Aloha everyone, thank you so much for your votes!
Now that we’ve moved through the primaries, I’m full steam ahead for the general election where I am running as the Republican Representative for District 16 (Koloa to Manā and Ni’ihau) against the decade long Democrat incumbent House Majority Leader.
I am a Republican because there is no way I can be Democrat knowing what I know, experiencing what I have experienced and understanding what I do.
My priority has remained the same since I first testified before the council in early 2017, discussing leveling the playing field and balancing the economic disparity caused by exploitation resulting in drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, crime, homelessness, survival/commercial trafficking and the eventual suicide.
We need to introduce legislation that would fit in HRS under the GET .5% increase stating that the income tax of the businesses profiting off the land, air, sea, spring, river, aina, aloha, mana of the island be diverted to stay on the island where generated and put into a similar fund as the Alaska Permanent Fund created off oil profits and distributed to the residents as dividends paid.
This measure is merited since these businesses did not create the product they are profiting off and this action will align us with the true practice of capitalism where one is not allowed to profit off exploitation, meaning no plundering nor indentured servitude allowed.
Candidate Q&A: State House District 16 — Ana Mo Des
For Hawaii’s Nov. 3 General Election, Civil Beat asked candidates to answer some questions about where they stand on various issues and what their priorities will be if elected.
The following came from Ana Mo Des, Republican candidate for State House District 16, which includes Niihau, Lehua, Koloa and Waimea. The other candidate is Democrat Daynette Morikawa.
We are at a crossroads; the future is now
Some information has been brought to my attention on the intentions the state has in navigating the future burden of balancing the budget that I feel we should be aware of before January is upon us. I watched a Facebook Live presentation on a candidate for council’s page interviewing two state representatives, titled “State Legislature Update,” and I have a few issues with what was discussed that alarmed me in which I’ll share here.
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