Fixed costs, fixed political parties
I agree with all the facts presented in the recent letter (July 22) about fixed costs and how competition could improve the cost of living in Hawaii nei.
I might argue with the ways that laws could be rewritten to bring costs down, but that goes off into politics, Hawaii style.
The local machine hit a real nadir when it kept Patsy Mink’s body alive exactly long enough to avoid the inconvenience of an election.
While I refuse to send a Republican off to Washington to join the fanatics who have ruined that party, the local Democratic machine is little better. It is still the bought and paid for tool of the great land-owning families, who themselves are leftovers from the very dodgy politics that surrounded the Hawaiian monarchy.
Sad day for Hawaii
The edition of WHT Aug. 1 is enough for anybody that believes in the free election system feels sick.
The county elections office has been compromised and it is doubtful that the “small problems” are the complete truth.
The state of Hawaii needs to step in and oversee the elections to guarantee the results are legitimate.
To add to the insult of the taxpaying public, we have to pick up the tab (thousands of dollars) for a union and Democratic Party meeting for county employees during working hours — so they can be told who to vote for.
Good grief! When are the people of this county and state going to realize that letting one political party have complete control just sets the table for a serving of corruption?
I would think the public was full of that already.
Hawaii’s politicians have never been more politically incorrect about their campaigning methods.
I would like to complain about all the campaign endorsement letters that have been flooding my mail box. I have been receiving the same advertisements from the same candidates daily — and it’s disappointing how much paper is being wasted, especially when most of the candidates claim to be environmentally conscious.
I would like to suggest that if sponsors would like to promote their candidate, they should buy a bunch of canned food and donate it to the food bank of Hawaii in the name of their candidate or hold a beach cleanup.
Actions speak louder than words and, so far, all I’ve seen is a bunch of people who are causing traffic jams, holding signs, being annoying.