Already Using the General Excise Tax Increase to Justify More Spending-Shoots from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii – Aug. 25, 2005


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