Democrats in the state Legislature are proposing to raise taxes on a variety of fronts, even though Hawaii taxpayers already pay the fourth highest taxes in the nation, and the economy and businesses continue to suffer under the state’s and city’s repressive tax and spend policies.

Vote on the following tax proposal, and let the Democrat Majority know whether you are for or against it:

*The state Senate passed a measure to increase the general excise tax by 12.5 percent, from 4 percent to 4.5 percent, to raise $180 million from Hawaii taxpayers, supposedly to put $120 million into education, though there is no guarantee the money will be used for education. Now the measure is before the state House.

”’To reach legislators, see:”’ “Representatives at a Glance” and “Senators at a Glance”

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