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‘Hawaii’s economic crisis and how to solve it’

As Hawaii’s coronavirus lockdown measures continue, its economic crisis is worsening and inquiring minds want to know what can be done about it. That’s why Johnny Miro of H.Hawaii Media featured Keli’i Akina of the Grassroot Institute on his Sunday morning radio show, to talk for 20 minutes about how

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Akina warns on KHON2 TV of massive unemployment tax hike

KHON2 TV reporter Jenn Boneza interviewed Grassroot Institute President Keli’I Akina for a news story that was aired at least three times on Tuesday (Nov. 24) about how Hawaii’s unemployment insurance tax is going to automatically triple in the new year, unless action is taken to prevent it. “A restaurant, or perhaps a small retail shop, with

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Akina and Perry talk ‘unemployment tax blues’

Keli’i Akina of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii rode once again with “Perry & The Posse” this past Monday, invited by host Michael W. Perry to share his views about the looming massive increase in the state’s unemployment insurance tax. “It’s not bad enough that Hawaii’s business have been hit

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‘A massive tidal wave is going to hit Hawaii businesses next year’

Keli’i Akina explains on “The Mike Buck Show” why a slated tripling of the state unemployment insurance tax will only worsen Hawaii’s unemployment situation   “Just when you thought we’re sort of getting back to some system of normalcy — not the case!” That was how Hawaii radio host Mike

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Enlist private sector to help trim state, county budgets

This commentary was published originally in The Garden Island newspaper on Nov. 16, 2020. _______________ Gov. David Ige is rightly considering cuts to the state budget to compensate for Hawai‘i’s dizzying drop in tax revenues due to the coronavirus lockdown. One tool that could help would be for the state

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Raiding EUTF is deja vu all over again

This commentary was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Sunday, November 15, 2020. ________________ Gov. David Ige in his 2018 State of the State address said, “One value that has guided this administration is to not simply pass our debts to our kids and grandkids.” But that value seems

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Great Lockdown Crash of 2020 is wake-up call for Hawaii lawmakers

This commentary was originally published, without the footnotes, in The Garden Island on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. _____________ Warren Buffett once said, “You only learn who has been swimming naked when the tide goes out.”[1] That includes states, and now that the tide has receded, it’s easy to see that

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‘Hawaii’s economic crisis and how to solve it’

As Hawaii’s coronavirus lockdown measures continue, its economic crisis is worsening and inquiring minds want to know what can be done about it. That’s why Johnny Miro of H.Hawaii Media featured Keli’i Akina of the Grassroot Institute on his Sunday morning radio show, to talk for 20 minutes about how

Read More →

Akina warns on KHON2 TV of massive unemployment tax hike

KHON2 TV reporter Jenn Boneza interviewed Grassroot Institute President Keli’I Akina for a news story that was aired at least three times on Tuesday (Nov. 24) about how Hawaii’s unemployment insurance tax is going to automatically triple in the new year, unless action is taken to prevent it. “A restaurant, or perhaps a small retail shop, with

Read More →

Akina and Perry talk ‘unemployment tax blues’

Keli’i Akina of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii rode once again with “Perry & The Posse” this past Monday, invited by host Michael W. Perry to share his views about the looming massive increase in the state’s unemployment insurance tax. “It’s not bad enough that Hawaii’s business have been hit

Read More →

‘A massive tidal wave is going to hit Hawaii businesses next year’

Keli’i Akina explains on “The Mike Buck Show” why a slated tripling of the state unemployment insurance tax will only worsen Hawaii’s unemployment situation   “Just when you thought we’re sort of getting back to some system of normalcy — not the case!” That was how Hawaii radio host Mike

Read More →

Enlist private sector to help trim state, county budgets

This commentary was published originally in The Garden Island newspaper on Nov. 16, 2020. _______________ Gov. David Ige is rightly considering cuts to the state budget to compensate for Hawai‘i’s dizzying drop in tax revenues due to the coronavirus lockdown. One tool that could help would be for the state

Read More →

Raiding EUTF is deja vu all over again

This commentary was originally published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Sunday, November 15, 2020. ________________ Gov. David Ige in his 2018 State of the State address said, “One value that has guided this administration is to not simply pass our debts to our kids and grandkids.” But that value seems

Read More →

Great Lockdown Crash of 2020 is wake-up call for Hawaii lawmakers

This commentary was originally published, without the footnotes, in The Garden Island on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. _____________ Warren Buffett once said, “You only learn who has been swimming naked when the tide goes out.”[1] That includes states, and now that the tide has receded, it’s easy to see that

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