I have signed the Tax Payer Protection Pledge to oppose all tax increases. If elected, I will hold firm to this pledge. People should be free to make the best use of their own resources for the betterment of themselves, their families and our community.
We all share the good fortune of living in Hawaii and by exercising our civic duty can assure future generations an even better life.
LIST OF ISSUES
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY – Transparency and accountability are crucial to restore integrity to the budget process. We must stop wasting tax money. We should punish poor performance in the departments. The Open Budget Initiative provides citizens with the tools to understand money issues and to take action. I will keep you informed.
EDUCATION – The vast Department of Education bureaucracy should be severely cut.
Decision making is best made at the school level. Parents' choices will force needed improvements. We do not need any more top-down programs forced upon schools from above. Every child should experience increased life opportunities through education.
HEALTHCARE – Hawaii's Prepaid Healthcare Plan has worked for decades.
ObamaCare should be repealed so Hawaii can return to a program that works.
At the very least, Hawaii should obtain an exemption from ObamaCare to do our own.
ENVIRONMENT – Conservation of Hawaii's precious natural resources is very
important and decisions should largely be made locally. The wide-ranging and dictatorial
powers of the federal bureaucracies should be curtailed.
GOVERNMENT & HOUSING – Government intrusion into every aspect of
modern life often does more harm than good. Politicians promise far beyond what they can
actually deliver. The market will deliver housing, even at very modest prices. But the
rulers must step aside and allow entrepreneurship and people's own native abilities,
intelligence, energies and creativity to carry the day.
BUSINESS – The continuing creation of new enterprise and allowing business to flourish brings out the best in our society. People create jobs, products, services and, yes,
wealth, through commerce. This is the bedrock of self-sustainability for individuals who
want to escape dependency on government. Politicians' help is not required so much as
their interference be abated.