State of Hawaii secondary Archives: on Budget & Economy


John Carroll: Remove laws that tax island imports & reduce cost of living

Hawaii suffers disproportionately from archaic laws like the Jones Act that increase the cost of all imports to our Island, which forces up the cost of everyday necessities. These constraints on free trade and shipping also makes the export of goods, especially agricultural products prohibitively expensive. Changing Federal law will bring our cost of living back in line. The "Matson Tax" or "Cost of Living in Paradise" are no longer things we should simply tolerate and ignore, it can be set right.
Source: 2016 HI Senate campaign website carroll4senate.wordpress.com Aug 26, 2016

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