little less tone-deaf than we would care to believe.

Jerry Nadler & His Predetermined Outcome

There is a lot of wiggle-room that was provided to partisan politicians in Robert Mueller’s statement, a statement made of the US Department of...

The “Rail Skim” Suit: We Lost the Battle, Taxpayers Won the War

A long time ago, in October 2015 to be more precise, the Tax Foundation of Hawaii sued the State.  Why?  Because at the time,...