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Should the state get a bigger share of Oahu’s rail tax surcharge as a condition for extending the tax?

  • C. No way, no extension (670 Votes)
  • B. No, extend tax but only for rail (533 Votes)
  • A. Yes, main thing is rail funding (166 Votes)

This is not a scientific poll — results reflect only the opinions of those voting.

42 responses to “Should the state get a bigger share of Oahu’s rail tax surcharge as a condition for extending the tax?”

  1. bikemom says:

    Absolutely not.

  2. wiliki says:

    We should fire the legislators that are extorting this money from the City.

  3. kiragirl says:

    As of this moment, there are 20 votes for A. Does these people realize that they (Honolulu) will be funding projects on our neighbor islands who do not contribute nothing at all? I can only hope Honolulu legislators have the smarts to know what a scam our mayor is suggesting.

  4. djsmith says:


  5. keonimay says:

    The State of Hawaii money, should have many political strings attached to it.

    The C&C of Honolulu, should have a “Big Brother” partner.

    “Big Brother” should be auditing every penny and who gets it.

    “Big Brother” should give its findings, to the news media, for an “Electron Microscope” investigation.

    No one has received a “forensic audit”, of the RAIL money, that has been spent thus far.

  6. Wazdat says:

    On Time and On Budget

    The Financial Plan is Solid

    Property taxes will Not be used

    2.7 Billion from Kapolei to UH

    Get Tax is Temporary

    Over 100,000 will be Riding Daily

    All LIES from Caldwell and EVERYONE involved with this Project. When is it ENOUGH ???

  7. Bdpapa says:

    The main thing is not Rail funding. The main thing is to have those that pay more, get more. Oahu cannot continue being the Bank for all Islands. I don’t know how much of the GET stays within each county but Oahu deserves no more than it gives but more than its getting!

  8. localaunty says:


  9. mcc says:

    The legislature should not take bribes from Caldwell. No more funding for the broken train.

  10. sailfish1 says:

    This is a sure sign that Caldwell and Menor have no means of financing the rail. Now they are trying to bribe the state into extending the tax.

  11. Waterman2 says:

    Oh my goodness ! Ok , sounds good , us outside island guys , we will take it ! Why not if you Honolulu guys like give it . LAWB , Laughing All the Way to the Bank.

    LAWB ! LAWB ! LAWB ! LAWB ! LAWB ! LAWB ! HA ! HA! HA! ………. too cool.

  12. jankenpo says:

    Is this a bribe?

  13. justmyview371 says:

    Are the people voting yes crazy?

  14. CloudForest says:

    Read the book: Confessions of an Economic Hitman
    It explains everything.

  15. blackmurano says:

    This worst city and county Mayor, the island of Oahu has ever had pockets $200,000 a year for his part time job at a bank. Earlier he proposed tax increased on our vehicle weight tax. The same tax, only a few years ago, zapped every driver in Hawaii for a whopping 66 percent. Now he wants another. Caldwell also proposed to raise the fuel tax to fund our bad roads in the islands. The last fuel increase, the same reason was give – today the roads are still bad.
    Now this greedy individual want to share the rail tax with the State because he can always scratch our pocket book again.
    The general election is over and this Mayor will have another 4 years to mismanage our tax dollars again.

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