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Hawaii’s Unions and Sense of Entitlement

by Pearl Hahn Hawaii’s unions could be a valuable asset to the community. Every individual is guaranteed freedom of assembly to associate with whomever he wishes to express, promote, pursue, or defend a common interest such as better working conditions. This is a basic human right. Problems arise, however, when

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Porkers Also Abound Across the Pond

by Pearl Hahn  Recession or not, government spending abounds, as evidenced by Mayor Hannemann’s recent $10,000 televised speech promoting rail transit. As of June of last year, the city had already spent about $2.6 million in taxpayer money on rail promotion. Perhaps Hannemann is practicing wasteful spending for future Congressional ambitions.

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Akaka Bill Editorial, Grassroot Institute in Wall Street Journal

by Pearl Hahn  The Grassroot Institute’s public education efforts concerning the Akaka Bill have earned a mention by the Wall Street Journal. The editorial cites the Grassroot Institute and Beacon Hill Institute’s study on the economic impact of the bill, which could result in up to $689.7 million in lost state tax

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Myth Continues Concerning Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate

by Pearl Hahn  The media and government remain intent on concealing Hawaii’s true unemployment rate. Do not make the mistake of taking data by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics at face value. While the Bureau claims that Hawaii’s unemployment rate remained steady at 7.2 percent in October, the truth is

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Jones Act Lawsuit Irks Federal Government

by Pearl Hahn  Federal judge David Ezra chose to toss a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Jones Act, an 89-year-old law that restricts interstate shipping to Hawaii to only U.S.-built and U.S.-flagged ships. Earlier this fall, Honolulu attorneys John Carroll and Christopher Dias filed the suit against the U.S. government on

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Hawaii: Eliminate State Jobs, Save Money For Real Stimulus

by Pearl Hahn  We need real stimulus. Yet, we keep getting swindled. Instead of providing relief to struggling families, our elected leaders chose to bail out foreign and domestic banks whose poor decisions should have led to their ultimate demise, and passed a stimulus which is taking a devastating toll on

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DBEDT Director Ted Liu Faces Serious Charges

by Pearl Hahn  In a draft audit, state auditor Marion Higa alleges that under Director Ted Liu, the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism has been operating under less than honest standards. According to the report, the department violated procurement procedures, filed false financial reports, and spent funds inappropriately on

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Scientists Need Ethics Training and Anger Management

by Pearl Hahn  Apparently in today’s scientific community, it is common practice to reach a conclusion via popular opinion instead of through a civil exchange of data. The hacked e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit reveal something akin to a mob mentality of “us vs. them,” complete

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How Much Does a Trillion Dollars Weigh?

by Pearl Hahn  Bailouts and deficits have Americans thinking of money in very big terms. Some questions that haunt us include how much money we do not have, how much we owe, and how much we have handed over to failing companies in a futile effort to save them. Thanks to

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What Health Care Reform Means- H.R. 3962

by Pearl Hahn  With the narrow passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962) in the House, it is up to the Senate to decide whether to approve major government expansion into our lives. Unfortunately, the bill is a thinly veiled, revised form of H.R. 3200, which sparked

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Hawaii’s Unions and Sense of Entitlement

by Pearl Hahn Hawaii’s unions could be a valuable asset to the community. Every individual is guaranteed freedom of assembly to associate with whomever he wishes to express, promote, pursue, or defend a common interest such as better working conditions. This is a basic human right. Problems arise, however, when

Read More →

Porkers Also Abound Across the Pond

by Pearl Hahn  Recession or not, government spending abounds, as evidenced by Mayor Hannemann’s recent $10,000 televised speech promoting rail transit. As of June of last year, the city had already spent about $2.6 million in taxpayer money on rail promotion. Perhaps Hannemann is practicing wasteful spending for future Congressional ambitions.

Read More →

Akaka Bill Editorial, Grassroot Institute in Wall Street Journal

by Pearl Hahn  The Grassroot Institute’s public education efforts concerning the Akaka Bill have earned a mention by the Wall Street Journal. The editorial cites the Grassroot Institute and Beacon Hill Institute’s study on the economic impact of the bill, which could result in up to $689.7 million in lost state tax

Read More →

Myth Continues Concerning Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate

by Pearl Hahn  The media and government remain intent on concealing Hawaii’s true unemployment rate. Do not make the mistake of taking data by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics at face value. While the Bureau claims that Hawaii’s unemployment rate remained steady at 7.2 percent in October, the truth is

Read More →

Jones Act Lawsuit Irks Federal Government

by Pearl Hahn  Federal judge David Ezra chose to toss a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Jones Act, an 89-year-old law that restricts interstate shipping to Hawaii to only U.S.-built and U.S.-flagged ships. Earlier this fall, Honolulu attorneys John Carroll and Christopher Dias filed the suit against the U.S. government on

Read More →

Hawaii: Eliminate State Jobs, Save Money For Real Stimulus

by Pearl Hahn  We need real stimulus. Yet, we keep getting swindled. Instead of providing relief to struggling families, our elected leaders chose to bail out foreign and domestic banks whose poor decisions should have led to their ultimate demise, and passed a stimulus which is taking a devastating toll on

Read More →

DBEDT Director Ted Liu Faces Serious Charges

by Pearl Hahn  In a draft audit, state auditor Marion Higa alleges that under Director Ted Liu, the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism has been operating under less than honest standards. According to the report, the department violated procurement procedures, filed false financial reports, and spent funds inappropriately on

Read More →

Scientists Need Ethics Training and Anger Management

by Pearl Hahn  Apparently in today’s scientific community, it is common practice to reach a conclusion via popular opinion instead of through a civil exchange of data. The hacked e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit reveal something akin to a mob mentality of “us vs. them,” complete

Read More →

How Much Does a Trillion Dollars Weigh?

by Pearl Hahn  Bailouts and deficits have Americans thinking of money in very big terms. Some questions that haunt us include how much money we do not have, how much we owe, and how much we have handed over to failing companies in a futile effort to save them. Thanks to

Read More →

What Health Care Reform Means- H.R. 3962

by Pearl Hahn  With the narrow passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962) in the House, it is up to the Senate to decide whether to approve major government expansion into our lives. Unfortunately, the bill is a thinly veiled, revised form of H.R. 3200, which sparked

Read More →