It feels like State and Federal Legislators don’t have a Clue about what real-life Americans Face Every Day

By Sydney Sullivan

The Hawaii legislature in 2018 started off wanting to make it a “Felony” if you rented a room in your home short term without the required licensing. Most folks are all for the necessary permit and, of course, paying the taxes. But making a vacation rental violation a felony – well, that went a bit too far.

Sometimes it feels like state and federal legislators don’t have a clue about what real-life Americans face every day. Legislators have always had a paycheck, even during the 2008 meltdown. While many folks were losing their homes, banks offered sweet refinance and payoff deals to legislators all over the country. Average homeowners couldn’t get a refinance or modification from 2008 through 2012 because the banks told them to miss 3 payments to qualify for HAMP and then denied homeowners the opportunity to reinstate their loan – because they were unknowingly in DEFAULT. Continue reading

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Hawaii’s OccupyWallStreet Movement Speaks Out from Kauai, Maui, Hilo, Oahu

“We are a people at the full height of our power” sings the choir on Kauai, HI, site of the worlds’ largest missile test site, GMO testing fields, rising costs of education and crashing home values…in paradise. It’s real life in paradise.

Every island has their movement – please join! We are the 99% – united.  Whether you are Democrat or Republican – this is your fight.  Greed is not good. Wall Street has deliberately taken your property equity, savings, pension and retirement funds and gambled them away. Continue reading